New York -- Nine shows aired on seven cable networks were among 31
programs honored with "George Foster Peabody Awards" for public service at a
ceremony here Monday.
Home Box Office helped to raise cable's average, securing Peabodys for series
Six Feet Under and Def Poetry Jam and Winston Churchill biopic
The Gathering Storm. Showtime's Bang Bang You're Dead, an
acclaimed original film on gun violence in schools, also won a Peabody.
A Cable News Network Peabody was earned for Terror on Tape,
correspondent Nic Robertson's report on al Qaeda training practices.
Turner Network Television and Courtroom Television Network won for made-for
movie efforts -- TNT for Door to Door and Court TV for The
Interrogation of Michael Crowe.
ESPN won for documentary The Complete Angler, in which writer James
Prosek revisits streams fished by Izaak Walton, and
BBC America won for drama Almost Strangers.
A&E Network taped the ceremony and plans to televise it Sunday from 4
p.m. to 6 p.m., network spokeswoman Vicky Kahn said.
The Peabodys are administered by the University of
Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication (www.peabody.uga.edu).