Something to Get Excited About

In this year of so much gloom and doom, join me in taking a moment to celebrate broadcasting excellence.

Complete list of 2008 Peabody Award winners for broadcasting excellence in news and entertainment: (via AP)

“Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony” (NBC and Zhang Yimou)

“This American Life: The Giant Pool of Money” (Public Radio International) “Chicago Public Radio’s This American Life” National Public Radio, News Division

“Coverage of 2008 Presidential Primary Campaigns and Debates” (CNN)

“Entourage” (HBO)

“Depression: Out of the Shadows” (PBS), Twin Cities Public Television and WGBH Boston

“The New York Times” Web site (http://www.nytimes.com)

“Black Magic” (ESPN), ESPN Films in association with Shoot the Moon Productions

“Jungle Fish” (KBS 2TV), Korean Broadcasting System

“China: The Earthquake of Chengdu” (National Public Radio)

“NOAH Housing Program Investigation” (WWL-TV, New Orleans)
The list continues on next page.
“Hopkins” (ABC News)

“Saturday Night Live Political Satire, 2008” (NBC), in association with NBC Universal Studios

“John Adams” (HBO), Playtone in association with HBO Films

“Hear and Now” (HBO), in association with Vermillion Films, Inc.

“Washington Week with Gwen Ifill” (PBS & pbs.org/washingtonweek), WETA-TV, Washington, DC

“Independent Lens: King Corn” (PBS), Mosaic Films, Independent Television Service (ITVS), Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)

“Breaking Bad” (AMC), Sony Pictures Television, High Bridge Productions, Gran Via Productions

“The Gates” (HBO), Maysles Films in association with HBO Documentary Films and CVJ

“The Red Race” (Shanghai TV Station), NDR Fernsehen, Shanghai Media Group

“36 Years in Solitary: Murder, Death and Justice on Angola” (NPR/All Things Considered)

“Avatar: The Last Air Bender” (NICK)

“Crossfire: Water, Power and Politics” (KLAS-TV, Las Vegas)

“Ape Genius” (PBS), NOVA, National Geographic Television, John Rubin Productions, Inc.

“CBS News 60 Minutes: Lifeline” (CBS)

“Lost” (ABC)

“Sichuan Earthquake Coverage” (Sichuan Television)

“Independent Lens: Mapping Stem Cell Research—Terra Incognita” (PBS), Kartemquin Educational Films, Independent Television Service (ITVS)

“P.O.V.: Campaign” (PBS)

“Failing the Children: Deadly Mistakes” (KMGH-TV, Denver)

“Richard Engel Reports: Tip of the Spear” (NBC), NBC Nightly News

“The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD Series,” The Metropolitan Opera Association

“Nanking” (HBO), A Ted Leonsis Production in association with HBO Documentary Films

“Hearst-Argyle Television: Commitment 2008” (Hearst-Argyle Stations)

“Onion News Network”(http://www.theonion.com), The Onion

“Turner Classic Movies” (TCM), Turner Broadcasting System Inc.

“YouTube” (http://www.youtube.com), YouTube, LLC

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