Evening at Pops
The most refreshing television show of last summer was Evening at Pops, the thirteen concerts telecast in color for an hour on Sunday evenings and in black and white the following Wednesdays. The Boston Pops, incomparably conducted in Symphony Hall by Arthur Fiedler, generates a lively and intimate pleasure in music; the guest performers he chose for these concerts were exciting and different. The series was produced by Bill Cosel for station WGBH with generous grants from the Public Broadcasting Service and the Ford Foundation; and it is a measure of their success that a second program of concerts is now in preparation for this coming summer. To Arthur Fiedler, Bill Cosel, and the Public Broadcasting Service, a Peabody Award for exceptional entertainment in television.