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  • Coverage of Africa
    1998
    Coverage of Africa

    The essence of great reporting remains great writing. In her series of reports in 1998 emanating from all areas of Africa, Charlayne Hunter-Gault's dispatches simply...

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  • The Baby Dance
    1998
    The Baby Dance

    Showtime’s The Baby Dance is an extraordinarily powerful and haunting television film written and directed by Jane Anderson and based on her play. The emotions...

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  • Shot Through the Heart
    1998
    Shot Through the Heart

    Based on the dramatic and tragic true-life story of two men living in Bosnia at the start of that country’s civil war, Shot Through the...

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  • Mobil Masterpiece Theatre: King Lear
    1998
    Mobil Masterpiece Theatre: King Lear

    In one of the best and most imaginative approaches to television in years, Mobil Masterpiece Theatre brought Shakespeare’s King Lear to a wider audience. King...

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  • Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist
    1998
    Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist

    Nowadays, it seems that any comedian with a small following is fated to have his or her own television program. Most of these efforts are...

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  • HBO Sports Documentaries
    1998
    HBO Sports Documentaries

    Under the guidance of Seth Abraham and Ross Greenburg, HBO’s sports documentaries have been in a league of their own throughout the 1990s. Lyrical, revealing,...

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  • The Bear
    1998
    The Bear

    Computer-generated animation and a frenetic, flashy, fast-paced production style have come to characterize much of children’s television. The Bear, an enchanting and magical animated tale...

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  • Christopher
    1998
    Christopher

    Following an earlier story updating the progress of a recipient of an organ transplant, WANE-TV medical reporter Karen Hensel expressed to local hospital officials her...

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  • The American Experience: America 1900
    1998
    The American Experience: America 1900

    What was it like a hundred years ago when America last faced a new century? That is the subject of this fascinating and revealing three-hour...

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  • The Practice
    1998
    The Practice

    The creation of executive producer and writer David E. Kelley, The Practice is consistently clever and emotionally gripping. This compelling drama features a group of...

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  • NYPD Blue: Raging Bulls
    1998
    NYPD Blue: Raging Bulls

    A Peabody winner in 1996, this landmark ABC police drama is honored with its second award for an indelible episode that brought racial tensions to...

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  • The Larry Sanders Show: Flip
    1998
    The Larry Sanders Show: Flip

    Its all-too-brief run of six seasons on HBO was longer than many of television’s real-life late night talk shows. And to many viewers, The Larry...

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  • Ally McBeal
    1998
    Ally McBeal

    Absurdist comedy. Gripping drama. Sexual politics. Quirks, smirks, jerks. Fox’s Ally McBeal has it all, thanks to the genius of creator/writer David E. Kelley. This...

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  • Dateline NBC: Checks and Balances
    1998
    Dateline NBC: Checks and Balances

    Welfare reform is a widely covered topic, often treated by the media with much finger-pointing and hand-wringing. In this exceptional report Dateline NBC and correspondent...

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  • The American Experience: Riding the Rails
    1998
    The American Experience: Riding the Rails

    They were called “hobos.” They were called “bums.” During the Great Depression, they faced long bread lines in cities or the dust bowl of a...

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  • The Reckoning
    1998
    The Reckoning

    For the past 17 years, correspondent Carol Marin and producer Don Moseley have chronicled the story of Joel Sonnenberg, a remarkable young man who was...

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  • Performance Today
    1998
    Performance Today

    For 12 years, Performance Today has entertained and educated listeners about an increasingly neglected musical genre—classical music. The show, a mainstay of National Public Radio’s...

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  • I Must Keep Fightin': The Art of Paul Robeson
    1998
    I Must Keep Fightin': The Art of Paul Robeson

    I Must Keep Fightin’: The Art of Paul Robeson tells the story of the legendary athlete, actor, singer and international civil rights activist, who rose...

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  • Sisterhood of Hope
    1998
    Sisterhood of Hope

    After the lives of her husband and infant daughter had been claimed by AIDS, Teresa Case faced a terrifying and lonely future. In her hometown...

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  • Personal Award: Jac Venza
    1998
    Personal Award: Jac Venza

    This year, television officially begins its second half-century. While many observers might dispute Newton Minow’s characterization of the medium as a “vast wasteland,” few would...

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  • Personal Award: Robert Halmi Sr.
    1998
    Personal Award: Robert Halmi Sr.

    Producer Robert Halmi Sr. is a dreamer and more important, a doer, in times when network television sorely needs both. In the past several seasons,...

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  • Personal Award: Linda Ellerbee, Host of
    1998
    Personal Award: Linda Ellerbee, Host of "Nick News"

    In making the announcement of this year’s Peabody Awards, chairman of the board Neil Aronstam noted, “In a year when the Clinton/Monica Lewinsky story dominated...

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  • The Olympic Bribery Scandal
    1998
    The Olympic Bribery Scandal

    The Peabody Awards have long championed courage, diligence and investigative zeal in local news reporting, and the work of Chris Vanocur and the staff of...

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  • FRONTLINE: Washington's Other Scandal
    1998
    FRONTLINE: Washington's Other Scandal

    Among the thousands (if not millions) of hours devoted to political scandal in 1998, this report may ultimately prove to be the most significant. In...

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  • Cold War
    1998
    Cold War

    Last year, R. E. “Ted” Turner was honored with a personal Peabody Award for his many and varied contributions to broadcasting and cable. Unmentioned in...

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  • American Masters: Alexander Calder
    1998
    American Masters: Alexander Calder

    This year’s Peabody Awards are anchored by two outstanding tributes to monumental artists who were contemporaries. While one, Frank Lloyd Wright, was a powerful and...

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  • When Good Men Do Nothing
    1998
    When Good Men Do Nothing

    Originally presented on the British public affairs program Panorama, this international co-production provided important evidence that the 1994 genocide in Rwanda had been foretold and...

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  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    1998
    Frank Lloyd Wright

    America’s most renowned architect built a wealth of famous structures, while at the same time, he burned bridges between himself, his family, and his colleagues....

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  • Travis
    1998
    Travis

    Under the extraordinary direction of the late filmmaker Richard Kotuk, the story of Travis Jefferies is told. Travis is a document of three years in...

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  • Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery
    1998
    Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery

    Two centuries of enslavement and oppression can never be undone, but WGBH-TV has masterfully illuminated the struggle for freedom in its four-part, six-hour documentary, Africans...

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  • The Human Body
    1998
    The Human Body

    The Human Body takes viewers on a voyage through the seven ages of existence using state-of-the-art photography and specially devised medical imaging to reveal how...

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  • About Race
    1998
    About Race

    Rising above stereotypes and sensationalism, the five-part news series About Race is a refreshing inquiry into racial understanding. An eight-month effort produced exceptional results, both...

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  • Personal Award: Christiane Amanpour for International Reporting on Cable News Network and
    1998
    Personal Award: Christiane Amanpour for International Reporting on Cable News Network and "CBS News: 60 Minutes"

    This past year has seen an abundance of criticism of television news, much of it deserved. By now, we’ve witnessed many of the excesses and...

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  • Complete 58th Annual Peabody Awards (May 17, 1999)

    Complete 58th Annual Peabody Awards (May 17, 1999)

    34 recipients of the 58th Annual Peabody Awards were presented with awards on May 17, 1999 at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York City. The

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