Individual 1969

Personal Award: Chet Huntley

NBC Television

A Special Peabody Award to Chet Huntley for his major and always dependable contribution to radio and television for over 35 years. Chet has characterized himself as “an informed straight man,” but this says too little about his courage, his cheerful sense of proportion, and the scorn or skepticism he can convey by inflection or by the lift of an eyebrow. He has served all three major networks and his bravest, loneliest stand was in Los Angeles during the poisoned years of Senator Joseph McCarthy. He has lifted our morale at the grimmest moments and his partnership with David Brinkley we shall long remember. We wish him happiness in his new career in his home state, Montana.