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  • Complete 57th Annual Peabody Awards (May 11, 1998)

    Complete 57th Annual Peabody Awards (May 11, 1998)

    34 recipients of the 57th Annual Peabody Awards were presented with awards on May 11, 1998 at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York City. The

  • Body Doubles: The Twin Experience
    1997
    Body Doubles: The Twin Experience

    In the talented hands of filmmaker Antony Thomas, Home Box Office and Carlton Television present a moving and humorous depiction of the life of twins,...

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  • The American Experience: The Presidents
    1997
    The American Experience: The Presidents

    This ongoing series of documentaries for public television has made a significant contribution to our knowledge of the life and times of presidents in the...

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  • The Eddie Files
    1997
    The Eddie Files

    In the past year, policy makers and programmers have turned increasing attention to children’s television. As the debate rages about mandates for achieving a higher...

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  • 1997 The Big Help
    1997
    1997 The Big Help

    Sad to say, the productivity of children has traditionally been recognized mainly by those who would exploit them as a source of cheap labor. Rarely...

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  • Wishbone
    1997
    Wishbone

    Classic literature comes to life in this delightful public television series through an adventurous Jack Russell terrier named Wishbone. Our diminutive protagonist assumes characters ranging...

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  • City Arts
    1997
    City Arts

    You could live in New York for years and not know all the places where culture and art flourish—like the opera company on the Bowery,...

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  • Mobil Masterpiece Theatre: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
    1997
    Mobil Masterpiece Theatre: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    Adapted by David Nokes and Janet Barron from Anne Bronte’s 1848 novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall presents an exquisite and moving drama about a...

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  • Nothing Sacred
    1997
    Nothing Sacred

    All too often, dramatic series on television avoid issues of religion, ethics and morality. Such topics are said to easily offend the sensibilities of viewers,...

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  • Homicide: Life on the Street
    1997
    Homicide: Life on the Street

    With three citations in the past five years, Homicide: Life on the Street has the distinction of being the most recognized dramatic series in the...

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  • Ellen: The Puppy Episode
    1997
    Ellen: The Puppy Episode

    A landmark moment in television history occurred on April 30, 1997, when Ellen DeGeneres and her namesake character acknowledged their homosexuality simultaneously, and Ellen became...

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  • Don King: Only in America
    1997
    Don King: Only in America

    This original film for television takes the tricky tack of telling the tale of a living legend—boxing promoter Don King. In less-skilled hands than those...

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  • George Wallace
    1997
    George Wallace

    The skillful and accomplished direction of John Frankenheimer has never been more apparent than in this masterful miniseries, the Faustian saga of the rise, fall,...

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  • CBS News Sunday Morning
    1997
    CBS News Sunday Morning

    When Sunday Morning premiered on CBS in January 1979, founding producer Shad Northshield, host Charles Kuralt, and their dedicated staff brought a fresh look to...

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  • 60 Minutes
    1997
    60 Minutes

    We are all too familiar with the proliferation of negative news and with the blurring of the line between information and entertainment on television. Therefore,...

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  • Divided Highways: The Interstates and the Transformation of American Life
    1997
    Divided Highways: The Interstates and the Transformation of American Life

    Many of the milestones of post-World War II America have been duly acknowledged, documented, and presented with the Peabody, including such events as the arms...

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  • The Nazis: A Warning from History
    1997
    The Nazis: A Warning from History

    A superbly documented six-part series, The Nazis: A Warning from History is a chillingly thorough account of the Third Reich’s rise and fall. Using previously...

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  • Personal Award: R.E. (Ted) Turner
    1997
    Personal Award: R.E. (Ted) Turner

    Ted Turner is a true visionary in electronic communications, who has made a profound impact in areas as diverse as television station ownership, cable and...

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  • Hello Mr. President
    1997
    Hello Mr. President

    This international production provides a unique inside account of Lyndon Baines Johnson’s early days as president, which is informed by exceptional dramatic recreations and the...

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  • Look for Me Here: 299 Days in the Life of Nora Lenihan
    1997
    Look for Me Here: 299 Days in the Life of Nora Lenihan

    In awarding a Peabody to Look for Me Here: 299 Days in the Life of Nora Lenihan, the Peabody Board recognizes excellence in regional cable...

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  • POV: A Healthy Baby Girl
    1997
    POV: A Healthy Baby Girl

    Intensely intimate and at the same time heartbreakingly universal, A Healthy Baby Girl eloquently addresses the ways in which filmmaker Judith Helfand’s DES-related cancer affected...

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  • Flood of the Century
    1997
    Flood of the Century

    After a winter of monumental snows, major flooding inundated the Red River Valley of the upper Midwest and Canada. In response, KFGO activated its emergency...

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  • Will the Circle be Unbroken?
    1997
    Will the Circle be Unbroken?

    This brilliant 13-hour series broadcast on Public Radio International brings to life one of the most profound social phenomena of recent times—the Civil Rights Movement...

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  • State Farm: Good Neighbor or Bad Faith?
    1997
    State Farm: Good Neighbor or Bad Faith?

    The fast-paced nature of local news radio often precludes what should be a critical mission for the medium—to act as a watchdog in the community....

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  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom
    1997
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom

    This is a remarkable radio program for a number of reasons. First, it is an exceptional example of the power of the spoken word and...

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  • Jazz from Lincoln Center
    1997
    Jazz from Lincoln Center

    For five years, this exceptional weekly radio series on National Public Radio has entertained and informed American audiences about this most American art form. Under...

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  • Military Medicine
    1997
    Military Medicine

    The Peabody Awards have often rewarded the courage of local television stations in uncovering damaging truths against high-profile institutions in their service area. Military bases...

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  • Nightline: The Trial of Pol Pot
    1997
    Nightline: The Trial of Pol Pot

    The best television journalism is groundbreaking, authoritative and evidentiary. It brings a significant news event to the forefront, and does so with the critical background...

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  • The Castro
    1997
    The Castro

    A few decades ago San Francisco’s Castro district was home to a quiet neighborhood of working-class immigrants. Today it is the internationally known “gay hometown,”...

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  • LIBERTY! The American Revolution
    1997
    LIBERTY! The American Revolution

    What does it mean to be an “American?” In a country of immigrants, ill-defined by race or ethnicity, political beliefs and principles are our common...

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  • The American Experience: Troublesome Creek--A Midwestern
    1997
    The American Experience: Troublesome Creek--A Midwestern

    Like so many other families, in recent years Iowa farmers Russ and Mary Jane Jordan faced a burgeoning debt and an increasingly “bottom-line” oriented bank....

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  • In the Land of the Deaf
    1997
    In the Land of the Deaf

    One principal benefit the proliferation of television distribution channels allows is the ability to bring outstanding programming from diverse sources to wider audiences. Such is...

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  • Blue Note: A History of Modern Jazz
    1997
    Blue Note: A History of Modern Jazz

    This lush and lavish production, by director Julian Benedikt, documents the story of Frank Wolff and Alfred Lion, two German immigrants who escaped Nazi persecution...

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  • Personal Award: Carol Marin
    1997
    Personal Award: Carol Marin

    The journalistic integrity of Carol Marin has been a constant in Chicago for two decades. Her distinguished investigative reporting for WMAQ-TV (1978-97) and now at...

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  • Richard Rodriguez Essays (on American Life)
    1997
    Richard Rodriguez Essays (on American Life)

    Richard Rodriguez Essays presented on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer are a distinguished addition to an already impressive body of work by one of America's...

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