Winner 1994

MTV Unplugged

MTV Networks

This fresh and inventive series, created by Jim Burns and Bob Small and produced by Alex Coletti, has taken a simple concept and made a profound statement. By de-electrifying contemporary music, MTV Unplugged has built a bridge across the chasm known as the “generation gap.” From late 1989 when Chris Difford and Glen Tilbrook of Squeeze became the first unplugged artists, to a recent program which featured Tony Bennet in duet with both Elvis Costello and k.d. lang, MTV Unplugged has showcased the unbridled creativity that is the soul of music. Whether the featured artists are The Alarm or Hall & Oates, Tesla, Poison, or the late Kurt Cobain and Nirvana, MTV Unplugged has brought the unique talents of some of our finest contemporary artists to center stage. Recordings of these sessions have become influential in their own right. For proving once again that music is a universal language with messages for all, a Peabody to MTV Unplugged.