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‘Serial,’ Vice, CNN, NBC News, MSNBC Among Peabody Award Winners

20 April 2015 9:31 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The American Public Media-backed podcast “Serial” became the first of its format to win one of the coveted Peabody Awards, which recognize excellence in television and radio.

Vice News, CNN, National Public Radio and Wnyc Radio all won two of the awards, which are based at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The winners in the Peabody’s news category are listed below, along with commentary from the organization as to why the award was granted. The Peabody Awards for documentary, public service, education, and children’s programming will be announced Thursday, April 23.

Betrayed by Silence (Mrp)

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This sobering investigative documentary took listeners inside the child sex-abuse scandal in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, uncovering among other things how the archbishop who headed of the committee that wrote the U.S. Catholic Church’s landmark abuse policy – the »

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