Winner 1959

The Bell Telephone Hour


Television Entertainment (Musical): During its first year on television, The Bell Telephone Hour quickly made it clear that it would, in this medium of broadcasting, reach even higher levels of distinction than those which in 1944 won for it a Peabody Radio Entertainment Award in Music. In the language of New York Times Critic, Jack Gould, this series, “for so many years one of the more civilized fixtures of radio (has) re-emerged” on television “a varied delight with impeccable taste.” In recognition, a second Peabody Award to The Bell Telephone Hour—this time, for television entertainment, musical.