Winner 1974

Theatre in America

WNET, Public Broadcasting Service

The richness and variety of American theatre is not to be found on Broadway alone, but also in the challenging and entertaining productions of the nation’s resident theatre groups. The first TV series to bring them to viewers is Theatre in America, which is produced for PBS by New Yorks public TV station, WNET. Now in its second season, it has presented television adaptations of the classic and contemporary dramas of resident theatres from Providence, Rhode Island, to San Francisco, California. Theatre in America has proved that regional theatre is not only alive in America, it is flourishing. A joint Peabody Award to WNET and the Public Broadcasting Service for Theatre in America.