Individual 1978

Personal Award: Richard S. Salant

A personal Peabody goes to a distinguished lawyer turned newsman, Richard S. Salant. In recognition of his leadership at CBS News, and also in recognition of his staunch defense of the First Amendment guarantee of a free press, especially in the field of electronic journalism, it’s a pleasure for the Peabody Board to recognize the distinguished contributions to American broadcasting of Richard S. Salant