Individual 1973

Personal Award: Joe Garagiola

To Joe Garagiola, NBC, a personal and special Peabody television sports award. With unusual insight, a vast fund of humor, and a high degree of professionalism, Joe Garagiola brought a new and rewarding dimension to television sports with his series of pre-game shows. Special mention goes to one segment, entitled The Hill, in which Garagiola returned to his old neighborhood in St. Louis for a warm portrait capturing with great fidelity a sense of time and place. A Peabody Award to Joe Garagiola for this significant addition to the American television sports scene.