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
SesameStreet.org, 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
npr.org, National Public Radio (www.npr.org)
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 myfoxchicago.com
“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