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  • 36 Years of Solitary: Murder, Death, and Justice on Angola
    2008
    36 Years of Solitary: Murder, Death, and Justice on Angola

    Angola, the vast prison farm in southern Louisiana, is in many ways a world of its own. Long notorious as one of the most violent...

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  • Failing the Children: Deadly Mistakes
    2008
    Failing the Children: Deadly Mistakes

    Seven-year-old Chandler Grafner died of starvation in a closet of his foster parents’ Denver apartment in May 2007. Reporters at KMGH-TV soon began asking hard...

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  • Entourage
    2008
    Entourage

    In Hollywood, it takes an entourage to make a star. Or, perhaps, the star makes the entourage. When actor Vince Chase (Adrian Grenier) broke through...

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  • Coverage of 2008 Presidential Primary Campaigns and Debates
    2008
    Coverage of 2008 Presidential Primary Campaigns and Debates

    With no incumbent president or vice-president running for the Presidency of the United States in 2008, primary elections took on great significance. The intensity was...

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  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
    2008
    Avatar: The Last Airbender

    Closer in spirit and complexity to The Lord of the Rings trilogy than the typical TV adventure cartoon, Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American-made,...

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  • Lost
    2008
    Lost

    Lost is the ultimate castaway yarn, a romantic adventure that incorporates themes and notions from classic visionary literature — Wells’ The Time Machine, Verne‘s Mysterious...

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  • Depression: Out of the Shadows
    2008
    Depression: Out of the Shadows

    Approximately 18.8 million American adults have a depressive disorder. Depression comes in many forms, strikes all socioeconomic groups, stalls careers, strains relationships, and sometimes ends...

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  • Crossfire: Water, Power and Politics
    2008
    Crossfire: Water, Power and Politics

    Locally produced television documentaries are an endangered species, so it’s all the more impressive that Las Vegas station KLAS-TV put so much effort and care...

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  • Hear and Now
    2008
    Hear and Now

    In this lovingly produced documentary, director Irene Taylor Brodsky chronicles the outcomes of a major decision made by her parents, Paul and Sally Taylor. In...

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  • Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony and Zhang Yimou
    2008
    Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony and Zhang Yimou

    An exponential magnification of what was once known in television as a “spectacular,” the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony was the most ambitious, enthralling and expansive...

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  • China: The Earthquake of Chengdu
    2008
    China: The Earthquake of Chengdu

    “Oh my goodness…we’re in the middle of an Earthquake?” All Things Considered co-host Melissa Block was in Chengdu, China, conducting an interview when a massive...

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  • Breaking Bad
    2008
    Breaking Bad

    Adventure and doom, courage and deceit, comedy and tragedy coalesce in Breaking Bad, a serial that ponders the changes that come over Walter White. A...

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  • Ape Genius
    2008
    Ape Genius

    Ape Genius has the requisite beauty of good nature documentaries, but it has much more: philosophical questions explored through multiple scientific techniques and critically examined...

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  • Nanking
    2008
    Nanking

    Nanking is history in intimate form. In broad outline, the Japanese invasion of China in the 1930s and the events that came to be known...

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  • Independent Lens: Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita
    2008
    Independent Lens: Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita

    In Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita, filmmaker Maria Finitzo puts a human face on a polarizing, highly politicized subject, stem-cell research. Her documentary focuses...

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  • Richard Engel Reports: Tip of the Spear
    2008
    Richard Engel Reports: Tip of the Spear

    There is never a good war in which to be a journalist, a “war correspondent.” The current war in Afghanistan is no exception. Richard Engel’s...

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  • YouTube.com
    2008
    YouTube.com

    Since 2005, millions of people in 19 regions around the globe have answered YouTube‘s call to "Broadcast Yourself." Indeed, 10 hours of video are uploaded...

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  • The Red Race
    2008
    The Red Race

    With startling access and devastating honesty, The Red Race tracks the plight of Chinese child gymnasts who are being groomed for Olympic stardom—but at what...

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  • John Adams
    2008
    John Adams

    In an age when executives, politicians and even statesmen live their lives before cameras of all shapes and sizes, an age when the internet enables...

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  • Jungle Fish
    2008
    Jungle Fish

    The pressures placed on young people to achieve and gain admission to prestigious colleges and universities are familiar around the world, and Jungle Fish confirms...

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  • The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD Series
    2008
    The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD Series

    The advent of high-definition, digital technology inspired the Metropolitan Opera to re-imagine its televised presentations—not just how they’re photographed but what is shot, how it’s...

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  • Institutional Award: Hearst-Argyle Television: Commitment 2008
    2008
    Institutional Award: Hearst-Argyle Television: Commitment 2008

    Formed in 1997 with the merger of Hearst Broadcasting and Argyle Television, Inc., this group now owns 26 television stations that collectively reach more than...

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  • Hopkins
    2008
    Hopkins

    Medical drama is one of television’s oldest genres, dating back to Medic in the early 1950s. In Hopkins, filmed at the revered Johns Hopkins teaching...

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  • The Gates
    2008
    The Gates

    In 1979, provocative grand-scale artists Christo and Jean-Claude approached New York City with a proposal to create a temporary work of art in Central Park....

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  • This American Life: The Giant Pool of Money
    2008
    This American Life: The Giant Pool of Money

    The best reporting often begins with a question that most journalists considered too dumb or obvious. So it was with Alex Blumberg, a producer at...

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  • 60 Minutes: Lifeline
    2008
    60 Minutes: Lifeline

    The phrase “health care crisis in America” is repeated so often, analyzed from so many perspectives, that it begins to lose meaning and significance. 60...

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  • Onion News Network
    2008
    Onion News Network

    News parody is nothing new in electronic media. The irreverent “Weekend Update” has been a staple of Saturday Night Live since its debut in 1975,...

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  • Institutional Award: Turner Classic Movies
    2008
    Institutional Award: Turner Classic Movies

    From television’s earliest days, when movies filled countless late-night hours and weekend afternoons, to the present, when high-definition screens and “home theatre” surround sound enhances...

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  • Saturday Night Live Political Satire 2008
    2008
    Saturday Night Live Political Satire 2008

    The 2008 Presidential campaign was a tonic for the troupe at Saturday Night Live. Stealing satirical thunder back from its cable rivals, SNL's writers and...

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  • POV: Campaign
    2008
    POV: Campaign

    Campaign is not politics as usual. Kazuhiro Soda’s beautifully photographed documentary focuses on an old university classmate of his, Kazuhiko Yamauchi, who was plucked from...

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  • Independent Lens: King Corn
    2008
    Independent Lens: King Corn

    Think of it as “Ian and Curt’s Excellent Agricultural Adventure.” College buddies Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, regular dudes who consume large quantities of junk...

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  • NYTimes.com
    2008
    NYTimes.com

    Aggressively and creatively adding sound and moving images to its traditional package of news and features, The New York Times has stepped forward as an...

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  • Sichuan Earthquake Coverage
    2008
    Sichuan Earthquake Coverage

    When an 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Sichuan Province in China on May 12, 2008, Sichuan Television responded with immediate action. Over the next days, producers...

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  • NOAH Housing Program Investigation
    2008
    NOAH Housing Program Investigation

    In late summer of 2008, WWL anchor/reporter Lee Zurik began a series of reports about possible corruption related to a non-profit agency charged with assisting...

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  • Washington Week with Gwen Ifill & National Journal
    2008
    Washington Week with Gwen Ifill & National Journal

    For public-affairs enthusiasts who prefer illumination to confrontational fireworks, Washington Week with Gwen Ifill & National Journal has long been the gold standard. Thoughtful, informed...

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  • Complete 68th Annual Peabody Awards (May 18, 2009)

    Complete 68th Annual Peabody Awards (May 18, 2009)

    36 recipients of the 68th Annual Peabody Awards were presented with awards on May 18th, 2009 at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York City. The

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