Half-Dozen ‘Peabody Awards’ for Cable

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The University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism announced the winners of the "63rd Annual George Foster Peabody Awards" Wednesday.

Cable was represented by:

• Cinemax’s presentation of To Live Is Better Than to Die, a documentary that detailed the struggle of three children and their parents against the AIDS epidemic in rural China.

• Viacom Inc.’s, MTV Networks’ and the Kaiser Family Foundation’s "Fight for Your Rights: Protect Yourself Public Education Partnership," a global media campaign that included public-service announcements, broadcast and cable programming and print and online resources designed to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and how to avoid infection.

• Showtime’s Soldier’s Girl, a true story of an unlikely romance and its tragic consequences.

• Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer, for helping to teach Spanish phrases to its young audience.

• Home Box Office’s The Wire, in which cops and criminals face dilemmas where boundaries of right and wrong, honesty and dishonesty are continually blurred.

• BBC America’s The Office, a comedy about quirky situations that arise in a British business office.

Katie Couric, co-anchor of NBC’s Today and contributing anchor for Dateline NBC, will host the ceremony Monday, May 17, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.

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