In Celebration of Us
As a significant telecast of the bicentennial year, a Peabody Award to CBS News for In Celebration of US. This 14 1/2 hour program conveyed a rare perspective of bicentennial events throughout the nation. From New York’s Operation Sail, to festivals in Washington, DC, to Philadelphia and New Orleans, into remote locations throughout the country, it was pure USA—at a unique moment in its history. Hosted by Walter Cronkite, supported by the full resources of CBS News, In Celebration of US brought great distinction to broadcasting in this nation’s bicentennial year.