Individual 1971

Personal Award: Arthur Godfrey

Arthur Godfrey has long been a national resource in broadcasting like “Old Faithful.” His long and distinguished career in the media began when he was the first to spoof the sponsors on the Dawn Patrol. Arthur Godfrey’s commentary on President Roosevelt’s funeral cortege will forever be regarded as a memorable classic in the history of radio broadcasting and vividly demonstrated his versatile talents. He quickly escalated into the major leagues and pursued a diligent and unceasing quest for talent and innovative programming. Coupled with his whimsical humor, Arthur Godfrey’s productions were uniformly characterized by high quality, wholesome entertainment. A Peabody Award to Arthur Godfrey, aviator, ecologist and citizen for his great contribution through more than three decades to the enlightenment and entertainment of the multiple millions in his audience.