Personal Award: Lowell Thomas
To Lowell Thomas, twentieth century Marco Polo, a special, personal George Foster Peabody Award in recognition of his incredible 43 years of continuous daily broadcasts on CBS, often originating from every corner of the globe. During this record-setting series which has become the longest continuous run in network history, Lowell Thomas’ voice has been heard by an estimated 70 billion persons. During his brilliant career, he has received twenty-five degrees from universities and colleges. For his authoritative voice and his friendly “So Long,” he has become beloved by listeners of every age in every place. To Lowell Thomas, a Peabody Award in recognition.