69th Annual Peabody Winners Announced
March 31, 2010 at 7:45 AM (PT)
The UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA's GRADY COLLEGE OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION named the winners of its 69th Annual PEABODY AWARDS, and the radio winners included WAMU/WASHINGTON and NPR host DIANA REHM; NPR.ORG; WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING's "The Great Textbook War" documentary; the BBC WORLD SERVICE's "The Day That LEHMAN Died"; independent producer NANCY SOLOMON's "Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools Are Failing Black Students"; and NPR's "SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON: Covering AFGHANISTAN."
Among other winners were TV's "Modern Family," "Glee," "In Treatment," The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency," "The Late Late Show With CRAIG FERGUSON," and several more.
"Every year the PEABODY Board faces the daunting task of selecting examples of the most outstanding work in electronic media," said Director HORACE NEWCOMB. "Our work is made more difficult because every entry is selected by a producer, a studio, a network or cable channel as their best work of the previous year. We begin at the top and have to go even higher."
"To those who say all media content is the same, or presented from a single perspective, we offer this great range of material as a response," added NEWCOMB. "Our selections demonstrate that great work available in 2009 varied widely and appealed to viewers and listeners with very different tastes interests, and concerns."