ABC, NPR, WNYC Among Peabody Award Winners
March 27, 2013 at 12:55 PM (PT)
Winners of the 72nd annual GEORGE FOSTER PEABODY AWARDS were announced TODAY (3/27), and some radio programs were among the honorees.
ABC NEWS RADIO was honored as part of ABC NEWS for its coverage of Superstorm SANDY and for "ROBIN'S JOURNEY," the series of reports on radio and TV chronicling "GOOD MORNING AMERICA" co-host ROBIN ROBERTS' battle with cancer.
NPR won PEABODYs for KELLY MCEVERS and DEBORAH AMOS' "SYRIA 2012" and "ALL THINGS CONSIDERED" feature "TEEN CONTENDER," a radio diary of an aspiring Olympian.
CHICAGO PUBLIC MEDIA noncommercial News-Talk WBEZ/CHICAGO's "THIS AMERICAN LIFE", along with PRO PUBLICA and FUNDACION MEPI, was honored for the episode "What Happened at DOS ERRES," the story of a child survivor of the 1982 Guatemalan civil war massacre of civilians in a small village who discovered that the man he thought was his father was actually the commander of the troops who killed most of the people in his village.
NEW YORK PUBLIC RADIO noncommercial News-Talk WNYC-A-F/NEW YORK won for a series of documentaries by MEDIA MECHANICS, “Inside the National Recording Registry,” featuring recordings named for the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS' registry (shared with PUBLIC RADIO INTERNATIONAL) and for LEONARD LOPATE's local talk show.
Other non-radio honorees ran the gamut from LORNE MICHAELS, the NEW YORK TIMES' web reporting of an avalanche, NBC affiliate WVIT-TV/HARTFORD's coverage of the SANDY HOOK shootings, and CNN's coverage of the unrest in SYRIA to "LOUIE," "SOUTHLAND," "REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL," and "DOCTOR WHO."
See a complete list of winners by clicking here.