Saturday Night Live
For years when members of the Peabody staff have come to New York to present the awards one of the earliest tasks has been to see if any tickets were available at NBC for Saturday Night Live. (It has even been suggested that the Peabody presentation day was moved to Monday just so . . . well, you know!) While the latter isn’t true, it is true that for fifteen years Saturday Night Live has provided millions of persons with a fun-filled late Saturday night. The humor, often incisive, coupled with the other entertainment factors has made Saturday Night Live truly a national institution. The Peabody Board members felt that the efforts of those who have guided the program over these years merited recognition for exceptional contributions to American television and for that, a Peabody Award.