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  • Green Eyes: Vietnam revisited

    Green Eyes: Vietnam revisited

    ​The fighting in Vietnam was such an evening-news fixture by the mid-1960s that writer Michael J. Arlen dubbed it the “living room war.” On the

  • Voice lessons: An oral history of the Civil Rights Movement

    Voice lessons: An oral history of the Civil Rights Movement

    The times in the 1960s, they were indeed a-changin’, but now they are slipping into the fuzzy past. Teenagers who marched at Selma or boycotted

  • 74th Annual Peabody Awards (May 31, 2015)

    74th Annual Peabody Awards (May 31, 2015)

    The 74th annual Peabody Awards ceremony on May 31, 2015, was a gala, Sunday night event, complete with red-carpet walk, at the elegant Cipriani Wall

  • Henry Louis Gates: Genetics, Genealogy, Congeniality

    Henry Louis Gates: Genetics, Genealogy, Congeniality

    Peabody-winner Henry Louis Gates Jr. is in point of fact a professor of African-American studies and English at Harvard, trained as a literary scholar, but

  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to deliver Peabody-Smithgall Lecture on Oct. 26

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to deliver Peabody-Smithgall Lecture on Oct. 26

    The University of Georgia's Peabody Awards will present its sixth Peabody-Smithgall Lecture on Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. at the historic Morton Theatre in downtown

  • Advocating for The Advocates

    Advocating for The Advocates

    If it please the court (of public opinion), I’d like to advocate on behalf of The Advocates. It’s a Peabody-winning series

  • As I Die Laughing: The Faulknerian 'Simpsons'

    As I Die Laughing: The Faulknerian 'Simpsons'

    What's left to be said about The Simpsons as it begins its 27th season on Fox on Sunday, September 27? Well, we could talk about

  • Kermit the Frog: Evergreen

    Kermit the Frog: Evergreen

    Quite a few iconic TV characters made their first appearances in 1955: James Arness' Gunsmoke lawman, Matt Dillon. Hugh O'Brien's Wyatt Earp. Phil Silvers'

  • Peabody Shines in Pivot Special

    Peabody Shines in Pivot Special

    For the second consecutive summer, the cable network Pivot will televise a prime-time special that distills the essence of the University of Georgia’s annual Peabody

  • The Peabodys: Excellence and Independence

    The Peabodys: Excellence and Independence

    No prize for electronic media in the world is more coveted or respected than the George Foster Peabody Award, but it wouldn’t matter half as

  • Dave Letterman: Lateness and Greatness

    Dave Letterman: Lateness and Greatness

    David Letterman won a Peabody in 1991, when awards to entertainment programs were still fairly rare. Almost all the other winners that year were news

  • 74th Annual Peabody Award Winners

    74th Annual Peabody Award Winners

    2014 Peabody Award Winners

  • Peabody Awards Creates Advisory Board

    Peabody Awards Creates Advisory Board

    The University of Georgia’s George Foster Peabody Awards has created its first ever Board of Advisors, comprised of prominent entertainment and media industry leaders who

  • Fred Armisen to Host 74th Annual Peabody Awards May 31

    Fred Armisen to Host 74th Annual Peabody Awards May 31

    For the first time in its 73-year history, the Peabody Awards - the official presentation of the oldest and most prestigious award for electronic media

  • HBO and Peabody Awards' #HBONight at Tate Center

    HBO and Peabody Awards' #HBONight at Tate Center

    Home Box Office will preview the new-season openers of three of its hit shows, including the Peabody Award-winning Game of Thrones, at the University of

  • Sam Simon, aka Sam Simpson, RIP

    Sam Simon, aka Sam Simpson, RIP

    Obituaries for Sam Simon, who died this week at age 59, are citing him foremost as co-creator of The Simpsons. That’s a bit of a

  • Peabody Decades: Toon in Tomorrow

    Peabody Decades: Toon in Tomorrow

    There was a recurring gag in the old Rocky and Bullwinkle TV series that you may recall. Everybody’s favorite screw-loose moose would appear in magician’s

  • Bob Simon, a Storied Journalist

    Bob Simon, a Storied Journalist

    The news hit hard – and then the irony. Bob Simon, the decorated journalist and 60 Minutes mainstay, was dead, killed in an automobile crash

  • 'Watching the Detectives' tours TV's pulp fiction

    'Watching the Detectives' tours TV's pulp fiction

    In the realm of broadcasting, crime has always paid. Radio in the 1940s was awash in private eye, cop and mystery show, among

  • The Ultimate Show Biz Coup: PEGOT

    The Ultimate Show Biz Coup: PEGOT

    The comedy series 30 Rock once had a running gag about Tracy Morgan’s character having the career goal of racking up an EGOT – Emmy,

  • Mr. Peabody's Stocking Stuffers

    Mr. Peabody's Stocking Stuffers

    On behalf of our namesake, George Foster Peabody, who had a white beard and a philanthropic streak to rival St. Nick’s, I hereby suggest the

  • Peabody Decades: Watching the Detectives

    Peabody Decades: Watching the Detectives

    In the realm of broadcasting, crime has always paid. Radio in the 1940s was roiling with private eye, cop and mystery shows.

  • 'Car Talk' Co-Host Tom Magliozzi's Legacy

    'Car Talk' Co-Host Tom Magliozzi's Legacy

    Two guys sitting around talking about auto repairs and laughing at their own jokes. What a concept for a radio show, huh?

  • The Classical James Brown

    The Classical James Brown

    Mr. Dynamite, a documentary about James Brown produced by Mick Jagger and directed by Peabody Award winner Alex Gibney (Mea Maxima Culpa), premieres on HBO

  • Remembering ART21 creator Susan Sollins

    Remembering ART21 creator Susan Sollins

    The art world has lost perhaps its brightest mass-media advocate. Susan Sollins has died. She shared in two Peabody Awards, first in 2007 for a

  • Peabodys and Puppets

    Peabodys and Puppets

    For a revolutionary new electronic medium, television in its early days exhibited a strong partiality to puppetry, a communication and entertainment art that dates back

  • Peabody Awards Welcome Three New Board Members

    Peabody Awards Welcome Three New Board Members

    The University of Georgia has approved three new members of the George Foster Peabody Awards Board. Joining other distinguished experts who select electronic media’s most

  • Peabody Decades: Laughing Matters

    Peabody Decades: Laughing Matters

    Though the Peabody Awards were conceived to encourage broadcasters to do more public service and high-minded shows, Peabody judges soon enough acknowledged that laughs mattered,

  • Documenting 9/11

    Documenting 9/11

    Nonfiction filmmaking can be as unpredictable as life itself. An obvious case in point involves the Naudet brothers, Jules and Gédéon. They had been documenting

  • Bruce Morton

    Bruce Morton

    Bruce Morton, who died Thursday at age 83, spent most of his four-decade career in network TV news as a reliable, respected journeyman, a workhorse,

  • Robin Williams has left the planet

    Robin Williams has left the planet

    The apparent suicide of comedian/actor Robin Williams has affected people more personally than any celebrity death I can recall. It’s not just that the tweets

  • The Comedians

    The Comedians

    Comedians who win Peabody Awards are sometimes a bit discombobulated by the idea that they have been selected for a prize they associate more with

  • The Original Hit Song Countdown

    The Original Hit Song Countdown

    On this day in television history, Your Hit Parade began its prime-time run on NBC. A Number 10-to-Number 1 countdown of the week’s most popular

  • The Civil Rights Act: 50 Years Later

    The Civil Rights Act: 50 Years Later

    The Civil Rights Act, signed into law 50 years ago this July 2, outlawed discrimination in America based on race, color, religion, sex, or national

  • Revolutionary Peabodys

    Revolutionary Peabodys

    By all means break out your stars and stripes. Lay in a supply of firecrackers and sparklers as well. But if you really want to

  • Unconventional TV Shows: The Early Years

    Unconventional TV Shows: The Early Years

    If there were a dictionary or encyclopedia entry for “unconventional television shows,’ the up-to-date illustration would have to be a frame grab from Louie, comedian

  • Unconventional TV Shows: The Later Years

    Unconventional TV Shows: The Later Years

    Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976-77) A parody of daytime soaps like As the World Turns, it moved, by design, as slowly

  • An Early Frost - AIDS Goes Primetime

    An Early Frost - AIDS Goes Primetime

    In 1985, when Ronald Reagan was beginning his second term as President, Randy Shilts was still researching his exhaustive book (And the Band Played On)

  • Pivot Turns Peabody Ceremony Into Special TV - Sunday, June 1 at 9pm

    Pivot Turns Peabody Ceremony Into Special TV - Sunday, June 1 at 9pm

    Pivot, a cable and online network, will be televising a condensed, impressionistic version of our May 19 Peabody Awards ceremony on Sunday, June 1, at

  • The Political Drama: From The West Wing to Scandal

    The Political Drama: From The West Wing to Scandal

    NBC’s fall schedule, unveiled this week, includes a new political drama, State of Affairs, that will star Katherine Heigl as a CIA analyst responsible for

  • Peabody Moments: What Makes the Ceremony Special

    Peabody Moments: What Makes the Ceremony Special

    I’ll never forget the time George Foster Peabody made Jon Stewart cry. Well, in manner of speaking. It was back in May

  • Hill Street Blues: A Cop Show for the Ages

    Hill Street Blues: A Cop Show for the Ages

    On Hill Street Blues, Sgt. Phil Esterhaus’ roll-call watchwords —“Hey, let’s be careful out there” – became a catch phrase for the nation. Luckily for

  • Mickey Rooney R.I.P.

    Mickey Rooney R.I.P.

    Actor Mickey Rooney, who died Sunday at the age of 93, was most famous for his Andy Hardy comedies in the 1930s and 1940s and

  • Shockingly

    Shockingly "Good": The Good Wife's Twist

    In hindsight, you can see it coming a mile away. The opening tease of Sunday’s episode of CBS’s Peabody-winning drama The Good Wife focused primarily

  • John, Paul, George Foster Peabody & Ringo

    John, Paul, George Foster Peabody & Ringo

    Listen, do you want to know a secret? It won’t be long (yeah, yeah) ’til the University of Georgia’s George Foster Peabody Awards and the

  • Former Time Inc. Editor-in-Chief to deliver 2014 Smithgall lecture

    Former Time Inc. Editor-in-Chief to deliver 2014 Smithgall lecture

    UGA alumnus John Huey to speak on “The Media and Public Life” ATHENS, Ga. – The Peabody Awards will present its fifth

  • Waiting for the Flood

    Waiting for the Flood

    The floodgates are about to open. The deadline for entering calendar-year 2013 programs in the Peabody Awards competition is Wednesday, January 15, and if history

  • Those '70s Shows

    Those '70s Shows

    In the 1970s, television caught up with the ’60s. While the times were a changing at warp speed in the decade of

  • The Truth About Christmas

    The Truth About Christmas

    Edith Ann’s Christmas (Just Say Noël) has not become evergreen TV like A Charlie Brown Christmas, which has been popping up in prime time once

  • Amahl for All Seasons

    Amahl for All Seasons

    Only a handful of Christmas specials have been honored with Peabody Awards over the decades, among them A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) and A Christmas

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