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  • Complete 52nd Annual Peabody Awards (May 17, 1993)

    Complete 52nd Annual Peabody Awards (May 17, 1993)

    35 recipients of the 52nd Annual Peabody Awards were presented with awards on May 17, 1993 at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York City. The

  • 1992
    "Choose or Lose" Campaign

    In its short life, MTV has variously been praised and vilified for its influence on musical taste, fashion, movies, television, and advertising. In 1992, MTV...

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  • Citizen Cohn
    1992
    Citizen Cohn

    As one member of the Peabody National Advisory Board observed, this was “perhaps the best film produced for any medium in 1992.” Citizen Cohn represents...

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  • Roseanne
    1992
    Roseanne

    In an era when “family values” and the typical nuclear family have attained a kind of sanctity, Roseanne has the courage to look unflinchingly at...

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  • Northern Exposure: Cicely
    1992
    Northern Exposure: Cicely

    It is a rare occasion when a television entertainment series is recognized with a Peabody Award in two consecutive years. Yet this particular episode of...

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  • Larry King Live Election Coverage 1992
    1992
    Larry King Live Election Coverage 1992

    As the programs recognized today indicate, 1992 was a year marked by unprecedented change in coverage of the political process. Perhaps no program was more...

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  • Age Seven in America
    1992
    Age Seven in America

    Based on the 30 year documentary originated in England by filmmaker Michael Apted, this program represents a unique achievement: it encapsulates the contemporary American condition...

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  • Gavel to Gavel Coverage of the Rodney King Trial
    1992
    Gavel to Gavel Coverage of the Rodney King Trial

    For eight weeks in the spring of 1992, residents of southern California intensely followed the criminal trial of four Los Angeles police officers accused of...

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  • Threads of Hope
    1992
    Threads of Hope

    This year we celebrate freedom of expression and the role of free media in democracy. That theme is vividly and compellingly brought to life in...

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  • Close to Home: The Tammy Boccomino Story
    1992
    Close to Home: The Tammy Boccomino Story

    Television has played an enormous role in our understanding of the AIDS pandemic. While broadcast coverage of this subject has been generally responsible, it has...

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  • ABC News Nightline Special: Moment of Crisis, Anatomy of a Riot
    1992
    ABC News Nightline Special: Moment of Crisis, Anatomy of a Riot

    It is extremely rare for a single news program to receive two Peabody Awards in the same year. However, in the view of the Peabody...

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  • Reading Rainbow: The Wall
    1992
    Reading Rainbow: The Wall

    While the Reading Rainbow series targets beginning readers, this stirring episode has equal appeal to all ages. In “The Wall,” the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in...

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  • AIDS
    1992
    AIDS

    While the introduction of television into the schools has been a hotly debated issue, there is no doubt that this issue, there is no doubt...

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  • Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?
    1992
    Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?

    The primary goal of this significant program is to expose young viewers to the rich texture of geography. Many recent studies have concluded that American...

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  • Rock the Vote
    1992
    Rock the Vote

    For two decades, political scientists have noted with alarm the decline in voter participation by young people. Presumed to be an indifferent group, Americans between...

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  • The More You Know
    1992
    The More You Know

    Often overlooked in the longstanding debate about the so-called “demise of the networks” is the important role a large national network can play in promoting...

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  • The Health Quarterly: The AIDS Report Series
    1992
    The Health Quarterly: The AIDS Report Series

    During its deliberations, the Peabody Board encountered literally dozens of programs that attempted to address the AIDS epidemic. This series stands out for its reasoned...

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  • POV: Color Adjustment
    1992
    POV: Color Adjustment

    It is rare when television examines itself and its influence on the American scene. It is even more rare when its self-reflection is done with...

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  • Surviving Columbus
    1992
    Surviving Columbus

    1992 marked the Columbus quincentenary. Throughout the world, but especially in America, native peoples and immigrants grappled with the long-term consequences of the Native American...

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  • Personal Award: Fred Rogers
    1992
    Personal Award: Fred Rogers

    In honoring Fred Rogers for a quarter-century of “beautiful days in the neighborhood,” we present his own words, summarizing his philosophy of television: “Just like...

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  • Institutional Award: BBC Radio
    1992
    Institutional Award: BBC Radio

    For more than six decades, BBC Radio has been a source of information, education and entertainment for English-speaking audiences both in Britain and abroad. It...

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  • Institutional Award: C-SPAN
    1992
    Institutional Award: C-SPAN

    For more than a decade, C-SPAN has brought the day-to-day workings of Congress into millions of American homes. The network boasts no fancy production or...

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  • ABC News Nightline Special: 72 Hours to Victory: Behind the Scenes with Bill Clinton
    1992
    ABC News Nightline Special: 72 Hours to Victory: Behind the Scenes with Bill Clinton

    In the final three days preceding the 1992 presidential election, Ted Koppel and ABC News Nightline were granted extraordinary access to candidate Bill Clinton, his...

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  • Coverage of the Los Angeles Riots
    1992
    Coverage of the Los Angeles Riots

    On April 29, 1992, the non-guilty verdicts in the Rodney King trial of four Los Angeles police officers sparked a four-day rebellion that devastated the...

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  • Prisoners in Bosnia
    1992
    Prisoners in Bosnia

    When correspondent Sylvia Poggioli first traveled to northern Bosnia in August 1992, the phrase “ethnic cleansing” had not yet made it into the worldwide vocabulary....

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  • Car Talk
    1992
    Car Talk

    Perhaps more appropriately named “Zen and the Art of Automobile Maintenance,” this entertaining and informative show takes us simultaneously under the hood and into the...

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  • King Biscuit Time
    1992
    King Biscuit Time

    Fifty-two years ago, when the first Peabody Awards for radio were presented, one could tune in to KFFA and hear the blues on King Biscuit...

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  • American Folklife Radio Project
    1992
    American Folklife Radio Project

    With this award the Peabody Board continues a tradition of recognizing the audio artist and highlighting the role radio plays in preserving our oral tradition....

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  • Seinfeld
    1992
    Seinfeld

    While this fresh and innovative situation comedy purports to be “about nothing,” its comedy is universal and instructive in many aspects of everyday life. Seinfeld*...

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  • Hurricane Andrew: As It Happened
    1992
    Hurricane Andrew: As It Happened

    August 24, 1992, is a date that will long be remembered by residents of south Florida. When this storm of historic proportions and devastation reached...

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  • The Incredible Voyage of Bill Pinkney
    1992
    The Incredible Voyage of Bill Pinkney

    One of the most destructive stereotypes in contemporary society is the passive, uninvolved, often absent male in African-American households. This program provides an alternative view....

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  • When the Salmon Runs Dry
    1992
    When the Salmon Runs Dry

    In the view of the Peabody Board, this locally produced documentary was the equal of those cited in this and previous years from major networks...

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  • The American Experience: The Donner Party
    1992
    The American Experience: The Donner Party

    At its best, television documentary ascends from telling tales of contemporary or historic events to true visual poetry. This aspiration is achieved in The Donner...

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  • The Machine That Changed the World
    1992
    The Machine That Changed the World

    Since the dawn of recorded time, humankind has been inventing and then living with the consequences of technology. The current accommodation concerns “artificial intelligence,” the...

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  • Abortion: Desperate Choices
    1992
    Abortion: Desperate Choices

    Perhaps no other topic of contemporary concern stirs emotional debate as does abortion. Here, however, the cinema verite techniques pioneered by Maysles Films and used...

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  • Personal Award: Daniel Schorr
    1992
    Personal Award: Daniel Schorr

    One of the principle members of a generation of broadcast journalists identified with the highest ideals and integrity in the field, Daniel Schorr is an...

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