Individual 1955

Personal Award: Dr. Frank Baxter for Television Education


If education by television is to carry the best of academic life beyond the classroom, Dr. Frank C. Baxter and his Shakespeare on TV may well serve as an example for those whose aspirations are high. Already recognized by his colleagues and students for his unusual talent, this scholar-teacher has, through the magic of television, carried Shakespeare’s profound wisdom and eloquent speech to thousands who today have a better understanding of the deeper meaning of poetic grandeur because of him and KNXT (CBS). In recognition of this major contribution to our country’s cultural growth and to the stature of television as an educational devise, the Peabody Television Education Award is hereby presented.