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  • Interview with Vivian Howard of

    Interview with Vivian Howard of "A Chef's Life"

    A Chef’s Life disregards the usual recipes for television shows about restaurants and cooking. Neither over-seasoned nor overheated, it presents an honest, ongoing look at

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    Vivian Howard of "A Chef's Life" Speaks at The Paley Center

    Vivian Howard, star and writer of “A Chef’s Life,” spoke at The Paley Center after winning a Peabody Award. She talks about defying southern stereotypes

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    Vivian Howard from "A Chef's Life" Discusses Peabody Award Win

    “A Chef’s Life” follows Vivian Howard and her family as she runs a farm-to-fork fine dining restaurant in the North Carolina low country. Each episode

  • Coverage of Supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan)
    2013
    Coverage of Supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

    Typhoons are a fact of life in the Philippines, but the usual warnings and procedures didn’t begin to prepare citizens for Yolanda (international name “Haiyan”)....

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  • Fault Lines: Haiti in a Time of Cholera
    2013
    Fault Lines: Haiti in a Time of Cholera

    Following Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, a widespread cholera epidemic devastated an already shattered island nation, claiming nearly 8,000 lives and infecting more than half a million...

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  • Fault Lines: Made in Bangladesh
    2013
    Fault Lines: Made in Bangladesh

    Examining the story behind a factory fire that killed at least 112 people, Fault Lines takes the viewer to Bangladesh to uncover the production practices...

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  • FRONTLINE: League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis
    2013
    FRONTLINE: League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis

    Drawing on the book of the same name, League of Denial crafts a searing two-hour indictment of the National Football League’s decades-long concealment of the...

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  • Great Performances: Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy
    2013
    Great Performances: Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

    It’s hardly a secret that Jewish songwriters and composers, from Irving Berlin to Stephen Sondheim, have played outsized roles in the history of the Broadway...

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  • Harper High School
    2013
    Harper High School

    At Harper High School in Chicago, twenty-nine current or recent students were shot in the span of a single year. Learning of this staggering statistic,...

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  • Hollow
    2013
    Hollow

    Even if you’ve never been within 1,000 miles of McDowell County, West Virginia, you’ve driven through it. McDowell is a stand-in for thousands of American...

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  • Hanford’s Dirty Secrets
    2013
    Hanford’s Dirty Secrets

    The Hanford Nuclear Reservation, along a stretch of the Columbia River 200 miles from Seattle, is considered the most dangerous nuclear dump in the United...

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  • House of Cards
    2013
    House of Cards

    The American adaptation of a British miniseries, House of Cards tells the tale of Frank Underwood, a Southern politician and House Majority Whip whose thirst...

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  • Inside Syria’s War
    2013
    Inside Syria’s War

    BBC World News provided vivid, on-the-ground coverage of Syria’s civil war that presented viewers with the undeniable and horrific realities of that conflict. By following...

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  • Independent Lens: The Invisible War
    2013
    Independent Lens: The Invisible War

    Sexual assault is epidemic in the U.S. military. A female soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier...

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  • In Plain Sight: Poverty in America
    2013
    In Plain Sight: Poverty in America

    With 15 percent of Americans now living below the poverty line, NBC News recognized the urgency of covering what poverty looks like in the U.S....

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  • Independent Lens: The House I Live In
    2013
    Independent Lens: The House I Live In

    This comprehensive look at America’s war on drugs takes the viewer step by step through the staggeringly unsuccessful attempts to rid the country of illegal...

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  • Independent Lens: How to Survive a Plague
    2013
    Independent Lens: How to Survive a Plague

    When the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, better known by its acronym ACT UP, first staged protests in New York in 1987, the epidemic was...

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  • Latino Americans
    2013
    Latino Americans

    Latino Americans is a groundbreaking three-part, six-hour documentary series that chronicles Latino history in the United States from the 16th century to the present day....

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  • Key & Peele
    2013
    Key & Peele

    For sketch comics Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, both sons of black fathers and white mothers, biracialism is liberation, a cultural all-access pass, a skeleton...

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  • POV: The Law in These Parts
    2013
    POV: The Law in These Parts

    Israeli filmmaker Ra’anan Alexandrowicz’s The Law in These Parts examined the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a new lens — that of the high-ranking military officers who...

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  • Life According to Sam
    2013
    Life According to Sam

    A scrawny boy with wire-rimmed glasses, a bald head and the gaunt face of an elderly man looks squarely into the camera near the beginning...

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  • Louisiana Purchased
    2013
    Louisiana Purchased

    In their exhaustive investigation of campaign finance in the Pelican state, WVUE-TV and NOLA.com revealed illegal activities, dubious practices and feeble ethics enforcement. The New...

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  • Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
    2013
    Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

    Mea Maxima Culpa investigates and exposes the atrocious crimes of a Milwaukee priest who sexually abused more than 200 deaf children in a school under...

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  • A Needed Response
    2013
    A Needed Response

    The first viral video to be honored with a Peabody Award, A Needed Response grew out of two University of Oregon students’ outrage upon watching...

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  • Six by Sondheim
    2013
    Six by Sondheim

    In an ABC News clip included in Six By Sondheim, Stephen Sondheim, the celebrated Broadway composer and lyricist, tells Diane Sawyer he regrets never having...

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  • A Short History of the Highrise
    2013
    A Short History of the Highrise

    An ingeniously constructed interactive documentary, A Short History of the Highrise allows website visitors to tour 2,500 years of “vertical living,” from the Tower of...

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  • Scandal
    2013
    Scandal

    Not many people could balance efforts to destroy an ultra-dangerous, super-secret government organization with running the re-election campaign for the President of the United States....

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  • The Returned (Les Revenants)
    2013
    The Returned (Les Revenants)

    The Returned is exquisitely photographed and sensitively acted drama, but what really makes this French miniseries so indelible is that its creators take a supernatural...

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  • The Race Card Project
    2013
    The Race Card Project

    This project, headed up by Michele Norris, undercuts the political, pejorative meaning of the term “race card” by asking people to use six words to...

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  • Outside the Lines: NFL at a Crossroads: Investigating a Health Crisis
    2013
    Outside the Lines: NFL at a Crossroads: Investigating a Health Crisis

    Despite its affiliation with the National Football League and a controversial split with public television’s FRONTLINE over editorial control of a joint investigation of the...

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  • Orphan Black
    2013
    Orphan Black

    Orphan Black is a clone cyclone, a whirling dervish of a series that ponders identity, humanity, nature-versus-nurture, bioethics and genetic research – when it occasionally...

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  • Orange is the New Black
    2013
    Orange is the New Black

    A prison is a place of confinement and restriction, but Orange Is the New Black found unexpected laughter, tears, conflict and camaraderie behind those mysterious...

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  • One-on-One with Assad
    2013
    One-on-One with Assad

    Bashar al-Assad, Syria’s president, is arguably the world’s oddest dictator, a supremely ordinary looking supreme leader whose milquetoast manner is wildly at odds with the...

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  • NewsChannel 5 Investigates: Questions of Influence
    2013
    NewsChannel 5 Investigates: Questions of Influence

    Assessing the practical impact of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s vow to “run state government like a business,” WTVF-TV’s reporters found that the outsourcing of government...

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  • The Story of Film: An Odyssey
    2013
    The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    Mark Cousins’ history of world cinema, The Story of Film: An Odyssey, is an event in itself, a wide-reaching, insightful 15-episode documentary that examines and...

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  • Reveal: The VA's Opiate Overload
    2013
    Reveal: The VA's Opiate Overload

    This investigative report discovered that over the course of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, there has been a 270 percent increase in opiate prescriptions...

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  • Coverage of Boston Marathon Bombings
    2013
    Coverage of Boston Marathon Bombings

    Out in force to cover the annual marathon, both WBZ-TV and Newsradio 1030 had a journalistic advantage when the bombs detonated. WBZ-TV was the only...

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  • Individual Award: Tom Brokaw
    2013
    Individual Award: Tom Brokaw

    Notwithstanding his 22 years as anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, tours of duty on Today and Meet the Press and his dozens...

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  • Burka Avenger
    2013
    Burka Avenger

    In the Pakistani children’s series Burka Avenger, a symbol of women’s subjugation becomes a super-heroine’s mask. At the center of the action is a teacher,...

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  • A Chef’s Life
    2013
    A Chef’s Life

    A Chef’s Life disregards the usual recipes for television shows about restaurants and cooking. Neither over-seasoned nor overheated, it presents an honest, ongoing look...

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  • The Central Park Five
    2013
    The Central Park Five

    Distinctly different in style and tone from Ken Burns’ stately historical documentaries, The Central Park Five has outrage simmering below its surface, and rightly so....

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  • The Bridge
    2013
    The Bridge

    A murder that leaves a bisected corpse sitting neatly on the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, kicks off an inspired drama. The...

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  • Borgen
    2013
    Borgen

    In light of the acrimonious state of American politics and the jaundiced TV dramas to which it has given rise, Borgen could appear almost naïve...

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  • Broadchurch
    2013
    Broadchurch

    Set in an idyllic coastal town in Britain, the eight-episode series Broadchurch revolves around the shocking murder of an 11-year-old boy, the emotional carnage that...

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  • POV: Best Kept Secret
    2013
    POV: Best Kept Secret

    The staff at Newark’s underfunded John F. Kennedy High School describes their school as the city’s “best kept secret,” and this documentary makes a compelling...

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  • Breaking Bad
    2013
    Breaking Bad

    When Breaking Bad won its first Peabody Award in 2008, the winner’s citation points to a conflicted Walter White, a man facing “moral questions [that]...

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  • The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
    2013
    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    Five years in the making, this extraordinary six-part documentary is the fullest television account of African Americans’ history. “When in the history of humankind has...

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  • Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
    2013
    Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

    Though Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown is sometimes referred to as a “culinary travelogue,” the shorthand doesn’t do the series justice. Bourdain, who first made his...

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  • 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School
    2013
    180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School

    Washington Metropolitan, aka DC Met, has all the problems a modern American high school can have: truancy, teen pregnancy, homelessness, violent crime. Getting in the...

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