Winner 1947

CBS Is There

CBS Radio

This award in education goes to a network, the Columbia Broadcasting System, for the real contribution it has made in its documentaries and in its program, CBS Is There. The documentaries, on subjects such as housing, health and old-age security, have been presented with thoroughness and candor, and at good broadcasting hours, not when the country is asleep. In CBS Is There, the network has invented a most effective method of making history come alive. This is one form of required listening which teachers and pupils both enjoy. In making the award, we wish to salute William S. Paley, chairman of the board of CBS, who personally conceived the documentaries; Robert Heller, who directs them; Goodman Ace who devised CBS Is There; and Robert Shayon, who produces that program.