Institutional Award: WCVB-TV for Overall Programming Excellence
A Peabody Award to WCVB, Boston, for overall programming excellence. From Kafka’s play, The Penal Colony, performed in Spanish with English sub-titles, to Boston Legacy, a bicentennial series built around the many ethnic groups that make up Boston’s heritage, WCVB demonstrated a deep and sincere interest in community affairs and people. Through documentaries, investigative reporting, creative magazine formats, and Town Hall meetings, they treat the problems of the community with sensitivity and tough objectivity. Every program or series submitted for consideration was meritorious, but the award goes for overall excellence, with a bow to the creative people who dealt with so many subjects so intelligently.