Winner 1979

Down at the Dunbar


A very real trip back into time—the time of the 30s, the 40s, and the 50s—resulted when KNXT undertook to document what went on at the Dunbar Hotel in Los Angeles during these years. Built by and for blacks in 1928, the Dunbar became a haven for the world’s most prominent black entertainers and made for itself a lasting place in the history of these times. Name a great in the history of American jazz and you name a person who shared their personal memories of the Dunbar. This was television as television should be, and for this, a Peabody Award to KNXT for Down at the Dunbar.