“Why Poverty,” Jimmy Savile doc among Peabody winners

The documentary projects are among the 39 recipients of honors for the 72nd annual Peabody Awards, chosen to represent the best in electronic media for 2012.
March 27, 2013

The eight-film ‘Why Poverty?’ project, ITV’s explosive The Other Side of Jimmy Savile exposé, and HBO’s Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present are among the documentary honorees for the 72nd annual Peabody Awards.

The full list of honorees, announced today by the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, was chosen by the Peabody board as representing the best in electronic media for the year 2012.

The awards will be formally presented at a luncheon ceremony on May 20 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York.

The documentary honorees, with credits supplied by the Peabody Awards, are as follows:

Under Fire: Journalists in Combat (Documentary Channel HD)

JUF Pictures Inc., Documentary Channel, Canada

‘Why Poverty?’ (PBS)

Steps International

MLK: The Assassination Tapes (Smithsonian Channel)

1895 Films for Smithsonian Channel

‘Reel Time’: Salat (Bone Dry) (GMA News TV)

GMA Network Inc. (GMA News TV)

Sheikh Jarrah, My Neighborhood (Al Jazeera)

Al Jazeera, Just Vision

The Loving Story (HBO)

Augusta Films and HBO Documentary Films with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities

Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present (HBO)

Show of Force, Mudpuppy Films and HBO Documentary Films

Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished (Channel 4, U.K.)

ITN Productions for Channel 4 Television, U.K

‘Exposure’: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile (ITV1)

ITV Studios and

‘Exposure’: Banaz: An Honour Killing (ITV)

Hardcash Productions/Fuuse Films

Putin, Russia and The West (BBC2 UK)

Brook Lapping Productions, National Geographic Channel U.S.

‘Independent Lens’: Summer Pasture (PBS)

True-Walker Productions, Independent Television Service


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