NPR Among Peabody Award Winners
April 4, 2012 at 8:44 AM (PT)
The winners of the 71st annual GEORGE FOSTER PEABODY AWARDS have been announced by the UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA's GRADY COLLEGE OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS, and among the winners are NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, the BBC, CNN, ABC NEWS, and CBS NEWS.
NPR won three awards, one for "Native Foster Care: Lost Children, Shattered Families," another for LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO's coverage of the Arab Spring, and one for "StoryCorps 9/11." CNN won for its Arab Spring reporting, "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute." The BBC's website was honored, and FAREED ZAKARIA's specials on education and IRAN.
Among other winners were the TED conference website, AL JAZEERA's Arab Spring coverage, PBS' "American Experience" and "POV: My Perestroika," COMEDY CENTRAL's "THE COLBERT REPORT" for its Super PAC segments, SHOWTIME's "HOMELAND," HBO's "GAME OF THRONES" and "TREME," NBC's "PARKS AND RECREATION," the syndicated "JEOPARDY!," and IFC's "PORTLANDIA."
"The range of the PEABODY AWARDS' search for excellence has never been wider or deeper than this year," said awards Director HORACE NEWCOMB. "Local news organizations covered stories with international import as well as those significant within their communities. Documentaries and news reports on issues missed or overlooked by big organizations were available on websites. Comedians engaged in political actions. Radio proved again the power of the individual human voice. Drama took on issues of power and control. Images of disaster appeared alongside images of hope and freedom."
The awards will be presented on MAY 21st at a luncheon in NEW YORK, hosted by Sir PATRICK STEWART.