Winner 1980

The National Geographic Specials

WQED-TV, National Geographic Society

Excellence is nothing new to WQED, Pittsburgh, and its fine staff. Now, meld this excellence with the outstanding contributions of the National Geographic Society and you have something that is really special, as the name of the winning Peabody entry implies. The National Geographic Specials are just that. Four programs—Mysteries of the Mind, The Superliners: Twilight of an Era, The Invisible World and Dive to the Edge of Creation—were so inherently superior that the Peabody Board chose to recognize them all as a group, terming them “unsurpassed excellence in documentaries.” For such unsurpassed excellence, a Peabody Award to WQED and the National Geographic Society.