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  • Complete 69th Annual Peabody Awards (May 17th, 2010)

    Complete 69th Annual Peabody Awards (May 17th, 2010)

    36 recipients of the 69th Annual Peabody Awards were presented with awards on May 17th, 2010 at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York City. The

  • Under Fire: Discrimination and Corruption in the Texas National Guard
    2009
    Under Fire: Discrimination and Corruption in the Texas National Guard

    What began as an investigation of gender discrimination in the Texas National Guard soon expanded into something much larger: a web of bias, malfeasance, and...

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  • Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson: Covering Afghanistan
    2009
    Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson: Covering Afghanistan

    Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson’s reports from Afghanistan allow listeners to realize how narrow the parameters of American television coverage can be. Nelson, NPR’s Afghan bureau chief,...

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  • Independent Lens: The Order of Myths
    2009
    Independent Lens: The Order of Myths

    In Mobile, Alabama, traditions run deep, and its annual celebration of Mardi Gras is among its oldest. The carnival that begins the Lenten season there...

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  • sesamestreet.org
    2009
    sesamestreet.org

    Bright and colorful, with Bird Bird and other animated Muppet characters taking turns cheerfully greeting visitors, www.sesamestreet.org is a beautifully realized extension of the celebrated...

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  • 60 Minutes: Sabotaging the System
    2009
    60 Minutes: Sabotaging the System

    While we all shudder at the prospect of terrorists obtaining a tiny amount of weapons-grade plutonium, this startling 60 Minutes report brought home the very...

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  • Thrilla in Manila
    2009
    Thrilla in Manila

    Few would disagree that boxing is a brutal sport. Among those who follow the game, few would deny the key roles played by the two...

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  • 60 Minutes: The Co$t of Dying
    2009
    60 Minutes: The Co$t of Dying

    Misconception and misinformation, including dire warnings of “death panels,” swirled around the health-care reform bill that finally passed in March 2010. In that context, serious,...

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  • Hard Times
    2009
    Hard Times

    Serving a state with one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation, Oregon Public Broadcasting dedicated itself in 2009 to covering the impact of...

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  • Up in Smoke
    2009
    Up in Smoke

    California’s contradictory attitudes about marijuana are illustrated to sometimes comic, other times sobering effect in a series of reports presented under the umbrella title Up...

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  • BART Shooting
    2009
    BART Shooting

    Early on January 1, 2009, on a station platform of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system in Oakland, California, BART Police officer Johannes Mehserle...

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  • Independent Lens: Between the Folds
    2009
    Independent Lens: Between the Folds

    The potential of a flat sheet of paper and that of the human mind are the subjects of Between the Folds. An elegantly constructed celebration...

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  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: An Evening with Archbishop Desmond Tutu
    2009
    The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: An Evening with Archbishop Desmond Tutu

    Turmoil engulfed late-night television in 2009, but Craig Ferguson held his ground—and raised the bar. In his fourth year at the helm of The Late...

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  • BBC World News America
    2009
    BBC World News America

    In a time when the television industry is beset by intense competition, the segmentation of viewers, and the fragmentation of program offerings, BBC World News...

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  • A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains
    2009
    A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains

    Central Appalachia is the most scenic ghetto in America, a region of stunning natural vistas and crushing, intractable poverty. ABC News producers spent two years...

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  • The Great Textbook War
    2009
    The Great Textbook War

    This carefully constructed radio documentary recounts events that occurred almost 35 years ago yet seem familiar today. Indeed, as presented by producer Trey Kay, the...

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  • Where Giving Life is a Death Sentence
    2009
    Where Giving Life is a Death Sentence

    Danger in Afghanistan also exists far from the battlefields of war. In some parts of the country, health care of the most fundamental sort is...

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  • Chronicle: Paul's Gift
    2009
    Chronicle: Paul's Gift

    Rarely have the details of this most intimate of procedures—organ donation—been presented so clearly, so precisely and in such a compassionate manner. WYFF in Greenville,South...

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  • The OxyContin Express
    2009
    The OxyContin Express

    Fifty physicians in the United States write the most prescriptions for Oxycodone. All reside in Florida. Thirty-three of them practice in Broward County, where there...

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  • American Masters: Jerome Robbins -- Something to Dance About
    2009
    American Masters: Jerome Robbins -- Something to Dance About

    Seldom have biography and choreography, personality and performance, idea and ideology been so thrillingly interwoven. Watching the development of Robbins’ career and the arc of...

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  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    2009
    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    To viewers puzzled or mystified by the very notion of “Africa,” to those who dwell on images of jungles, safaris, drought and famine, this television...

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  • Brick City
    2009
    Brick City

    As an unfiltered, behind-the-scenes examination inside the heart of Newark, New Jersey, Brick City artfully illustrates the struggles of those seeking to make their city...

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  • Sichuan Earthquake: One Year On
    2009
    Sichuan Earthquake: One Year On

    Too often there is a tendency in broadcast journalism to cover the breaking story, the event of great significance, only to allow the same story...

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  • The Day That Lehman Died
    2009
    The Day That Lehman Died

    This radio docudrama about the financial giant’s collapse opens with a euphoric, in-house meeting/pep rally at which Lehman Brothers executives boast of their enormous profits...

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  • In Treatment
    2009
    In Treatment

    HBO’s innovative dramatic series In Treatment moved to New York City and into its own in its powerful second season. The show’s daring, demanding format—half-hour...

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  • Modern Family
    2009
    Modern Family

    In this droll comedy about a multi-generational family, the patriarch, Jay Pritchett, is a middle-aged, white businessman now married to Gloria, a Colombian bombshell half...

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  • Inventing LA: The Chandlers and Their Times
    2009
    Inventing LA: The Chandlers and Their Times

    Great American newspapers have more stories to tell than those appearing in their pages. Some of these are backstage tales of hard-bitten reporters and their...

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  • Glee
    2009
    Glee

    With its ingratiating group of high-school misfits, snappy choreography and infectious soundtrack, Glee is one the most charming and refreshing programs on television. But it’s...

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  • Personal Award: Diane Rehm
    2009
    Personal Award: Diane Rehm

    At a time when political talk shows are growing ever more strident and partisan, inflaming passions instead of informing the public, The Diane Rehm Show...

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  • Endgame
    2009
    Endgame

    In the 1980s, South Africa was on the verge of violent revolution. The black national liberation movement, led by the African National Congress, was poised...

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  • Iran & The West
    2009
    Iran & The West

    The relationship between Iran and the West grows more dangerous with each nightly newscast. How did we get to this present day standoff? This spectacular,...

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  • npr.org
    2009
    npr.org

    National Public Radio was a website waiting to happen. With signature programs such as All Things Considered and Fresh Air, it has few equals in...

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  • FRONTLINE: The Madoff Affair
    2009
    FRONTLINE: The Madoff Affair

    Bernard L. Madoff and his colossal Ponzi scheme cost investors $65 billion and dominated the news for months, but few fully understood the inner workings,...

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  • I-Witness:
    2009
    I-Witness: "Ambulansiyang de Paa (Ambulance on Foot)"

    Seven years after her first documentary focused on Bansud, a remote village in the Philippines, Kara David returned. Improvements that had come to the village...

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  • Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools Are Failing Black Students
    2009
    Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools Are Failing Black Students

    Independent producer/reporter Nancy Solomon probes the central question of Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools Are Failing Black Students through a detailed examination of a...

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  • Noodle Road: Connecting Asia's Kitchens
    2009
    Noodle Road: Connecting Asia's Kitchens

    Part travelogue, part history, part epicurean delight, this earthy, tantalizing documentary traces the dispersion of the noodle from its birthplace, some 5,000 years ago, in...

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  • The Derrion Albert Beating
    2009
    The Derrion Albert Beating

    In September 2009, honor student Derrion Albert was beaten to death in broad daylight on a city sidewalk only four blocks from his high school....

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  • Black Magic
    2008
    Black Magic

    Many stories link race and athletics in America. Black Magic tells one too long obscured. The key context in this superb four-hour documentary is the...

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