Thursday, May 31, 2012

Anderson Cooper, CNN & The Peabody Awards

Among prizes for electronic media – radio awards, television awards, interactive and new media awards – THE GEORGE FOSTER PEABODY AWARDS are considered the most prestigious. Founded in 1940, the Peabody is the also the oldest electronic media award in the world, recognizing excellence, distinguished achievement, and meritorious public service. The first radio awards were presented in 1941, for work completed in 1940. The first television awards were presented in 1948, the first cable television awards in 1981, and the first web site awards in 2003. Honoring content from large broadcast networks to tiny online outlets, from popular entertainment programs to independently produced documentaries, and all types in between, the Peabody Awards seek out “excellence on its own terms.” The awards are administered by the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Thirty-eight recipients of the 71st Annual Peabody Awards were presented with awards on May 21, 2012 at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York City. The winners were chosen by the Peabody board as the best in electronic media for the year 2011. Sir Patrick Stewart Emceed. Anderson was part of two of the three awards CNN received ~

CNN’s Reporting of the Arab Spring including Worldwide Coverage: Egypt –Wave of Discontent and Uprising in Libya (CNN)
With seasoned correspondents already stationed throughout the Middle East, CNN was prepared when revolution began to leap like wildfire across the region.

• CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute (CNN, CNN International, CNN Espanol)
The star-studded, televised tribute is the culmination of a year-long effort to identify and reward 10 people from around the world who’ve made truly significant differences in the lives of others.

AC360 Transcript
AC360 Podcast

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Vince said...


Anonymous said...

This is awesome news. Congratulations to Anderson and his team.

When I saw the headline I thought 'so that's where Anderson was last night' then I scrolled down and saw that this happened a few days ago.

Anderson looks good in a purple tie.


Anonymous said...

Yes, indeed. Anderson Cooper truly made a difference in the lives of others this year.
A real difference. Let's give him another Peabody.
For doing what exactly??