Winner 1972

NBC Television for “Jack Lemmon in ‘S Wonderful, ‘S Gershwin,” “Liza With a Z,” and “The Timex All-star Swing Festival”


These three special programs devoted to 20th century American music were simple in format, yet with an elegance of style; they glorified the indigenous American musical forms with superb taste, sophistication, coherence and ingenuity. Together and separately, these programs have helped to restore the integrity of the “special” in television. In recognition, a 1972 Peabody Award to NBC for television entertainment.