George Foster Peabody Award
Founded in 1940, the awards are administered by the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. The awards are named after the banker-philanthropist George Foster Peabody who donated the funds to initiate the awards. The Peabody Awards are generally regarded as the most prestigious awards within the fields of broadcast journalism, documentary making and educational programming. Four Phis have combined to win 8 Peabody Awards.
Elmer Davis Franklin College, 1910 3 Awards. 1940 - (Inaugural Year) Best Reporting of the News in Radio. 1947 and 1950 - Outstanding Reporting and Interpretation of the News.
Frank Stanton Ohio State, 1937 3 Awards. 1958 - Television Public Service with Special Recognition. 1959 and 1960 - CBS Personal Award
Robert Kintner Univ. of Washington, 1944 Honorable Mention 1958 - "Courageous Stand in Resisting Organized Pressures and Reaffirmation of Basic American Principles"
Sam Simon Stanford University, 1977 1 Award. 1996 - Co-Creator of the animated television series "The Simpsons", "for providing exceptional animation and stinging social satire, both commodities which are in extremely short supply in television today."

Facts about Phis in the Media
"You Need a Little Color in Your Life"

Frank Stanton Ohio State, 1937 the President of CBS from 1946-71 lead the effort for colorized television. No doubt his background in Psychology can be attributed to this. His doctoral research in Psychology was to examine how people perceive various stimuli.

"Eyewitness to History"

Webley Edwards, Oregon State, 1927 is best known for his Hawaiian music radio broadcasts but it is what he reported in WWII that will make his name be forever etched in media history. It was Edwards who first broadcast the attack on Pearl Harbor with the famous words: "Attention. This is no exercise. The Japanese are attacking Pearl Harbor!....All Army, Navy and Marine personnel to report to duty". Edwards would also land the first interview with Colonel Paul Tibbets, the Commander of the Enola Gay that dropped the atomic bomb at Hiroshima. Then Admiral Chester Nimitiz granted Edwards permission to be the ONLY radio reporter on the USS Missouri at Tokyo Bay when the Japanese surrendered thus making Edwards the only broadcast journalist in history to have witnessed both the very beginning and ending of America's involvement in WWII.

"A Star Above All"

Vern Haugland University of Montana, 1931 was a well known war correspondent during World War II. During one of his assignments the B-26 he was riding on was shot down over New Guinea. He parachuted and fought and survived through the jungles for five weeks before finally being picked up by Allied Forces. For his ordeal, he was personally awarded the Silver Star by General Douglass MacArthur. What was so special about this particular Silver Star? It was the first one ever awarded to a civilian.
*Also listed under Facts about Phis in the Military