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  • Peabody Launches New East Coast Board of Directors

    Peabody Launches New East Coast Board of Directors

    Peabody has established an East Coast division to its board of directors, a group of prominent media industry leaders who provide support for the organization's

  • Entertainment & Children's Winners Named

    Entertainment & Children's Winners Named

    The Peabody Board of Jurors revealed today nine Entertainment winners and a Children's winner for programs released in 2018. The honorees include a children's superhero

  • Spotlight on the Best Storytelling of 2018

    Spotlight on the Best Storytelling of 2018

    The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors has announced the 60 nominees that represent the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during

  • Peabody Conversations: Better Things

    Peabody Conversations: Better Things

    "One of the things I learned through years of being a mom—and I've been a mom for 20 years now—is that when other moms and

  • Peabody Conversations: Atlanta

    Peabody Conversations: Atlanta

    "Being black is the best thing to have because we can really find a way to make humor out of everything that has really tried

  • Peabody Conversations: Adventure Time

    Peabody Conversations: Adventure Time

    "We like to laugh," says Pendleton Ward, creator of Adventure Time. "We try to dig deep; heartbreaking humanity makes us laugh, right? That's how we’re

  • Injured Heroes, Broken Promises
    Injured Heroes, Broken Promises

    Nominee A yearlong investigation uncovered hundreds of complaints from active duty U.S. Army soldiers describing mistreatment, harassment, and verbal abuse from commanders of Army Warrior...

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  • Wild Kratts
    Wild Kratts

    Nominee Brothers Chris and Martin Kratt travel the globe in this animated comedy adventure series where they meet and rescue amazing animals by activating their...

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  • VEEP
    VEEP

    Nominee With Selina Meyer now President of the United States, she and her staff must grapple with how to make her seem more presidential on...

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  • The Cosby Accusers Speak
    The Cosby Accusers Speak

    Nominee Twenty-seven women who publicly accused Bill Cosby of drugging and assaulting them were brought together to share their experiences, pain, and anger in an...

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  • 60 Minutes: The Death Penalty in America
    60 Minutes: The Death Penalty in America

    Nominee Two-part series examining the death penalty in America exposes flaws in the legal system that led to innocent people being on death row, and...

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  • 60 Minutes: A Crime Against Humanity
    60 Minutes: A Crime Against Humanity

    Nominee The devastation of chemical warfare is at the forefront of this Scott Pelley report on the August 21, 2013 sarin gas attacks that killed...

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  • Independent Lens: Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People
    Independent Lens: Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

    Nominee A documentary exploring the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African-Americans from slavery to the present, through images...

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  • Independent Lens: 1971
    Independent Lens: 1971

    Nominee The story behind ordinary citizens who risked everything to uncover FBI abuse in 1971 explores the line between law enforcement and spying, accountability and...

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  • Growing Up Trans
    Growing Up Trans

    Nominee An intimate and eye-opening journey inside a new frontier for transgender children, exploring the medical possibilities, struggles, and choices they and their families face...

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  • Gravity Falls
    Gravity Falls

    
Nominee Twelve-year-old twins Dipper and Mabel Pines spend summer vacation with their Great Uncle Stan Pines, unraveling local mysteries in the fictitious town of Gravity...

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  • Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me
    Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me

    Nominee A documentary highlighting the musical talent and legacy of Glen Campbell during his "Goodbye Tour" also raises awareness through its honest retelling of his...

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  • Get Real: Heart of the Haze
    Get Real: Heart of the Haze

    Nominee An investigative report on forest fires in Indonesia that combined with record levels of pollution created a toxic health risk for people in an...

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  • Fargo
    Fargo

    Nominee The second season of the midwestern "true crime" drama follows a young State Trooper as he investigates a case involving a local crime gang,...

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  • Book of Negroes
    Book of Negroes

    Nominee The epic story of Aminata Diallo, a young girl abducted from her West African village, and her decades-long journey from enslavement to freedom....

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  • 100 Women
    100 Women

    Nominee Multimedia, multilingual content aims to shine a light on challenges that face many women around the globe....

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  • The White Helmets
    The White Helmets

    Nominee A report on Syria’s volunteer search and rescue teams pulling life out of bombed out buildings....

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  • This Is Us
    This Is Us

    Nominee A modern dramedy that challenges everyday presumptions and stereotypes....

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  • Cleverman
    Cleverman

    Nominee A young man in denial of his culture and estranged from his family becomes an unexpected hero with the power to unite two disparate...

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  • American Crime
    American Crime

    Nominee Issues of sexual orientation and socioeconomic disparity come to a roil when lurid photos of a high school boy are posted on social media...

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  • News, Radio/Podcast, & Public Service Winners Named

    News, Radio/Podcast, & Public Service Winners Named

    The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors revealed today winners in News, Radio/Podcast, and Public Service, rounding out the Peabody 30 for programs released in 2017.

  • Operation Deep Freeze
    Operation Deep Freeze

    When Charles Swinney was dying of cancer, his soon-to-be widow made a telephone call to the investigative unit of WEWS-TV in Cleveland, Ohio. She informed...

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  • The Peabody 30: Award Winners for 2016

    The Peabody 30: Award Winners for 2016

    2016 Peabody Award Winners

  • Horace and Pete
    Horace and Pete

    Horace and Pete is a true original, a melding of contemporary politics and serialized storytelling with a throwback approach to in-studio drama harkening back to...

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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

  • Institutional Award: National Educational Television (NET) for Excellence in Educational Television Programming
    Institutional Award: National Educational Television (NET) for Excellence in Educational Television Programming

    A special Peabody Award is richly deserved by the National Educational Television Network and its producing stations for swimming valiantly against the current which seems...

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  • Peabody launches Media Center

    Peabody launches Media Center

    Peabody is launching the Peabody Media Center, a scholarly research center and digital media production arm of the prestigious Peabody Awards. The announcement was made

  • Peabody Conversations: Going Clear

    Peabody Conversations: Going Clear

    "There's this very pernicious silencing of the press that happens around the Church of Scientology, and a lot of people are afraid to speak," says

  • Peabody Conversations: Night Will Fall

    Peabody Conversations: Night Will Fall

    "Our film tells the importance of storytelling and adhering to the truth," explains Sally Angel, producer of Night Will Fall, with director André Singer after

  • Peabody Conversations: Katie Morag

    Peabody Conversations: Katie Morag

    Executive producer Lindy Cameron, director Donald Coutts, lead writer Sergio Casci and star Cherry Campbell discuss the high stakes involved in adapting Katie Morag from

  • Peabody Conversations: Transparent

    Peabody Conversations: Transparent

    Jill Soloway discusses the issues and family struggles that are brought to life in Transparent. This interview was recorded backstage at the Peabody Awards

  • Submission Window Announced for 76th Peabody Awards

    Submission Window Announced for 76th Peabody Awards

    The new submission period for Peabody Awards entries will open on October 13, 2016 and run through January 9, 2017. Entries made during

  • Peabody Conversations: Burning Questions

    Peabody Conversations: Burning Questions

    WTAE-TV Pittsburgh’s news director Justin Antoniotti and reporter Paul Van Osdol discuss Burning Questions, their Peabody Award-winning coverage of emergency response times from fire departments

  • Complete 75th Annual Peabody Awards (May 21, 2016)

    Complete 75th Annual Peabody Awards (May 21, 2016)

    33 recipients of the 75th Annual Peabody Awards were presented with awards on May 31, 2016 at Cipriani Wall Street® in New York City. The

  • The Peabody 30 - Complete Winner's List

    The Peabody 30 - Complete Winner's List

    2015 Peabody Award Winners

  • The 60 Peabody Finalists

    The 60 Peabody Finalists

    For the first time in its 75-year history, 60 finalists have been named by the Peabody Awards' Board of Jurors for 2015, from which a

  • American Experience: Freedom Summer
    American Experience: Freedom Summer

    In the sweltering summer of 1964, more than 700 volunteers from colleges all over America traveled to the Deep South to join organizers and black...

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  • COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey
    COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey

    The updated version of COSMOS had very big shoes to fill, given the historic goodwill toward Carl Sagan’s original production, a 1980 Peabody winner which...

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  • Individual Award: Sir David Attenborough
    Individual Award: Sir David Attenborough

    On the face of it, a personal award to an 89-year-old with a broadcasting career of more than 60 years behind him would seem valedictory,...

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  • Mad Men
    Mad Men

    A haze of cigarette smoke clouds the office. The sideboard is stocked with liquor and glasses. This is where the advertising men who inhabit Mad...

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  • Six by Sondheim
    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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  • The Story of Film: An Odyssey
    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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  • The Central Park Five
    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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  • Scandal
    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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  • American Masters: LENNONYC
    American Masters: LENNONYC

    A former Beatle born and raised in England might seem unqualified for an American Masters profile, but LENNONYC justifies the choice. Michael Epstein’s documentary quickly...

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