NBC Television, Paramount Television
To NBC and Paramount Television, a Peabody Award for Shogun. This exceptional television adaptation of James Clavell’s massive novel brings together a group of elements which make a superior and outstanding entertainment experience. Shogun is the story of an English navigator who became a well-respected member of the Japanese ruling class, and the story is told with considerable taste, great excitement, and a marvelous look at the customs of Japan in the 17th century. Shogun well deserves a Peabody Award for being one of the real highlights of the 1980 television year.