Personal Award: Bob Hope
For three decades, Bob Hope has brought warmth, laughter, friendship, and Hope to a troubled nation. He does this with class, style, polish, and unerring good judgment. He has with reason been called the champion of comedians, the good-will ambassador, a superior citizen, and a splendid American. Marking his 30th anniversary as a superior broadcast entertainer, a Peabody Radio-Television Special Award is presented to Bob Hope in recognition and with appreciation of his services here and abroad and the hope that before long world affairs will have so improved that he may be able to spend Christmas at home.