2010 Peabody Awards Winners to Class Up Your Netflix Queue


The 70th annual Peabody Awards were announced this morning. Celebrating “the best in electronic media for the year 2010,” the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is celebrating a whopping 39 honorees this year. The pool ranges from critically acclaimed TV shows (Justified, The Good Wife, Men of a Certain Age) and great radio programming (including one of our favorites, The Moth Radio Hour) to CNN’s coverage of the Gulf oil spill, outstanding local news series, and a generous number of HBO and PBS specials. See the whole list of Peabody recipients after the jump, read more about them here (PDF), and resolve to watch (or listen to) something smart for a change.

Justified (FX) Great Performances: Macbeth (PBS) Coverage of the Gulf Oil Spill (CNN) Radiolab (WNYC-FM) The Pacific (HBO) Sherlock: A Study in Pink (PBS) Lucia’s Letter (WGCU-FM) LennonNYC (PBS) Burma VJ (HBO) Men of a Certain Age (TNT) Bitter Lessons (WFAA-TV) Trafficked: A Youth Radio Investigation (NPR/All Things Considered) Independent Lens: Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian (PBS) The Promised Land with Host Majora Carter (American Public Media Stations) Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals (HBO) Covering Pakistan: War, Flood and Social Issues (NPR ) Wonders of the Solar System with Brian Cox (Science Channel) Seeking Justice for Campus Rapes (NPR and npr.org) Degrassi: My Body Is a Cage (TeenNick) C-SPAN Video Library (cspan.org/videolibrary) My Lai (PBS) The Moth Radio Hour (Public Radio Stations) For Neda (HBO) Behind the Bail Bond System (NPR/All Things Considered and Morning) 12th & Delaware (HBO) Elia Kazan: A Letter to Elia (PBS) If God Is Willing and da Creek Don’t Rise (HBO) Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children (BBC Four) William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible (PBS) 30 for 30 (ESPN) POV: The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (PBS) Report on a New Generation of Migrant Workers in China (Phoenix InfoNews Channel) Reality Check: Where Are the Jobs? (WTHR-TV) Temple Grandin (HBO) The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today (WILL-TV) “The Cost of War: Traumatic Brain Injury; Coming Home a Different Person” (www.washingtonpost.com) Who Killed Doc? (KSTP-TV) The Wounded Patrol (PBS) The Good Wife (CBS)