Institutional Award: National Educational Television (NET) for Excellence in Educational Television Programming
National Educational Television Network
A special Peabody Award is richly deserved by the National Educational Television Network and its producing stations for swimming valiantly against the current which seems to be sweeping TV toward mediocrity. Through such excellent programs as N.E.T. Playhouse, N.E.T. Journal, U.S.A.: The Arts, and others, it has demonstrated that a cultural network can compete professionally for the attention of the larger audience, and do it with artistry and without compromise. This special award is for past accomplishments and also in anticipation of things to come.