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  • 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

  • Institutional Award: Sesame Street
    Institutional Award: Sesame Street

    Today's Institutional Peabody Award was brought to you by the number 50, for 50 years of Sesame Street educating and entertaining children in the U.S...

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  • 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

  • Back of the Class
    Back of the Class

    In this multipart investigation, reporters Susannah Frame and Taylor Mirfendereski reveal the stunning failures of Washington public schools to provide support and services for students...

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  • $2 Tests: Bad Arrests
    $2 Tests: Bad Arrests

    Reporter Randy Travis delves into the reliability of drug-testing kits, known as "$2 Tests," used by police in metro Atlanta as a quick, cheap way...

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  • The Plastic Problem
    The Plastic Problem

    In The Plastic Problem, PBS NewsHour correspondents Jeffrey Brown, Amna Nawaz, and Paul Solman take an in-depth look at how our dependence on plastic is affecting ecosystems...

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  • Spartan Silence: Crisis at Michigan State
    Spartan Silence: Crisis at Michigan State

    Sexual assault, in recent years, has been referred to more broadly as "rape culture," precisely because sexual violence doesn’t exist in a vacuum—it is ultimately...

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  • Separated: Children at the Border
    Separated: Children at the Border

    The U.S. government's decision to separate migrant children from their parents in processing centers proved to be one of the year's biggest stories. Many journalists...

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  • Nima Elbagir: Human Rights Reporting
    Nima Elbagir: Human Rights Reporting

    Nominee In the past year, Nima Elbagir has continued to break ground in her coverage of human rights abuses in some of the world's...

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  • NewsChannel 5 Investigates: Toxic School Water
    NewsChannel 5 Investigates: Toxic School Water

    Nominee A yearlong investigation about lead-contaminated water inside Nashville schools exposed a scandal that would make national news and result in a new law...

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  • Inside Yemen
    Inside Yemen

    Nominee Special correspondents Jane Ferguson and Marcia Biggs traveled at great personal risk to report on both sides of the conflict in Yemen, providing...

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  • CBS News Special: 39 Days
    CBS News Special: 39 Days

    Nominee Documentary follows the timeline of the tumultuous events from the first day of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to the...

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  • Cambridge Analytica
    Cambridge Analytica

    Coordinated with The Guardian and The New York Times, Channel 4's exposé of Cambridge Analytica played a key role in showing us all how very...

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  • Steven Universe
    Steven Universe

    The title song of Steven Universe, Rebecca Sugar's earnest fantasy epic, reassures regular viewers that "We're the Crystal Gems. We will always save the day. And...

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  • POV: Survivors
    POV: Survivors

    Nominee Filmmaker Arthur Pratt takes viewers to the communities of Sierra Leone during the 2014 Ebola outbreak to highlight a few of the unsung...

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  • POV: The Apology
    POV: The Apology

    The Apology follows the personal journeys of three former "comfort women" who were among the 200,000 girls and young women kidnapped and forced into military...

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  • POV: QUEST: A Portrait of an American Family
    POV: QUEST: A Portrait of an American Family

    Nominee Director Jonathan Olshefski spent nearly a decade chronicling the daily triumphs and tragedies of the Raineys, a working class African-American family in North...

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  • Minding the Gap
    Minding the Gap

    In Minding the Gap, director Bing Liu pulls off a remarkable feat of cinematic sleight of hand. What at first appears to be a film...

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  • Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart
    Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

    A magnificent tribute to Lorraine Hansberry's life and career as an essayist, journalist and playwright, and fearless advocate for social justice, the American Masters documentary...

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  • Independent Lens: THE JUDGE
    Independent Lens: THE JUDGE

    Filmmaker Erika Cohn chronicles the day-to-day challenges of the Middle East's first female Sharia law judge in the illuminating and dynamic documentary, Independent Lens: The...

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  • Independent Lens: I Am Not Your Negro
    Independent Lens: I Am Not Your Negro

    Nominee A film treatment of James Baldwin's unfinished project about the lives and successive assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King,...

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  • Independent Lens: DOLORES
    Independent Lens: DOLORES

    Peter Bratt's exhilarating portrait of activist and community organizer Dolores Huerta serves as a timely reminder of the power of collective action in service of...

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  • I Am Evidence
    I Am Evidence

    Nominee The exploration of the alarming number of untested rape kits in the United States through a character-driven narrative brings much-needed attention to how...

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  • Blue Planet II
    Blue Planet II

    Nominee A view of our oceans using the latest diving and submarine technologies reveals we have more in common with, and are more connected...

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  • A Dangerous Son
    A Dangerous Son

    Filmmaker Liz Garbus' powerful documentary, A Dangerous Son, focuses on three children with serious mental disorders and the struggles of their parents to manage not...

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  • 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: 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

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

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