The prestigious Peabody Awards announced individual and institutional award winners today, Tuesday, the first on a diverse list of 2014 honorees that will be revealed over the next two weeks.
Among the honorees, chosen for an institutional Peabody, is “Afropop Worldwide,” the long-running radio series and online magazine dedicated to music from Africa and the African diaspora, hosted by Georges Collinet, and produced by Sean Barlow, and distributed by PRI Public Radio International to over 115 stations in the U.S., as well as stations in Europe and Africa.
We’ve featured some of their content on this blog in the past.
Peabody recipients from the entertainment field will be announced live on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on April 16, during the broadcast’s 8:30-8:45 am segment.
News and radio winners will be announced on April 20 on the Peabody website, www.peabodyawards.com, as will winners in the areas of documentary, public service, education and children’s programming on April 23.
“The Peabodys are delighted this year to recognize two international icons, a pioneering natural history documentarian and a radio show that celebrates the global language of music,” said Jeffrey P. Jones, director of the awards program.
Winners of the 74th annual awards will be presented with their statuettes on May 31 at the first-ever nighttime, red-carpet Peabody Award ceremony. Fred Armisen, a Peabody winner for his work on “Saturday Night Live” and his series “Portlandia,” will host the gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Pivot TV will use the ceremony as the backbone of a 90-minute Peabody special that will premiere June 21.
The 18-member Peabody Board is a distinguished panel of television critics, industry practitioners and experts in culture and the arts. For more information regarding the Peabody Awards program, see www.peabodyawards.com or follow @PeabodyAwards.