WBZ, 'This American Life,' NPR, Center For Investigative Reporting Among Peabody Award Winners
April 2, 2014 at 6:28 AM (PT)
Four radio winners were among the honorees for the UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA GRADY COLLEGE OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS' 73rd Annual PEABODY AWARDS, announced TODAY (4/2) on CBS television's CBS THIS MORNING.
The radio winners were CBS RADIO News WBZ-A/BOSTON, along with its sister CBS O&O WBZ-TV, for coverage of the BOSTON MARATHON bombings; CHICAGO PUBLIC MEDIA News-Talk WBEZ/CHICAGO's "THIS AMERICAN LIFE" for its shows on CHICAGO's HARPER HIGH SCHOOL; NPR's "MORNING EDITION" and NPR NEWS for "The Race Card Project" series and website headed by MICHELLE NORRIS; and THE CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING's "Reveal: The VA’s Opiate Overload," distributed through PUBLIC RADIO EXCHANGE (PRX).
A record 46 recipients were announced, including TV series HOUSE OF CARDS, BREAKING BAD, SCANDAL, ORPHAN BLACK, BROADCHURCH, BORGEN, THE BRIDGE, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, and KEY AND PEELE; a YOUTUBE video made by UNIVERSITY OF OREGON students on "rape culture"; and ESPN and PBS' FRONTLINE's coverage of the head injury issue in football. NBC NEWS' TOM BROKAW will receive a personal PEABODY award.
Awards Director Dr. JEFFREY P. JONES said, “The quality of storytelling in electronic media continues to increase year-after-year, across platforms, producing organizations and nations. The unprecedented number of awards we gave this year reflects this fact. There simply are a larger number of stories that deserve our attention as citizens and consumers. And what a wonderfully rich and satisfying set of stories we’ve called attention to this year!”
The awards will be formally presented on MAY 19th at a NEW YORK luncheon, with "THIS AMERICAN LIFE" host/producer IRA GLASS as emcee. See the complete list of winners at www.peabodyawards.com.