‘Portlandia’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ Among This Year’s Peabody Award Winners


The 38 winners of the 71st annual Peabody Awards were announced this morning, and among those being honored for being “the best in electronic media,” we were thrilled to see a bunch of great new TV shows (Portlandia, Game of Thrones, and Homeland) alongside longtime favorites like Parks and Rec, The Colbert Report, and of course, Jeopardy! The winners pool also includes CNN’s coverage of the Arab Spring, HBO’s gut wrenching documentary about the legacy of genocide in Rwanda, and PBS’ fascinating look into the life of Charles and Ray Eames, The Architect and the Painter. See the whole list of Peabody recipients after the jump, and give yourself a gold star for each of these programs that you’ve watched (or in some cases listened to) and enjoyed, you smartypants you.

Reporting of the Arab Spring including Worldwide Coverage: Egypt – Wave of Discontent and Uprising in Libya (CNN) TED.com (www.ted.com) American Experience (PBS) Native Foster Care: Lost Children, Shattered Families (NPR member stations) POV: My Perestroika (PBS) The Colbert Report – Super PAC Segments (Comedy Central) CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute (CNN, CNN International, CNN Espanol) StoryCorps 9/11 (NPR Morning Edition) BBC.com (BBC.com) Who Killed Chea Vichea? (KBDI Denver and other NETA stations) News Magazine: People’s Republic of Cheating and Misjudged Cases (TVB Jade Channel) Homeland (Showtime) Acting Up: Russia’s Civil Society (www.newyorker.com) and Gold’s Costly Dividend: The Porgera Joint Venture (www.hrw.org) Earth Made of Glass (HBO) Arab Spring from Egypt to Libya (NPR member stations) CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS: Interpretation and Commentary on Iran (CNN) Bhutto (PBS) Tremé (HBO) Portlandia (IFC) Their Crime, Your Dime (KING-TV) Somalia: Land of Anarchy (BBC1) Al Jazeera’s Coverage of the Arab Awakening (Al Jazeera English) Toxic Secrets (KPHO-TV) Rebirth (Showtime) Game of Thrones (HBO) CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley: Inside Syria (CBS) Parks and Recreation (NBC) Desert Underwater (KLAS-TV) Surviving the Tsunami (NHK) Operation Deep Freeze (WEWS-TV) American Masters: Charles and Ray Eames – The Architect and the Painter (PBS) A Year in the Clouds (PTS) ABC News Brian Ross Investigates: Peace Corps – A Trust Betrayed (ABC) On Location (www.globalpost.com) Intersexions (SABC 1) Austin City Limits (PBS) Jeopardy! (Syndicated)