The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

Peabody Digital Network




The Peabody Digital Network is the media production arm of the Peabody Media Center. The network produces and circulates content that illuminates the social and political relevance of award-winning stories and guides public engagement with them. Network productions include:

  • Peabody Conversations – a digital series that draws from the interviews conducted during the Peabody Awards ceremony.
  • Peabody Spotlight – focuses on significant societal issues as represented through the storytelling of Peabody Award winners and finalists, as well as more than 75 years of broadcasting’s best programming.
  • Peabody Award Ceremonies – relive past Peabody Award Ceremonies
  • Quick Takes – short digital content that provides an introduction to Peabody Award-winning programs.
  • Stories that Matter – podcast that draws from the interviews conducted during the Peabody Awards ceremony, special Peabody events, and other conversations with Peabody honorees.

  • Peabody Conversations

    Peabody Conversations is a digital series that draws from the interviews conducted during the Peabody Awards ceremony. For more Peabody Conversations, click here.


  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Women are facing the same battles today as in the 1950s, Rachel Brosnahan says in this Peabody Conversation with her fellow cast and creators of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Peabody Awards honored the program for “bringing together period drama and the feminist comedy and producing a magical mixture.”



  • Indivisible

    “I wanted to take a really politicized topic and humanize it,” Hilary Linder, director and producer of “Indivisible” explains in this Peabody Conversation. The intimate story of three DACA recipients or “Dreamers” was honored with a Peabody Award for “telling a story about courage, action and hope.”



  • Saturday Night Live

    “I think it’s important to keep people in power a little on their toes and afraid they’re going to be made fun of and what we’re going to say about them,” Chris Kelly, writer for “Saturday Night Live,” says about the role satire plays in politics. Kelly, along with fellow writer Sarah Schneider, accepted a 2017 Peabody Award for SNL’s comedic take on an exceptionally divisive election season and its aftermath.



  • The Whistleblower

    “Congress passed a law that basically tied the hands of the DEA, making it more difficult for them to stop the flood of drugs flowing into American communities, ...and it was alarming,” Bill Whitaker explains about “The Whistleblower,” an investigation into the business and politics fueling the opioid epidemic. The collaboration between CBS’ “60 Minutes” and The Washington Post was honored with a 2017 Peabody Award.


  • Peabody Spotlight

    Peabody Spotlight is a digital series that draws from the vast Peabody Archive, one of the largest repositories of audiovisual materials in the United States. Peabody Spotlight focuses on significant societal issues as represented through the storytelling of Peabody Award winners and finalists, as well as more than 75 years of broadcasting’s best programming.


  • Peabody Spotlight - Sexual Assault

    Narrated by Charlayne Hunter-Gault, this Peabody Spotlight reveals dark truths while maintaining hope for change. The Peabody Media Center recently tracked stories about sexual assault and rape that expose a culture of complicity evident even before the rise of the #MeToo movement.



  • Peabody Spotlight - Baltimore: Then & Now

    Peabody Archive materials illustrate that the conversation about race in Baltimore began long before the death of a young man, Freddie Gray, in police custody. This Peabody Spotlight demonstrates how the city’s conversation about race has evolved over the years, and reveals that poverty, class and lack of investment in infrastructure have long been key factors in the city’s struggles.



  • Peabody Spotlight - Black Power & Creative Expression

    The explosive acts of racially motivated violence in the 1960s gave birth to more than just enmity between races and a national crisis—it fueled the creative passion of artists like Nina Simone, Gordon Parks, and James Brown. This installment of Peabody Spotlight revisits their work and its impact on the civil rights and Black Power movements of the time.




  • Peabody Spotlight - Storytellers: Black History

    The United States would be a very different country if not for African-Americans, who played a central role in shaping its culture—from popular music to food—and continue to define it. This Peabody Spotlight takes a look at storytelling by filmmakers such as Henry Louis Gates Jr., whose work has helped bring the history of African-Americans to light.


    Peabody Award Ceremonies

    Relive past Peabody Award Ceremonies with our video archive. For more past Peabody Ceremonies, click here.

  • Complete 77th Annual Peabody Awards (May 19, 2018)

    77th Annual Peabody Awards (May 19, 2018)

    33 recipients of the 77th Annual Peabody Awards were presented with awards on May 19, 2018 at Cipriani Wall Street® in New York City. The winners were chosen by the Peabody board of jurors as the best in electronic media for the year 2017. Hasan Minhaj emceed.

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    76th Annual Peabody Awards (May 20, 2017)

    32 recipients of the 76th Annual Peabody Awards were presented with awards on May 20, 2017 at Cipriani Wall Street® in New York City. The winners were chosen by the Peabody board of jurors as the best in electronic media for the year 2016. Rashida Jones emceed.

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    75th Annual Peabody Awards (May 21, 2016)

    33 recipients of the 75th Annual Peabody Awards were presented with awards on May 31, 2016 at Cipriani Wall Street® in New York City. The winners were chosen by the Peabody board of jurors as the best in electronic media for the year 2015. Keegan-Michael Key emceed.


  • Quick Takes

    Quick Takes address social issues of the day through reportage and backstage interviews with creators of Peabody Award-winning programs.


  • Quick Takes - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Did you miss “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”? Check out this Quick Take to see what the buzz is all about. The show won a 2017 Peabody Award “for bringing together the period drama and the feminist comedy and producing a magical mixture.”




  • Quick Takes - Zero Days

    “Pandora’s Box has been opened,” explains Alex Gibney. Here’s a quick take on how the filmmaker deconstructs the real threat of cyber warfare in 2016 Peabody Award winner Zero Days.




  • Quick Takes - 13th

    “We put people away at a higher rate than any other country in the world,” explains filmmaker Ava DuVernay. Her 2016 Peabody Award-winning documentary 13th explores the history of incarceration in the U.S., including the criminalization of black males and police brutality.


  • Stories That Matter

    Stories that Matter is a podcast that draws from the interviews conducted during the Peabody Awards ceremony, special Peabody events, and other conversations with Peabody honorees.

  • David Chase


    The Sopranos

    Creator of The Sopranos David Chase spoke with us for an hour about what it took to make one of the most revered TV shows of all time. Chase reflects on The Sopranos 15 years after it premiered in 1999 and sparked a renaissance in TV programming.



  • Larry Wilmore


    The Bernie Mac Show

    Creator of the Peabody Award-winning The Bernie Mac Show Larry Wilmore spoke with us about his history of writing for variety and sitcom programs, and the influences that went into his work.



  • Alex Gibney


    Taxi to the Dark Side/Mea Maxima Culpa

    Alex Gibney, director of the Peabody Award-winning documentaries Taxi to the Dark Side and Mea Maxima Culpa, spoke with us about his role in documenting the abuses of institutional power.


  • Anthony Bourdain


    Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

    Anthony Bourdain, host of the Peabody Award-winning program Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown on CNN, spoke with us about how creating his shows and finding interesting stories has challenged him professionally, as well as personally.


  • Sarah Koenig + Julie Snyder


    Serial

    Sarah Koenig, host of Serial, and Julie Snyder, executive producer, tell about why they were hooked by a story of a man imprisoned for murder and the unexpected level of attention they received for telling that story.


  • Jad Abumrad + Robert Krulwich


    Radio Lab

    A discussion with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich of WYNC’s Radio Lab, which won its second Peabody for the 2014 episode “60 words,” an exploration of how the “authorization to use military force” went into effect in the days after 9/11.