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First Peabody for a Web Site

Plaudits for retiring Moyers announced 4/04/2004 08:00:00 PM Eastern

Everyone's a Winner

Everyone's a Winner

Here are the recipients of this year's Peabody Awards, which will be presented at a luncheon May 17 in New York:

CBS News: 60 Minutes, "All In the Family"

NBC News: NBC Nightly News With Tom Brokaw, "A Question of Fairness"

KMGH Denver: "Honor and Betrayal: Scandal at the Academy"

KRON San Francisco: Beating the Odds

WCNC Charlotte, N.C.: Medicaid Centers Dental Investigation

KHOU Houston: "Evidence of Errors"

WESH Winter Park, Fla.: "Housing Investigation"

WEKU(FM) Lexington, Ky: Down to Earth Productions: Sisters in Pain

KSJN(FM)/Minnesota Public Radio: American Mavericks

PBS: The News Hour With Jim Lehrer, "Jobless Recovery: Non-Working Numbers"

PBS: MacNeil/Lehrer Productions WGBH Boston/Channel 4: Nova, "The Elegant Universe"

PBS, Independent Television Services, Zula Pearl Films, National Black Programming Consortium: P.O.V., "Flag Wars"

PBS, American Documentary Inc., Independent Television Service, National Black Programming Consortium: P.O.V., "Two Towns of Jasper"

PBS, WGBH Boston: American Experience, "The Murder of Emmett Till"

PBS, WGBH/Frontline, The New York Times, and Canadian Broadcasting Corp.: Frontline, "A Dangerous Business"

PBS, Thirteen/WNET New York: Great Performances, "Degas and the Dance"

ZDF German TV, Irish Film Board: Chavez: Inside the Coup

HBO: The Wire

Showtime: Soldier's Girl

BBC America: The Office

BBC2: Israel's Secret Weapon

Viacom/MTV, the Kaiser Family Foundation: Fight for Your Rights: Protect Yourself Public Education Partnership

Cinemax, Weijun Chen, TV2 Denmark: To Live Is Better Than To Die

Nickelodeon, MTV Networks: Dora the Explorer

TV Asahi Corp.: Mother Flew Away as a Kite

Transom.org: Atlantic Public Media

University of Memphis, Tenn.: Hoxie: The First Stand

Christian Frei Film Productions: War Photographer

Individual award: Bill Moyers

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Everyone's a Winner

For the first time in 63 years, a Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media is going to a Web site.

The site, Transom.org, run by Atlantic Public Media, Webcasts original radio productions and provides technical and creative information on how to create those productions. Peabody saluted it last week for "bringing new voices into the media mix."

The University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism announced the winners of the 29 awards, which include a career achievement award for PBS journalist Bill Moyers, who is set to retire later this year. The awards will be officially handed out during a May 17 luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria in New York.

The majority of the awards went to cable and noncommercial TV. There were only two broadcast network awards. One went to NBC News for Tom Brokaw's look at the University of Michigan's affirmative-action policy. The other went to CBS's 60 Minutes for a story on abuses by government contractors.

HBO took home three Peabodys, one for The Wire and two for documentaries War Photographer and To Live Is Better Than To Die, about HIV/AIDS in rural China.

Five local commercial TV stations were Peabody winners: KHOU Houston, for a story about crime lab errors that led to the convictions of innocent people; WESH Winter Park, Fla., for a piece about shoddy home construction; KMGH Denver, for its investigation of sexual assaults at the Air Force Academy; WCNC Charlotte, N.C., for the station's look at medical scams involving children; and KRON San Francisco, which helped raise over $2.3 million to send kids to college.

Everyone's a Winner

Everyone's a Winner

Here are the recipients of this year's Peabody Awards, which will be presented at a luncheon May 17 in New York:

CBS News: 60 Minutes, "All In the Family"

NBC News: NBC Nightly News With Tom Brokaw, "A Question of Fairness"

KMGH Denver: "Honor and Betrayal: Scandal at the Academy"

KRON San Francisco: Beating the Odds

WCNC Charlotte, N.C.: Medicaid Centers Dental Investigation

KHOU Houston: "Evidence of Errors"

WESH Winter Park, Fla.: "Housing Investigation"

WEKU(FM) Lexington, Ky: Down to Earth Productions: Sisters in Pain

KSJN(FM)/Minnesota Public Radio: American Mavericks

PBS: The News Hour With Jim Lehrer, "Jobless Recovery: Non-Working Numbers"

PBS: MacNeil/Lehrer Productions WGBH Boston/Channel 4: Nova, "The Elegant Universe"

PBS, Independent Television Services, Zula Pearl Films, National Black Programming Consortium: P.O.V., "Flag Wars"

PBS, American Documentary Inc., Independent Television Service, National Black Programming Consortium: P.O.V., "Two Towns of Jasper"

PBS, WGBH Boston: American Experience, "The Murder of Emmett Till"

PBS, WGBH/Frontline, The New York Times, and Canadian Broadcasting Corp.: Frontline, "A Dangerous Business"

PBS, Thirteen/WNET New York: Great Performances, "Degas and the Dance"

ZDF German TV, Irish Film Board: Chavez: Inside the Coup

HBO: The Wire

Showtime: Soldier's Girl

BBC America: The Office

BBC2: Israel's Secret Weapon

Viacom/MTV, the Kaiser Family Foundation: Fight for Your Rights: Protect Yourself Public Education Partnership

Cinemax, Weijun Chen, TV2 Denmark: To Live Is Better Than To Die

Nickelodeon, MTV Networks: Dora the Explorer

TV Asahi Corp.: Mother Flew Away as a Kite

Transom.org: Atlantic Public Media

University of Memphis, Tenn.: Hoxie: The First Stand

Christian Frei Film Productions: War Photographer

Individual award: Bill Moyers

 

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