Winner 1971

Brian’s Song

ABC-TV, William Blinn

Sensitive production and direction, skillful writing and an outstanding television production. In recognition, a Peabody Award for television entertainment. *One of the most celebrated made-for-TV movies, Brian’s Song dealt with the friendship between NFL star Gale Sayers (Billy Dee Williams) and his terminally ill Chicago Bears teammate, Brian Piccolo (James Caan).