Winner 1976

Personal Awards: Hughes Rudd and Bruce Morton for “CBS Morning News”

CBS News

Hughes Rudd and Bruce Morton are two Americans who make getting up every morning worthwhile. Their incisive writing, their choice of both the significant and the insignificant to report, and their ability to see something bright—and, yes, even humorous—amongst the heavy-handedness of most of the day’s news make a bright spot on the American television morning scene. Any American who tunes in to the CBS Morning News is assured not only of being kept well-informed, but he—or she—is assured of being lifted, even though perhaps slightly, by the marvelous efforts and witty humor of these two word craftsmen. For their contributions to this nation’s morning news scene, a joint Peabody Award to Hughes Rudd and Bruce Morton of the CBS Morning News.