George Foster Peabody Award

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George Foster Peabody Award

"First presented in 1941, the George Foster Peabody Awards recognize distinguished achievement and meritorious service by broadcasters, cable and Webcasters, producing organizations, and individuals. The awards program is administered by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Selection is made each spring by the Peabody Board, a 16-member panel of distinguished academics, television critics, industry practitioners and experts in culture and the arts...

"The awards program was named for George Foster Peabody, a native Georgian, industrialist, financier and major benefactor of the university. His daughter, Marjorie Peabody Waite, served on the first Advisory Board and commissioned the design of the famous bronze medallion...

"Personal Peabody Award winners over the years have included Rod Serling, Walter Cronkite, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Moyers, Christiane Amanpour, and Live Aid-organizer Bob Geldof. " [1]

Directors (2008-09)

Accessed August 2009: [2]



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  1. History, George Foster Peabody Award, accessed August 5, 2009.
  2. Directors, George Foster Peabody Award, accessed August 5, 2009.