66th Annual Peabody Awards Call for Entries

Oct 17, 2006, 01:00 ET from Peabody Awards

    ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The George Foster Peabody Awards'
 66th annual search for excellence in electronic media has begun. More than
 100,000 "Call for Entries" alerts have been mailed worldwide, supplemented
 by ads in media-industry publications. Original broadcast, cablecast and
 webcast programs presented in 2006 are eligible. The entry deadline is
 January 17, 2007. Entrants may apply online at: www.Peabody.Uga.Edu.
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     The Peabody Awards, established in 1940 and administered by UGA's Grady
 College of Journalism and Mass Communication, are the oldest honor in
 television and radio. Today the Peabody recognizes distinguished
 achievement and meritorious public service by TV and radio stations,
 networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web.
     Winners of the 65th Annual Peabody Awards, which were emceed by
 news-satirist Jon Stewart at New York's Waldorf=Astoria Hotel, ranged from
 FX's bruising police drama "The Shield" to Comedy Central's irreverent
 "South Park" to CNN, NBC News and TV stations WWL in New Orleans and WLOX
 in Biloxi, Mississippi, each for exceptional coverage of Hurricane Katrina
 and its aftermath. International winners included "China: A Million Steps
 Ahead," produced by Madrid's TVE, and CBC Radio's "The Wire: The Impact of
 Electricity on Music." HBO, PBS and the BBC all won multiple awards.
     The Peabody Award, considered the most selective and prestigious honor
 for electronic media programming, is unique in that there are no categories
 for entry or nominations. Entries are judged by a 15-member Board that
 includes television critics, industry practitioners, scholars and experts
 in culture and fine arts.
     For further information regarding the Peabody Awards or to request an
 entry form, call (706) 542-3787, e-mail the Peabody office at
 peabody@arches.uga.edu, or visit the Peabody web site at
     Contact: Noel W. Holston, (706) 542-8983, nholston@uga.edu

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