Terry Gross, host of NPR’s longest running radio series Fresh airPeabody’s Institutional Award, an honor presented by Stephen Colbert.
Described by Colbert as a “partial conversationalist, part therapist, and partial oral historian” (see video above), Gross was awarded the Fresh Air Team Award for recognizing series and programs, as well as organizations and organizations. Their enduring work and their iconic impact on both the media landscape and the public imagination. “
Fresh airOriginally from WHYY in Philadelphia and broadcast daily through NPR, it is especially recognized for its “rich dialogue for over 35 years, which has become an essential place for audiences to connect with many of the favorite artists who have shaped society in the last century.”
Jeffrey Jones, executive director of PBD, said: “Musicians are often referred to as the ‘big ears’ which Gross holds – the habit of immersing oneself deeply in the game of hands-on conversation through intense listening. “His conversational skills are reflected in the questions that explore the essence and chemistry of art. Fresh Air just as an interview show. The mission is the lifeblood of the industry, not the philosophy of the celebrities. “
Gross hosting started Fresh air Has conducted over 13,000 interviews with a wide array of celebrities, artists, politicians, showrunners, musicians and writers since 1975 and beyond. Gross began his radio career on the public radio station WBFO in Buffalo, New York in 1973, and joined Philadelphia two years later as a producer and host of WHYY-FM. Fresh air, Then a local, daily interview and music program. In 1985, WHYY-FM launched a weekly half-hour edition Fresh air, including terry gross Which was distributed nationally by NPR. Since 1987, a daily, one-hour national edition Fresh air Produced by WHYY-FM. The series previously won a 1993 Peabody Award.
Among the recent winners of the Institutional Awards are ARRAY, The Simpsons, 60 Minutes, Sesame Street, daily show with John StuartCortemquin Films, FrontlineAnd ITVS.