Peabody Awards/2009

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The 68th Annual Peabody Award winners were announced on March 31, 2010.

Winners

Radio and general online winners are not included as they are beyond the scope of this wiki for a complete list see the official list.
This wily, witty comedy puts quirky, contemporary twists in family ties but maintains an old-fashioned heart.
As this fascinating, often funny interview attests, the Scottish-born Ferguson has made late-night television safe again for ideas.
The who, where, what, why and how of Asia's culinary staple, rolled into one visually delicious hour.
A powerful documentary shot in the hollows and house trailers of Appalachia reminds us that not all critical problems lie in "developing" nations.
A nightly newscast like none the United States has ever had, it places our actions and concerns in a global context.
Steve Kroft's report addressed inconvenient truths about the cost of end-of-life medical care with courage and compassion.
A beautiful documentary about the art of paper folding, it makes you gasp at the possibilities -- of paper and of human creativity.
Dependably tuneful and entertaining, the musical dramedy that revolves around the motley members of a high-school choral club hit especially high notes with episodes such as "Wheels," about the daily struggles of a wheelchair-bound singer.
With tales of drug-dealing MDs in Florida and Appalachian "pill-billies," the documentary makes clear the enormity of the prescription-drug epidemic.
Giving new meaning to the phrase "theater of the mind," this fictional series of psychiatrist-patient one-on-one's is the very essence of drama.
Digging into the lives and machinations of the first family of Los Angeles newspapers, documentary filmmaker Peter Jones finds drama enough for several feature films.
Alexander McCall Smith's best-selling novels about Precious Ramotswe, an African detective, come vividly to life in this groundbreaking series, shot on location in Botswana.
Alarming and then some, Steve Kroft's survey of cyber-threats to America's infrastructure made it clear the siege is on and questioned our readiness to defend.
In this five-hour documentary series, the struggles of Newark's young mayor and other citizens trying to resurrect their blighted communities are sociologically instructive and dramatically compelling.
Taking its title from the last of three legendary heavyweight bouts between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, the documentary pulls no punches and lays bare misconceptions about their rivalry.
The documentary takes viewers into the very heart of Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme, explaining how and why it worked for so long.
Condemning deplorable conditions while celebrating neighborly valor and ingenuity, the report shows how people in a poor village carry their sick and injured over dangerous terrain to distant medical care using "ambulances on foot."
Margaret Brown's exploration of two Mardi Gras traditions in Mobile, Ala., one white, one black, is highly original, moving and insightful.
A spectacular, epic documentary that explains in fascinating, sometimes startling detail how the West and Iran arrived at the present standoff, it's imminently watchable and historically invaluable.
This intensely dramatic film, focused on secret negotiations at an English country estate -- talks that helped to end apartheid in South Africa -- offers a lesson in the possibilities of peaceful conflict resolution.
The Hong Kong-based news organization noted the anniversary of the terrible Sichuan quake with respect for the victims and their families and hard questions about the substandard construction that worsened the death toll.
  • BART Shooting - KTVU-TV, Oakland, CA
KTVU's quick response to a train-station altercation that ended in a fatal shooting gave its reporters an edge, but it was their persistent digging afterwards that revealed serious, systematic problems in the Bay Area Rapid Transit police's tactics.
A retrospective of Robbins' life and work illustrated with dazzling performance clips and annotated with comments from noted ballet and Broadway colleagues, this brilliant documentary captured the legendary director/choreographer's "dark genius."
  • Chronicle: Paul's Gift - WYFF-TV, Greenville, SC
Simple, ingenious and effective, this public-service special followed the donated organs of an accident victim to a variety of recipients, showing their joy and gratitude, thus boosting a most worthy cause.
  • Under Fire: Discrimination and Corruption in the Texas National Guard - KHOU-TV, Houston, TX
Dogged work by the Houston station's investigative reporters found such blatant discriminatory treatment of female soldiers that three top Texas Guard generals were fired and a new commanding officer was appointed.
  • Derrion Albert Beating - WFLD-TV, Chicago, IL
WFLD got national attention with horrifying video it obtained of the beating death of an honor student just blocks from his Chicago high school, but the greater feat was its comprehensive follow-up coverage of the suspects, the legal process and prevalence of similar violence.
Correspondent Lyse Doucet trekked deep into Afghanistan's rugged Badakshan province to document conditions that give it the worst recorded rate of maternal mortality in the world.
  • Up in Smoke - KCET-TV, Los Angeles, CA
Lively, eye-opening coverage by KCET's "SoCal Connected" included a revelation that there are now more legal, medical-marijuana dispensaries in the city than Starbucks franchises, and a rare look at the "Cannabis Cowboys," an elite police team of pot-farm eradicators.