Personal Award: Charles Kuralt for “On the Road to ‘76”
A personal Peabody Award, his second, to Charles Kuralt, the traveling CBS News bicentennial historian whose weekly television journey, On the Road to ‘76 gives knowledge of colorful places and significant events in each of the fifty states. Begun on July 4th, 1975, in Massachusetts, Mr. Kuralt has sought to capture the individuality of the people, the dynamic growth inherent in the area, and to reflect the rich heritage of this great nation. Throughout the past eight years, he has discovered that individualism still flourishes and the pioneer spirit lives on. His stories aired on The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite reflect his rare skills in research and his sympathetic character delineations. This series adds a special dimension to the American Revolution Bicentennial Year 1976.