Awards & Winners

Robert Saudek

Date of Birth 11-April-1911
Place of Birth Pittsburgh
(United States of America, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Area code 412, Area code 878)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Robert Saudek Associates
Profession Television Producer
Robert Saudek was an American TV producer and executive, son of flutist and conductor Victor Saudek. He is best remembered for creating the arts and culture variety television show Omnibus at the behest of the Ford Foundation. Saudek sought to bring uplifting entertainment to American television audiences by bringing them the best actors, musicians, scientists, authors, comedians, and cultural figures. Saudek also produced other cultural television programming, including "Profiles in Courage." Over the course of his career he was awareded eleven Emmys and seven Peabodys. He served on the Carnegie Commission which worked to establish both PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Saudek founded the Museum of Broadcasting and later headed the Library of Congress's motion picture division.

Awards by Robert Saudek

Check all the awards nominated and won by Robert Saudek.


Nominations 1965 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Program Achievements In Entertainment Profiles in Courage


Peabody Award
Honored for : Profiles in Courage


Nominations 1962 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject The Road to the Wall


Peabody Award
(Special Award for a Courageous Stand in Resisting Organized Pressures and for Reaffirmation of Basic American Principles)


Peabody Award
(Outstanding Educational Program\u2014Radio Adaptation of John Hersey's Hiroshima)