67th Annual Peabody Awards Winners Announced

April 2, 2008 – 2:49 PM

Thirty-five recipients of the 67th Annual Peabody Awards were announced today by the University of Georgia`s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The latest Peabody recipients reflect great diversity in content, genre and source of origination. Recipients included The Colbert Report, Comedy Central`s cable-news satire, and A Journey Across Afghanistan: Opium and Roses, a documentary from Bulgaria`s Balkan News Corporation (bTV). Whole Lotta Shakin, the Texas Heritage Music Foundation`s rollicking public-radio series chronicling the 1950s heyday of rockabilly music received the award, as did Univision`s Ya Es Hora, a public-service campaign that taught legal aliens how to apply for American citizenship.

For a full listing of this year’s award winners go to www.peabody.uga.edu.

All the programs that were entered and the winners from this year will come to the UGA Main Library and the Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection. To search through the 67 years of broadcast history at the Library see the Media Archives website http://www.libs.uga.edu/media/index.html and/or contact Ruta Abolins at 706-542-4757 or email abolins@uga.edu.

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