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.