Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Modern Family, Frontline win Peabody Awards

THE GEORGE FOSTER PEABODY AWARDS were announced Wednesday.
The winners, chosen by the Peabody board as the best in electronic media for 2009, were named in a ceremony in the Peabody Gallery on the University of Georgia Campus.
Notable winners include the wonderful "Modern Family" on ABC, HBO's "Thrilla in Manilla," the Desmond Tutu installment of CBS’s “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” and (very deserving) “The Madoff Affair,” a “FRONTLINE” on the Ponzi scheme that cost investors $65 billion (see Madoff in photo).
From the Peabody news release:
Other entertainment programming recognized by the Peabody Board included “Glee,” Fox’s invigorating musical dramedy about the diverse members of a high-school choral club; “In Treatment,” HBO’s mesmerizing therapy-session drama; “The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency,” HBO’s charming series about a female private eye in Botswana; and “Endgame,” a PBS/Masterpiece film about secret negotiations that facilitated the end of apartheid in South Africa. A Peabody also went to “The Day That Lehman Died,” a riveting radio docudrama from the BBC World Service that reconstructed the frantic negotiations that preceded the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy filing that shook the financial world.
"A Personal Peabody was awarded to Diane Rehm, whose eponymously titled show on Washington, D.C.’s WAMU-FM and National Public Radio epitomizes vigorous, courteous political discourse."

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