The Peabody Awards

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  • This American Life: What Happened at Dos Erres
    This American Life: What Happened at Dos Erres

    This spellbinding documentary scrutinizes a Guatemalan civil-war atrocity and contextualizes its place in the long history of bloody conflict and political chaos in that country...

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  • Inside the National Recording Registry
    Inside the National Recording Registry

    Each year, the Library of Congress chooses 25 recordings to be preserved as part of its National Recording Registry, ranging from obscure cult albums (Love’s...

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  • The Leonard Lopate Show
    The Leonard Lopate Show

    For more than two decades, Leonard Lopate has quizzed and bantered live on the radio with architects and assemblymen, chefs and climatologists. With his guests...

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  • SCOTUSblog

    In many respects, SCOTUSblog is to the Supreme Court of the United States what is to the world of sports. It’s the place to...

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  • Design Ah!
    Design Ah!

    Design Ah! is designed to teach children to perceive objects and ideas from different perspectives, thereby inspiring creative thinking. Its short segments are minimalist and...

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  • Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek
    Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek

    A spectacular realization of the potential of digital-age storytelling, Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek illustrates and enriches superb, traditional feature writing by John...

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  • Institutional Award: Doctor Who
    Institutional Award: Doctor Who

    Much like its eponymous character, Doctor Who has gone through numerous iterations since its creation in 1963. Including its original run of 26 seasons, various...

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  • Institutional Award: Michael Apted's 'Up' Series
    Institutional Award: Michael Apted's 'Up' Series

    For nearly half a century, director Michael Apted has followed the life progress of 14 British children in his acclaimed Up series. Just 7 years...

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  • Robin’s Journey
    Robin’s Journey

    Robin Roberts’ decision to reveal her confrontation of a life-threatening disease on June 11, 2012, was a decision to engage and involve her public, her...

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  • Teen Contender: An Audio Diary of One Girl's Fight Inside and Outside the Ring
    Teen Contender: An Audio Diary of One Girl's Fight Inside and Outside the Ring

    Radio Diaries’ storytelling philosophy that “ordinary life is newsworthy” is beautifully represented in the story of 16-year-old Olympic boxing contender Claressa Shields, who tells her...

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  • Personal Award: Lorne Michaels
    Personal Award: Lorne Michaels

    Even without his most revered brainchild, Lorne Michaels has been a valuable contributor to the television landscape, producing significant comedies like 30 Rock, The Kids...

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  • Syria 2012
    Syria 2012

    As the uprising of Syrian dissidents expanded throughout 2012 into full-fledged civil war, NPR correspondents Deborah Amos and Kelly McEvers provided a steady flow of...

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  • Superstorm Sandy
    Superstorm Sandy

    The predictions were good. Everyone knew the storm named Sandy would be big even if no one could predict just how big. ABC News prepared...

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  • Deception at Duke
    Deception at Duke

    In 2007, Duke University trumpeted its discovery of the “holy grail” of cancer research: a technique for matching chemotherapy with each patient’s unique genetic makeup....

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  • Ford Escape: Exposing a Deadly Defect
    Ford Escape: Exposing a Deadly Defect

    It’s every parent’s nightmare: to see your child in danger, but not be able to help. Saige Bloom was driving her 2002 Ford Escape when...

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  • Summer Pasture
    Summer Pasture

    A rare glimpse inside Chinese-occupied Tibet, Summer Pasture closely chronicles a year in the lives of Locho and Yama, a yak-herding nomadic couple, and their...

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  • Putin, Russia & The West
    Putin, Russia & The West

    In a remarkable four-hour documentary, key portions of the history of the early 21st Century are presented as a fine-grained tapestry. That history could have...

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  • "Exposure: Banaz: An Honour Killing" and "Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile"

    Presented by ITV’s documentary anthology Exposure, these films exhibited both sensitivity and unblinking honesty in examining two different cultural horrors in Great Britain. Banaz: An...

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  • Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished
    Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished

    A disturbing fact of today’s media culture is that despite hundreds of channels and thousands of reporters and reporting teams, significant events continue to go...

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  • Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present
    Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present

    At one point, while training young artists who will participate in the Museum of Modern Art retrospective exhibition of her work, Marina Abramovic defines the...

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  • The Loving Story
    The Loving Story

    In Nancy Buirski’s beautifully spare documentary film, a fundamental truth about the history of segregation is revealed almost in passing –- that so much of...

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  • Sheikh Jarrah, My Neighbourhood
    Sheikh Jarrah, My Neighbourhood

    Mohammad al-Kurd is 13 years old and lives in one of the most contested regions on earth. The Sheikh Jarrah section of East Jerusalem has,...

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  • Investigating the IRS
    Investigating the IRS

    In an extensive series of reports, Bob Segall and the WTHR investigative news team uncovered massive fraud costing American taxpayers billions of dollars. They also...

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  • Joy in the Congo
    Joy in the Congo

    This ebullient 60 Minutes segment is an ode to joy in an African republic known mainly for its catastrophic civil war and entrenched poverty. It’s...

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  • Investigating the Fire
    Investigating the Fire

    On March 24, 2012, the Colorado State Forest Service set a controlled fire, also known as a prescribed burn, on Denver Water Department lands. The...

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  • Girls

    An edgy coming-of-age comedy-drama about 20-somethings living in Brooklyn, Girls grows out of the experiences of one woman –- Lena Dunham, the writer, director and...

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  • Louie

    Over the past several years, comedian Louis C.K. has gone from being a workaday “comic’s comic” to a household name, guest starring on sitcoms, making...

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  • Game Change
    Game Change

    From the best-selling book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, writer Danny Strong pulled out one of the most intriguing stories from the 2008 Presidential...

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  • Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
    Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

    Bryant Gumbel’s long-running series could just as easily be titled Real Life. Sports is its springboard, but from its inception it has been more concerned...

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  • DL Hughley: The Endangered List
    DL Hughley: The Endangered List

    When this comedy special opens with its fake auditions for a Public Service Announcement viewers must wonder: What do these celebrities with their serious demeanor...

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  • Switched at Birth
    Switched at Birth

    Switched at Birth could have been a thoroughly conventional teen melodrama. Two families belatedly learn that their baby daughters were, in fact, switched. One family,...

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  • Southland

    Southland is grounded in one of television’s most familiar and traditional forms, yet in each episode it shatters the traditions and startles with the unfamiliar....

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  • CNN’s Coverage Inside Syria and Homs
    CNN’s Coverage Inside Syria and Homs

    By now, scenes of war in Syria are all too familiar. That must not mean, however, that those scenes have become meaningless or that they...

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  • Breaking News: Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School
    Breaking News: Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School

    This is the kind of story no news organization wishes to encounter. It is also the kind of story that must be told and told...

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  • Rapido y Furioso (Fast & Furious)
    Rapido y Furioso (Fast & Furious)

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ covert scheme to sell guns to Mexican drug traffickers and monitor their whereabouts came to light in...

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  • Reel Time: Salat (Bone Dry)
    Reel Time: Salat (Bone Dry)

    Responding to a Philippines National Nutrition Council’s study that determined that two out of 10 Filipino children are malnourished, GMA’s Reel Time series produced this...

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  • MLK: The Assassination Tapes
    MLK: The Assassination Tapes

    This illuminating documentary was made possible by the foresight of some University of Memphis faculty members. Sensing that a strike by the city’s black sanitation...

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  • Why Poverty?
    Why Poverty?

    A collection of eight documentaries televised by networks in 69 countries, from Australia to Zimbabwe, Why Poverty? addresses when, where, what and how as well....

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  • Under Fire: Journalists in Combat
    Under Fire: Journalists in Combat

    Two reporters died covering World War I battles. In World War II, the toll climbed to 63. But in the world’s various invasions, rebellions and...

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