Personal Award: Elmer Davis for Reporting and Interpretation of News
The Peabody Award for the best reporting and interpretation of the news goes for the third time to Elmer Davis. In a year of great anxiety and bitter partisanship, it has been reassuring and edifying to hear the sanity, the horse sense, and that dry Hoosier wit with which Mr. Davis contemplates a troubled world. To his broadcasts, he brings diligence, integrity, and a writing skill unmatched in radio today. You now have three legs on this trophy, Mr. Davis, and if you keep on the way you are going, we will have to give you permanent possession of it.