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Seitan Worshipper: "Yahoo - Ed Bradley Among Top Peabody Winners"

We miss you, Ed

Thanks to Seitan Worshipper for this great find!

Both Steve & I admire the late Mr. Bradley's work, and in Steve's
honor - and because the Duke University rape case was such a *hot
*topic on these very boards, I'm sending this for consideration for

Ed Bradley Among Top Peabody Winners

ATLANTA - One of the late Ed Bradley's final "60 Minutes" stories was
among 35 Peabody Award winners announced Wednesday.

Bradley, the pioneering black CBS journalist who died of leukemia
last November, won for an examination of the Duke University rape
case. A rare "institutional award" went to National Public Radio's
StoryCorps project, which let people record oral histories on a
variety of subjects in booths that tour the country. Edited versions
are broadcast regularly on NPR, and the full recordings are in the
Library of Congress.

The 66th annual George Foster Peabody awards for broadcasting
excellence were announced by the University of Georgia in Athens.
They are to be handed out at a June 4 ceremony in New York hosted by
sportscaster Bob Costas.

Hurricane Katrina coverage made it into the awards again, with HBO
receiving one for Spike Lee's documentary "When the Levees Broke: A
Requiem in Four Acts," about New Orleans life after the disaster.
Last year two Gulf Coast stations that stayed on the air throughout
Katrina won Peabodys, along with CNN and NBC for coverage of the


Nice to see Spike Lee's work recognized.

...First-time Peabody winners include the Cartoon Network for "Return
of the King" and an installment of the animated series "Boondocks"...

Give it up for Uncle Ruckus!

...Local television stations in St. Louis, Indianapolis, and New
Haven, Conn., won awards. New Haven's WTNH-TV won for its "Defective
Parts on Blackhawk Helicopters," which resulted in a corporate shake
up at the nearby Sikorsky Aircraft plant.

Indianapolis' WISH-TV won for "Command Mistake," which looked at the
inadequate protective padding being put into U.S. Marine helmets.
WTHR-TV in Indianapolis also won for investigations "Prescription
Privacy" and "Cause for Alarm."

KMOV-TV in St. Louis won for "Left Behind: The Failure of East St.
Louis Schools," a series of 21 reports that uncovered widespread
nepotism by the school board and found violations of federal special-
education requirements....

- posted by Seitan Worshipper