Peabody Award Winners Announced

The George Foster Peabody Awards are given annually by the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication to recognize outstanding work in electronic media.  The actual awards ceremony will be hosted by Diane Sawyer, on  May 17th.  I’m most surprised about the Craig Ferguson win.  I suppose he was accurate when he said he doesn’t even consider himself to be amongst the other late night television hosts.  He said that he instead “does a TV show that goes on late at night.”  Getting this award lends some credibility to that distinction.  See the list of winners below.     

Modern Family” (ABC), Twentieth Century Fox Television in association with Levitan Lloyd Productions
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: An Evening with Archbishop Desmond Tutu” (CBS), Worldwide Pants, Inc.
Noodle Road: Connecting Asia’s Kitchens” (KBS1 TV), Korean Broadcasting System
A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains” (ABC), ABC News, Sesame Workshop
BBC World News America: Unique Broadcast, Unique Perspective” (BBC America), BBC World News America, BBC America
The Cost of Dying” (CBS), CBS News 60 Minutes
Independent Lens: Between the Folds” (PBS), Green Fuse Films, ITVS
Glee” (FOX), Twentieth Century Fox Television
The OxyContin Express” (Current TV), Vanguard on Current TV, National Public Radio (
Diane Rehm, Personal Award, talk show now available to National Public Radio listeners after decades on Washington’s WAMU-FM
The Day that Lehman Died” (BBC World Service), a Goldhawk Essential Production/BBC World Service Production
In Treatment” (HBO), Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions and Sheleg in association with HBO Entertainment
Inventing LA: The Chandlers and Their Times” (PBS), Peter Jones Productions
No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” (HBO), Mirage Enterprises and Cinechicks in association with The Weinstein Company, BBC and HBO Entertainment
Sabotaging the System” (CBS), CBS News 60 Minutes
Brick City” (Sundance Channel), Sundance Channel, Brick City TV LLC
Thrilla in Manila” (HBO), Darlow Smithson Production, HBO Sports, HBO Documentary Films
FRONTLINE: The Madoff Affair” (PBS), FRONTLINE, RAINmedia
I-Witness: Ambulansiyang de Paa” (GMA Network), GMA Network, Inc., Philippines
“Independent Lens: The Order of Myths” (PBS), Folly River, Inc., Netpoint Productions, Lucky Hat Entertainment, ITVS
Hard Times” (OPB Radio), Oregon Public Broadcasting
Iran & the West“, Brook Lapping Productions for the BBC in association with National Geographic Channel, France 3, NHK, VPRO, SVT, RTBF, VRT, NRK, SRC/CBC, DRTV SBS, YLE, TVP and Press TV
Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson: Covering Afghanistan” (NPR), National Public Radio
The Great Textbook War” (West Virginia Public Broadcasting), Terry Kay Productions
Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools Are Failing Black Students” (KLCC Radio), Nancy Solomon
Endgame” (PBS), Daybreak/Channel 4/Target Entertainment, Presented on PBS/MASTERPIECE by WGBH Boston
Sichuan Earthquake: One Year On” (Now-Broadband TV News Channel), Now-TV News, Hong Kong
BART Shooting” (KTVU-TV), KTVU, Oakland, Calif.
American Masters: Jerome Robbins – Something to Dance About” (PBS), Thirteen/WNET
Chronicle: Paul’s Gift” (WYFF-TV), WYFF 4, Greenville, S.C.
Under Fire: Discrimination and Corruption in the Texas National Guard” (KHOU-TV), KHOU-TV, Houston, Tex., Belo, Inc.
Derrion Albert Beating” (WFLD-TV), FOX Chicago News: WFLD-TV and
Where Giving Life Is a Death Sentence” (BBC America), BBC World News America, BBC America, BBC World News
Up in Smoke” (KCET-TV), KCET, Los Angeles

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