Bryant Gumbel, Robin Roberts and D.L. Hughley Win Peabody Awards

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Bryant Gumbel on the set of “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel”

Robin Roberts’ ABC special about her bone marrow transplant and “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” were among the 39 winners of this year’s Peabody Awards honoring the best in electronic media in 2012.  The honorees were announced at a ceremony on the University of Georgia campus, but the awards won’t be handed out until a luncheon event in New York City on May 20.

Also awarded, Comedy Central’s “D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List,” an hourlong special on whether black men should be on the endangered species list; and the Smithsonian Channel’s “MLK: The Assassination Tapes,” which used rare footage collected at the University of Memphis in 1968, to relive the events leading up to the murder of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and its aftermath.

“Saturday Night Live” creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels was given a rare Individual Peabody, “because he’s the patron saint of satirical television comedy and, as one of his old co-conspirators would say, you’re not,” the organization said in a statement.

HBO’s “The Loving Story” also earned a Peabody. The documentary told the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple living in Virginia in the 1950s, and their landmark Supreme Court Case, Loving v. Virginia, that changed history.  ABC News also won an award for its coverage of Hurricane Sandy last fall, while a local news station in West Hartford, Conn., won an award for its coverage of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The awards will be presented during a ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City on May 20.  View the complete list of winners here.

article via eurweb.com

 

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