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  • Entertainment winners named for Peabody 30

    Entertainment winners named for Peabody 30

    The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors today revealed seven Entertainment programs that are among this year's Peabody 30. Honorees include Beyoncé's sublime visual album, stories

  • Atlanta
    2016
    Atlanta

    Donald Glover's enchanting series on the struggles of two young black men trying to make it in Atlanta's rap scene blends vibrant character study and...

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  • Better Things
    2016
    Better Things

    Co-created by Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K., the result of this searingly funny and beautiful show is an at-times raw examination of the vicissitudes of...

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  • Happy Valley
    2016
    Happy Valley

    A fresh take on the British crime drama that deals boldly and unflinchingly with the darkest human behavior while keeping its heart and even a...

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  • Horace and Pete
    2016
    Horace and Pete

    A true original that melds contemporary politics and serialized storytelling with a throwback approach, "Horace and Pete" is a truly independent and groundbreaking demonstration of...

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  • Lemonade
    2016
    Lemonade

    "Lemonade" draws from the prolific literary, musical, cinematic, and aesthetic sensibilities of black cultural producers to create a rich tapestry of poetic innovation. The audacity...

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  • National Treasure
    2016
    National Treasure

    A dark and timely examination of sexual abuse at the hands of privileged celebrity, "National Treasure" is an engrossing series that explores the loyalty of...

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  • VEEP
    2016
    VEEP

    A rare show blessed with a perfectly cast ensemble, including the comedic genius of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, VEEP is a workplace comedy that not only captures...

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  • Twelve documentaries win 2016 Peabody Awards

    Twelve documentaries win 2016 Peabody Awards

    The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors revealed today 12 winners in the Documentary category for programs released in 2016. The honorees, part of the annual

  • Audrie & Daisy
    2016
    Audrie & Daisy

    Filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk present a heartbreaking and timely tale of how social media shaming enacts a secondary and sometimes even more impactful traumatization of teen rape victims....

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  • 4.1 Miles
    2016
    4.1 Miles

    Desperate journeys undertaken by refugees risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean and find safe haven in Europe is well-documented. Daphne Matziaraki's short film differs...

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  • FRONTLINE: Confronting ISIS
    2016
    FRONTLINE: Confronting ISIS

    Veteran correspondent Martin Smith's deliberate reporting provides context to America's ongoing war against Islamist extremists in this essential primer on the origins and timeline of...

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  • FRONTLINE: Exodus
    2016
    FRONTLINE: Exodus

    An intimate take on the refugee and migrant crisis distinguished by its specificity of the people it follows. James Bluemel eschews the need to render...

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  • Hip-Hop Evolution
    2016
    Hip-Hop Evolution

    An entertaining, consummate history of hip-hop music told in a series of interviews with influential MCs, DJs, and moguls who were there at the beginning...

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  • Independent Lens: Trapped
    2016
    Independent Lens: Trapped

    A timely report that examines the motivation and politics surrounding "TRAP" laws, specifically designed to restrict access to abortion. Director Dawn Porter goes behind-the-scenes to...

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  • MAVIS!
    2016
    MAVIS!

    More than just a biopic, this story celebrates the deep influence of Mavis Staples and the Staple Singers across music genres—from gospel to soul and...

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  • O.J.: Made in America
    2016
    O.J.: Made in America

    Ezra Edelman takes a story we all think we know—the rise and fall of Orenthal James Simpson—and adds successive layers of context and depth until...

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  • POV: Hooligan Sparrow
    2016
    POV: Hooligan Sparrow

    First-time filmmaker Nanfu Wang takes personal risks to follow the story of Ye Haiyan, aka "Hooligan Sparrow," and a small group of women's rights activists...

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  • Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four
    2016
    Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four

    A modern tale of colonial-style persecution follows four Latina lesbians wrongfully accused of sexual assault in the mid-1990s. Picking up a decade after conviction, the...

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  • 13th
    2016
    13th

    Filmmaker Ava DuVernay deconstructs the criminalization of African-Americans—from racial slavery to convict leasing systems, from Jim Crow terror to mass incarceration—as a means of exercising...

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  • Zero Days
    2016
    Zero Days

    Alex Gibney sheds light on the dark world of cyber warfare and its threat to global peace in this suspenseful story mapping how cybersecurity experts...

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  • Lear, ITVS named Individual, Institutional Winners

    Lear, ITVS named Individual, Institutional Winners

    The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors have selected Norman Lear to receive an Individual Award and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) an Institutional Award for

  • Individual Award: Norman Lear
    2016
    Individual Award: Norman Lear

    Norman Lear changed the face of television - and the faces. He revolutionized and democratized a traditionally timid, overwhelmingly white-bread medium with a collection of recognizable, risible...

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  • Institutional Award: Independent Television Service (ITVS)
    2016
    Institutional Award: Independent Television Service (ITVS)

    If any organization can claim a foundational place in the flourishing of documentary film over the past generation, it is the Independent Television Service (ITVS)....

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  • Announcing 76th Annual Peabody Awards Finalists

    Announcing 76th Annual Peabody Awards Finalists

    The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors have selected 60 finalists that represent the most compelling and empowering stories released in electronic media during 2016. As

  • An Annual Celebration of Stories That Matter

    An Annual Celebration of Stories That Matter

    Judging for programs that aired in 2016 is underway and the finalists and winners will be announced in April. The 76th Annual Peabody

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