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This story first appeared in the April 18 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. PBS, Tom Brokaw and … Scandal? The soapy ABC political thriller was a surprise among the 46 winners of the prestigious Peabody Award revealed April 2 by the University of Georgia. The series, starring Kerry Washington and inspired by the life of Washington fixer Judy Smith, was called "part West Wing and part Dynasty" by the awards committee, referring to its storylines involving election rigging, assassination attempts and adulterous affairs by both the U.S. president and first lady. Story: 'Scandal's' Tony Goldwyn Defends Fitz, Warns 'None

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