Institutional Award: National Educational Television (NET) for Television Education
National Educational Television (NET)
We think it altogether fitting that National Educational Television (NET) and its president, John F. White, should receive the Peabody Award for the most distinguished performance in educational broadcasting in 1965. We wish to commend them specifically for these programs: History of the Negro People, a series of nine telecasts which explored the long-neglected history of the Negro; next, the two programs on American Crises, the first examining the emotional problems which beset so many American families, and then a dramatic study of those handicaps to learning suffered by children from depressed areas. Finally, for the program, Changing World: South African Essay, based on the forthright testimony of noted South African leaders, whites and blacks alike.