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“Asian Americans”, “Time” win Peabody doc honors

The five-part series Asian Americans (pictured) and Garrett Bradley’s feature doc Time are among the winners announced for the 81st annual Peabody Awards. Asian Americans, from filmmaker Renee Tajima-Peña, looks at ...
June 21, 2021

The five-part series Asian Americans (pictured) and Garrett Bradley’s feature doc Time are among the winners announced for the 81st annual Peabody Awards.

Asian Americans, from filmmaker Renee Tajima-Peña, looks at the increasingly complex issue of Asian-American heritage and the issue of citizenship in America, and was broadcast on PBS. Time, from Amazon Studios, examines the impact of incarceration on a family as one woman awaits the release of her husband from prison.

Also winning Peabody Awards on Day 1 of the three-day honors roll-out were China Undercover from the PBS series Frontline, about the arrest and detention of some two million Uyghur Muslims, as well as Full Disclosure from ABC15 Arizona, about the state’s “Brady list,” a system designed to keep track of police officers with a history of committing crimes. Both picked up nods in the news category.

Other winners unveiled on Day 1 included The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the podcast Floodlines. Peabody Awards are given in the categories of entertainment, documentary, news, podcast/radio, arts, children’s and youth, public service, and multimedia programming. More winners will be announced throughout the week.

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