TCA Awards 1986

Television Critics Association Awards 1986 Winners Full List

Program of the Year

Death of a Salesman (CBS)
The Vanishing Family: Crisis in Black America (CBS)

  • Anne of Green Gables (PBS)
  • The Cosby Show (NBC)
  • An Early Frost (NBC)

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

The Cosby Show (NBC)

  • Cheers (NBC)
  • The Golden Girls (NBC)
  • Moonlighting (ABC)
  • Newhart (CBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama

Death of a Salesman (CBS)

  • Anne of Green Gables (PBS)
  • An Early Frost (NBC)
  • Love Is Never Silent (NBC)
  • Nobody's Child (CBS)
  • St. Elsewhere (NBC)

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information

Ted KoppelNightline (ABC)
Bill MoyersThe Vanishing Family: Crisis in Black America (CBS)

  • CNN

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming

WonderWorks (PBS)

  • ABC Afterschool Special (ABC)
  • The Disney Sunday Movie (ABC)
  • Jim Henson
  • Fred Rogers
  • Sesame Street (PBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Sports

No award given

  • 1985 World Series (ABC)
  • Roone Arledge
  • John Madden
  • Monday Night Football (ABC)
  • Wide World of Sports (ABC)

Outstanding Achievement in Specials

Live Aid (ABC / MTV)

  • Comic Relief (HBO)
  • Horowitz in Moscow (CBS)
  • Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)
  • Putting It Together: The Making of The Broadway Album (HBO)

Career Achievement Award

  • Walter Cronkite