The 2013 Peabody Awards for excellence in entertainment, broadcast journalism and electronic media were announced today, with HBO’s “Girls,” “Game Change” and documentary “Marina Abramovich: The Artist Is Present,” along with the BBC’s “Doctor Who,” all taking honors.
Here’s the full list of film, TV and broadcast winners, with the radio winners here:
“D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List”
The comic’s hourlong special took on the question of whether
black men should be on the endangered species list.
A TV movie that examined John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin
as running mate.
The show by Lena Dunham that explores the lives of young
women (and young men) in New York.
Louis C.K.’s groundbreaking comedy that defies
A cop show set in LA that is full of vivid characters and
“Switched at Birth”
This ABC Family soap tells the story of two very different
families while allowing its audience to explore the nuances of deaf culture.
For those who keep track of time (and Time Lords), it’s the
classic sci-fi show’s 50th anniversary.
Michaels is the executive producer and all-around guru of
“Saturday Night Live,” “30 Rock,” “Portlandia”
and many other comedic ventures in television and film.
The “Up” series of documentaries (“7
Up,” “14 Up,” “21 Up,” etc.) by Michael Apted
This series of television documentaries, which check in on a
cross-section of English men and women every seven years, have been enormously
influential for several decades.
News, Education & Documentary Winners:
Breaking News: Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary
The local West Hartford’s station’s coverage of the tragedy.
CNN’s Coverage Inside Syria and Homs
The cable news channel’s reports from inside war-torn Syria.
“Deception at Duke”
This story, which details a medical breakthrough that proved
to be too good to be true, is available in its entirety here.
An engaging show about design that is aimed at young
This British TV program wins for two documentaries it
broadcast in 2012: “The Other Side of Jimmy Savile” and “Banaz:
An Honour Killing.”
“Ford Escape: Exposing a Deadly Defect”
A Phoenix station’s coverage of a serious problem in two
different cars led to national action.
“Investigating the Fire”
A Denver TV station’s meticulous reconstruction of
everything that went wrong before, during and after a controlled burn that went
awry and took several lives.
“Investigating the IRS”
An Indianapolis’ station’s coverage of a surprising (and
costly) tax loophole that is used nationwide.
“Joy in the Congo”
This uplifting story about an African symphony is available
in its entirety here.
“The Loving Story”
A documentary about an interracial couple who married in
1958 and whose legal odyssey took them to the Supreme Court.
“Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present”
An illuminating portrait of the performance artist and her
recent MoMA show.
“MLK: The Assassination Tapes”
An assemblage of local Memphis news reports, interviews and
radio pieces recorded before and after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther
“Rapido y Furioso” (“Fast and Furious”)
A thorough examination of the controversial Fast and
Furious/”gunwalking” program as seen through the eyes of Mexicans who
endured its consequences.
“Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel”
A well-regarded program that airs sports news, features and
“Reel Time: Salat (Bone Dry)”
A documentary from the Philippines that takes viewers inside
the lives of an impoverished young girl and her family.
A series of pieces documenting Robin Roberts’ illness,
treatment and recovery, as well as her efforts to publicize bone-marrow
“Russia, Putin and the West”
Brook Lapping Productions/National Geographic Channel
An in-depth recounting of Vladimir Putin’s rise to power and
his relationships with former Soviet-bloc nations, Russia’s citizens and
A thorough and timely collection of law resources and
coverage of the Supreme Court.
“Sheikh Jarrah, My Neighborhood”
A documentary about a young boy who is evicted from his home
in East Jerusalem, but who finds an unexpected ally.
“Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek”
The New York Times
An in-depth and innovative examination of an accident that
killed or injured several skiers.
“Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields: War Crimes
A documentary presenting evidence of atrocities committed in
Sri Lanka near the end of the country’s civil war. It can be viewed in its
entirety here (registration required).
An up-close look at the life of a Tibetan herder and the
choices he and his family face.
The network’s coverage of the devastating storm that hit the
“Under Fire: Journalists in Combat”
JUF Pictures; aired in the US on Documentary Channel
A documentary about reporters and photographers on the front
lines of combat and other dangerous situations (this film is on Netflix and
A series of eight documentaries on wealth, poverty and the
attempts to bridge the gap between the two. The documentaries are: “Solar
Mamas” (directed by Mona Eldaief & Jehane Noujaim), “Welcome to
the World” (Brian Hill), “Poor Us: An Animated History” (Ben
Lewis), “Park Avenue” (Alex Gibney), “Land Rush” (Hugo
Berkeley & Osvalde Lewat), “Give Us the Money” (Bosse Lindquist),
“Stealing Africa” (Christoffer Guldbrandsen) and “Education,
Education” (Weijun Chen). The documentaries are available in full here.