List of Peabody Award winners (2000–09)

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The following is a list of George Foster Peabody Award winners and honorable mentions during the decade of the 2000s.


Recipient Area of Excellence
Marty Haag Personal Award for his work as news director at WFAA-TV/Dallas, TX and as Senior Vice-President of Broadcast News Operations for Belo
CBS News 48 Hours, for the report "Heroes Under Fire," which examined the cause and aftermath of the Worcester Cold Storage and Warehouse fire
60 Minutes II, for the report "Death by Denial," which examined the HIV/AIDS outbreak in Africa
NBC News Dateline NBC, for the report "The Paper Chase," a look at a "paper file review" of one auto accident victim's medical claim
KHOU-TV/Houston, TX "Treading on Danger," an investigation of failures of Firestone tires on Ford vehicles
KBS Chong-Ju An Eighty-Four Year Old Youngful Man Lives in the Cabin
WJXT/Jacksonville, FL Behind Closed Doors, a documentary examining treatment of domestic violence victims
P.O.V./American Documentary Inc., National Asian American Telecommunications Association, and Sun Fountain Productions Regret to Inform
HBO, Whiteford-Hadary, University of Maryland, and Tapestry International King Gimp
Wall to Wall for Channel 4 in association with WNET/New York, NY The 1900 House
Heartlove Productions, Lovett Productions, HBO Cancer: Evolution to Revolution
WGBH-TV (Boston, MA)/Frontline, co-produced with Rain Media Inc. and Cam Bay Productions Frontline, for Drug Wars
HBO Sports Ali-Frazier 1: One Nation... Divisible
CNN Productions, Insight News Television, and Channel Four International CNN Presents: Cry Freetown
David Grubin Productions Inc. and Devillier Donegan Enterprises Napoleon
BBC, Discovery Channel, and TV Asahi, in association with ProSieben and France 3 Walking with Dinosaurs
Marketplace Productions/Minnesota Public Radio, in association with the University of Southern California Marketplace
Sound Portraits Productions Witness to an Execution, a feature story on NPR's All Things Considered profiling capital punishment in Texas
National Public Radio "The NPR 100," a showcase of "the 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century"
True Vision Productions Ltd. for Channel 4 in association with HBO Slavery
Katie Couric and NBC News Award for Couric's series "Confronting Colon Cancer"
Learning Matters Inc. and The Merrow Report School Sleuth: The Case of an Excellent School
WGBH-TV/Boston, MA and Cinar Arthur
Idaho Public Television and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Hearts and Minds: Teens and Mental Illness
WGBH-TV (Boston, MA) Science Unit and Production Group, Inc. Building Big
NBC and John Wells Productions, in association with Warner Brothers Television The West Wing
HBO, Chase Films, and Brad Grey Television The Sopranos
Robert Greenwald Productions Inc. and Pearson Television International (distributor) Sharing the Secret
BBC America and WGBH-TV/Boston, MA ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre, for David Copperfield
A&E Networks and Columbia TriStar Television in association with Chris/Rose Productions Inc. The Crossing
Blown Deadline Productions, Knee Deep Productions, and HBO The Corner
Fox, Satin City, and Regency Television Malcolm in the Middle
Mad Cow Productions Inc. in association with Comedy Central The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, for its Indecision 2000 series
Tiger Aspect Productions for NVC Arts and Channel 4 Howard Goodall's Big Bangs


Recipient Area of Excellence
ABC News Separate awards for the networks' coverage of the September 11 terrorist attacks
National Public Radio
Tenth Planet Productions and the U.S. broadcast and cable networks America: A Tribute to Heroes
NBC and John Wells Productions Third Watch, for "In Their Own Words," a stand-alone profile of real-life responders to the 9/11 attack on New York City
Hardcash Productions, Channel 4, and CNN Productions CNN Presents, for the documentaries Beneath the Veil and Unholy War
Touchstone Television Anne Frank: The Whole Story
WNET/New York, NY American Masters, for F. Scott Fitzgerald: Winter Dreams
WCPO-TV/Cincinnati, OH Visions of Vine Street, an "I-Team" documentary profiling the Cincinnati thoroughfare and the adjacent Over-the-Rhine neighborhood (the epicenter of an April 2001 riot) and the issues that affect the area
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation "A Murder in the Neighbourhood," a report airing on Sunday Edition that profiled a murder in Pickering, Ontario and its effects on the victim's neighbors
Television Broadcasts Limited WTO Challenge
Brook Lapping Productions for BBC2, in association with WGBH/Boston, MA, RTÉ, La Sept ARTE, SBS, and YLE Endgame in Ireland
40 Acres and A Mule Filmworks, Luna Ray Films, Black Starz!, KQED/San Francisco, CA, PBS and Black Heritage Network A Huey P. Newton Story
Carlton Production in association with The Learning Channel for Channel 4 Hell in the Pacific
HBO Films, produced in association with the BBC Conspiracy
Showtime, Echo Lake Productions, and Sidekick Entertainment Productions Things Behind the Sun
Avenue Pictures in association with HBO Films Wit
Wilmore Films, Regency Television, and 20th Century Fox Television The Bernie Mac Show
Peter Rosen Productions Inc., KERA-TV/Dallas, TX, and the Van Cliburn Foundation The Cliburn: Playing on the Edge
Survival Anglia Ltd. Mzima - Haunt of the Riverhorse
Slow Motion Ltd. (produced for BBC) and WGBH/Boston, MA ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre, for Talking Heads II - Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet
Ciesla Foundation and Cinemax The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg
Independent Television Service, Paul & Sandra Fierlinger, and AR&T Associates, Inc. Still Life with Animated Dogs
SoundVision Productions The DNA Files
Norman Twain Productions with Shelby Stone Productions in association with HBO Films Boycott
Teachers Documentary Project The First Year
National Film Board of Canada My Father's Camera
Youth Radio Institutional Award for the media outlet and its training of teenagers in the art of radio production and storytelling
Nickelodeon Little Bill
Blue's Clues
WGBH/Boston, MA Institutional Award for its overall excellence in public broadcasting
CBS News 60 Minutes II, for "Memories of a Massacre," which recounted the Thanh Phong raid during the Vietnam War
Band of Brothers Ltd., on behalf of DreamWorks and Playtone Band of Brothers
Nightline Institutional Award to the ABC News program
National Public Radio Jazz Profiles


Recipient Area of Excellence
ABC News Nightline, for "Heart of Darkness," a series of reports on the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Nightline, for "The Survivors," a profile of 2 burn victims of the 9/11 attack on The Pentagon
ALT Films, in association with Paramount Pictures for WGBH/Boston, MA, presented on PBS ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection: Almost A Woman
BBC Radio 4, London, UK File On 4: Export Controls
Blue Angel Films Ltd., and Tyrone Productions for WNET/New York, NY Stage on Screen: Beckett on Film
CBS 9/11
CNN Terror on Tape
Court TV, JB Media, and Hearst Entertainment The Interrogation of Michael Crowe
David E. Kelley Productions, in association with 20th Century Fox Television Boston Public, for the episode "Chapter Thirty-Seven"
ESPN, Bristol, Connecticut, and Lake Champlain Productions The Complete Angler
Fuji Television Network Inc., Tokyo, Japan The Hepatitis C Epidemic: A 15-Year Government Cover-up
Greenblatt/Janollari Studios and Actual Size Films Inc., in association with HBO Original Programming Six Feet Under
HBO and Simmons/Lathan TV Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry
Kitchen Sisters, Sonic Memorial Coollaboration, NPR's Lost & Found Sound, Ben Shapiro Productions, Jamie York Productions, Jay Allison Productions, Radio Diaries, The Public Collaboration, Picture Projects with dotsperinch The Sonic Memorial Project and, for the aural chronicling of life around the World Trade Center
KPRC-TV/Houston, TX "DNA Protects Men of Dishonor," an investigation into prevention of DNA evidence being used in rape cases in the US Military
London Weekend Television Production for WGBH/Boston, in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, presented on PBS ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre: Othello
NBC Studios in association with DreamWorks Television Inc. and Nemo Films Boomtown
Nebraska ETV Network for American Experience, a production of WGBH/Boston, presented on PBS American Experience: Monkey Trial'
Public Television Service Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan How High is the Mountain
Quest Productions and Video Line Productions for Thirteen/WNET, New York, presented on PBS The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
Scott Free Productions, in association with HBO Films and BBC Films The Gathering Storm
SET Productions and C-Films Productions for WGBH/Boston, in association with France2, Abu Dhabi Television, and Tel-Ad Israel, presented on PBS Frontline: Shattered Dreams of Peace, The Road From Oslo
Showtime Networks Inc., in association with Viacom Productions Inc., and A Jersey Guys Production Bang Bang You're Dead
Sound Portraits Productions, presented on National Public Radio Yiddish Radio Project
Talkback Productions for BBC America via BBC Films and Single Drama Almost Strangers
WNET/New York, NY EGG the Arts Show
Turner Network Television, Rosemont Productions International Ltd., Angel Brown Productions, in association with Spirit Dance Productions Door to Door
WBEZ-FM, Chicago Public Radio Stories of Home
WFAA-TV/Dallas, TX "Fake Drugs, Real Lives," a series of reports revealing contrived drug cases investigated by Dallas police
WISN-TV/Milwaukee, WI "Sounding the Alarm," a report revealing the lack of effectiveness of smoke alarms on children
York Zimmerman Inc., in association with WETA-TV, Washington, D.C., presented on PBS Bringing Down a Dictator


Recipient Area of Excellence
Atlantic Public Media
A Bachrach/Gottlieb Production, presented on Showtime Soldier's Girl
BBC, presented on BBC America The Office
A BBC Correspondent Production, presented on BBC2 Israel's Secret Weapon
Blown Deadline Productions, in association with HBO Original Programming The Wire
CBS News, New York, New York 60 Minutes: All in the Family
Christian Frei Filmproductions, in association with Swiss National Television and Suissimage, Cinemax, presented on HBO War Photographer
Down to Earth Productions, presented on WEKU, Richmond, Kentucky Sisters in Pain
A Firelight Media production for American Experience, WGBH-TV, Boston, Massachusetts, presented on PBS American Experience: The Murder of Emmett Till
A Frontline co-production with The New York Times and The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for WGBH-TV, presented on PBS Frontline: A Dangerous Business
The Irish Film Board, produced in association with NPS & COBO, RTÉ, BBC, ZDF/ARTE, and YLE, presented on ARTE Chavez: Inside the Coup
KHOU-TV, Houston, Texas Evidence of Errors
KMGH-TV, Denver, Colorado Honor and Betrayal: Scandal at the Academy
A KRON-TV production, Young Broadcasting Co. Students Rising Above
Minnesota Public Radio, in association with the San Francisco Symphony American Mavericks
Moyers, Bill a Personal Award
NBC News, New York, NY A Question of Fairness
The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions Jobless Recovery: Non-Working Numbers
NOVA/WGBH, Channel 4, in association with David Hickman Films, Sveriges Television and Norddeutscher Rundfunk, presented on PBS NOVA: The Elegant Universe with Brian Greene
P.O.V./American Documentary Inc., Independent Television Service (ITVS), National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), presented on PBS P.O.V.: Two Towns of Jasper
P.O.V./American Documentary Inc., Independent Television Service (ITVS), Zula Pearl Films, The National Black Programming Consortium (NPBC), presented on PBS P.O.V.: Flag Wars
Thirteen/WNET, New York, co-produced with Idéale Audience, Scorer Associates Ltd., BBC, ARTE France, Opéra National de Paris and NHK, with the participation of Musee d'Orsay, AVRO, SVT, ORF and BR, presented on PBS Great Performances: Degas and the Dance
TV Asahi, Tokyo, Japan Mother Flew Away as a Kite
A TV 2 (Denmark) Production, Cinemax, HBO, BBC, presented on Cinemax To Live is Better Than to Die
The University of Memphis, presented on Arkansas Educational Television Network, and WKNO-TV Memphis, Tennessee Hoxie: The First Stand
Viacom and The Kaiser Family Foundation, MTV: Music Television, Noggin/The N, Dancing Toad Productions Know HIV/AIDS and Fight For Your Rights: Protect Yourself Campaigns
Viacom International, Inc., produced in association with Mango Network, Nickelodeon, and MTV, presented on Nickelodeon Dora the Explorer
WCNC-TV, Charlotte, North Carolina Medicaid Dental Centers Investigation
WESH-TV, Central Florida, and The Orlando Sentinel Building Homes: Building Problems


Recipient Area of Excellence
BBC Television News, London The Darfur Crisis
Bill Brummel Productions for The History Channel Rwanda: Do Scars Ever Fade?
CBS News 60 Minutes II: Abuse at Abu Ghraib
Channel One News Network The Suffering of Sudan
Clinica Estetico and LisaGay Inc. in association with HBO Beah: A Black Woman Speaks
CNBC The Age of Wal-Mart: Inside America's Most Powerful Company
Comedy Central The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Indecision 2004
A Cort/Madden Production in association with HBO Films Something the Lord Made
CultureWorks, presented on WNYC, New York, New York and the WFMT Radio Network, Chicago, Illinois Leonard Bernstein: An American Life
Discovery Channel and Vulcan Productions in association with Gemini Productions and Antenna Films Black Sky: The Race For Space
Endor Production in association with BBC, BBC America State of Play
Filmmakers Collaborative, Blueberry Hill Productions for American Experience, WGBH-TV, Boston, Massachusetts American Experience: Tupperware!
Grant Tinker Personal Award for his work at MTM Enterprises and as chairman/CEO of NBC in the 1980s
Hat Trick Productions, BBC America The Kumars at No. 42
Howe Sound Films and Force Four Entertainment in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Human Cargo
Link TV, San Francisco, California Mosaic: World News from the Middle East
National Public Radio, Washington, D.C. The War in Iraq
Nursery Tap, LLC Nursery Tap, Hip to Toe
Red Board Productions and Paramount Television in association with HBO Entertainment Deadwood
Sesame Workshop (USA) and Kwasukasukela (South Africa) Takalani Sesame Presents "talk to me..."
Televiso de Catalunya, Bausan Films in association with Cinemax Reel Life Balseros
The Rhythm and Blues Foundation, Washington, D.C., Public Radio International Let the Good Times Roll
Trio and Post Consumer Media The N-Word
Univision, Miami, Florida Univision Communications, Salud es Vida...Enterate! (Lead a Healthy Life...Get the Facts!)
WBAL-TV, Baltimore, Maryland Chesapeake Bay Pollution Investigation.
WFAA-TV, Dallas, Texas State of Denial
Wisconsin Public Radio, Public Radio International To the Best of Our Knowledge
WITI-TV, Milwaukee, Wisconsin The Bully Project
WNYC Radio, New York, NY, National Public Radio On the Media
WNYC Radio, New York, NY, Public Radio International Studio 360 American Icons: Melville's Moby-Dick
WTVF-TV, Nashville, Tennessee Friends in High Places
Zendo Entertainment in association with Cinemax Reel Life Bus 174


Recipient Area of Excellence
WLOX-TV/Biloxi, MS Separate awards for the news outlets' coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath
WWL-TV/New Orleans, LA
NBC News
TVE China: A Million Steps Ahead
Robert Kenner Films, WGBH Educational Foundation, Wisconsin Public Television, Playtone, and BBC American Experience, for Two Days in October
BBC This World, for Bad Medicine
BBC and BBC America Viva Blackpool
BBC, BBC Factual and Learning, and BBC Drama BBC DoNation Season, a programming initiative to promote awareness of organ donations
BBC, in association with HBO Documentary Films, Evanston Township (IL) High School, and La Camioneta Children of Beslan
BBC and WGBH-TV/Boston, MA (co-production) in association with Deep Indigo Bleak House
WNET/New York, NY, Grey Water Park Productions, Spitfire Pictures, and Cappa/DeFina Productions, in co-production with Vulcan Productions, BBC/Arena, and NHK American Masters, for No Direction HomeBob Dylan
Deeble and Stone Productions, NHK, WNET/New York, NY, Granada International, BBC and ZDF The Queen of Trees
P.O.V./American Documentary, Inc., Independent Television Service, and Realside Productions P.O.V., for Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed
Independent Television Service A Room Nearby
David E. Kelley Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television Boston Legal
Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions, and Bad Hat Harry Productions, in association with NBC Universal Television Studios House
Red House Entertainment for Showtime Original Pictures Edge of America
Comedy Central South Park
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation The Wire: The Impact of Electricity on Music
CBC/Radio-Canada La Première Chaîne What If Winter Never Comes? (Et si l'hiver ne venait plus?)
HBO Family Classical Baby
KNBC/Los Angeles, CA "Burning Questions," a report exposing environmental concerns at a large commercial/residential building project
KCNC-TV/Denver, CO "How Far Will the Army Go?" a report revealing how U.S. Army recruitment officers instruct potential recruits on how to falsify school grades, diplomas, and drug tests
KCET/Los Angeles, CA in association with Sesame Workshop and 44 Blue Productions, Inc. A Place of Our Own (Los Ninos en Su Casa)
WNYC/New York, NY Award for the Radio Rookies Project
KMEX-TV/Los Angeles, CA 15% of the United States, a series of reports dealing with issues of the Latino community
Documania Films, Sierra Tango Productions, and The History Channel Save Our History: Voices of Civil Rights
Maha Films The Staircase
Distant Horizon/Videovision Entertainment, Anant Singh, Nelson Mandela Foundation, M-Net Exciting Film, and National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa, in association with HBO Films Yesterday
Fox Television Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television The Shield
R&D TV in association with NBC Universal Television Studios Battlestar Galactica


Recipient Area of Excellence
Charlotte Street Films, CBC, BBC, ARTE GEIE TV, TV 2, Yle TV2, WDR TV, VRT TV, SVT, VPRO, NRK, ETV, TVE, and European Union Media Plus Program Why We Fight
mun2 For My Country? Latinos in the Military
WTNH-TV/New Haven, CT Award for an investigative report revealing defective parts on UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters
NPR "Mental Anguish and the Military," an All Things Considered report revealing harassment and ostracizing of Iraqi War veterans at Fort Collins, Colorado who sought out treatment for mental health problems
WISH-TV/Indianapolis, IN "Command Mistake," a report examining an improvised explosive device's effect on an Iraqi War veteran as well as lack of protective padding in soldiers' helmets
HBO Documentary Films in association with Feury/Grant Productions and Downtown Community Television Center Baghdad ER
HBO Documentary Films in association with 40 Acres When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts
HBO Family The Music in Me
HBO Sports Billie Jean King: Portrait of a Pioneer
Company Pictures and Channel 4 in association with HBO Films Elizabeth I
BBC, BBC Two, BBC Worldwide, and National Geographic Galápagos, for the episode "Born of Fire"
BBC, BBC America, and Talkback Thames Gideon's Daughter
Listen Up! Youth Media Network, Polimorfo, iEarn Sierra Leone, La Camioneta, Sawtona, Frame by Frame Fierce, Light House, Spy Hop Productions, Our Voice, and Evanston Township (IL) High School Beyond Borders: Personal Stories from a Small Planet (airing on IFC)
WTHR-TV/Indianapolis, IN Award for the investigative reports "Prescription Privacy" (inadequate disposal of customer prescription records by pharmacies) and "Cause for Alarm" (condition of tornado sirens in central Indiana)
MediaRites Productions Crossing East: Our History, Our Stories, Our America (airing on Public Radio International)
ABC News (World News Tonight, Nightline, and "Conduct Unbecoming," an investigation headed by Brian Ross that verified sexually inappropriate messages sent to congressional pages by Florida Representative Mark Foley
PJ Productions for ABC News Out of Control: AIDS in Black America
Chocolate Moose Media, Inc. and Quintet Productions Award for The Three Amigos Campaign, a program to build awareness of condom use to prevent HIV/AIDS Award for Crossing Borders, a radio documentary chronicling stories and the impact of illegal immigrants from Mexico to the United States
Touchstone Television Scrubs
Ugly Betty
Be Square Productions, Inc. Good Eats (airing on Food Network)
Apartment 11 Productions, CBC Newsworld, RDI, Knowledge Network, and Canadian Television Fund Braindamadj'd...Take II
Showtime and Mandalay Television Brotherhood
KMOV-TV/St Louis, MO "Left Behind: The Failure of East St. Louis Schools"
Dateline NBC (NBC News) "The Education of Ms. Groves," which profiled the struggles of a Teach for America volunteer and her Atlanta middle school class
WBEZ/Chicago, IL This American Life, for "Habeas Schmabeas," which examined abuses of Habeas corpus rights
Magic Lantern Productions and Channel 4 Award for the FourDocs website
The Washington Post and Award for "Being a Black Man," a print and online series profiling the lives of contemporary black males
StoryCorps Award to the organization for its "preservation of ideas and emotions, events and experiences"
Steeplechase Films, Inc., High Line Productions, Daniel Wolf, Inc., and WNET/New York, NY American Masters, for Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film
60 Minutes (CBS News) Award for a report revealing conflicting testimony and botched and/or unethical police and legal procedures surrounding the Duke University rape scandal
Rebel Base and Sony Pictures Television The Boondocks, for the episode "Return of the King"
NBC Universal Television in association with Imagine Entertainment and Film 44 Friday Night Lights
Reveille Productions in association with NBC Universal Television The Office


Recipient Area of Excellence
ABC News Bob Woodruff Reporting: Wounds of War – The Long Road Home of Our Nation's Veterans
Partisan Pictures, Inc. and WNET/New York, NY Nature, for Silence of the Bees
mtvU Award for Half of Us, an initiative to promote awareness of depression among college students
BBC World, BBC America, and BBC World News America "White Horse Village," which profiled a "verdant, sleepy, near-feudal" hamlet in the Chinese interior and its dealings with modernity's encroachment
WNYC/New York, NY The Brian Lehrer Show
HBO Documentary Films in association with Priddy Brothers To Die in Jerusalem
KNXV-TV/Phoenix, AZ "Security Risks at Sky Harbor," a report revealing TSA lapses at the Phoenix airport
Robert Levi Films, Independent Television Service, and Washington Square Films Independent Lens, for Billy Strayhorn – Lush Life
Vixen Films and Independent Television Service Sisters in Law (airing on Independent Lens)
WSLS-TV/Roanoke, VA Award for the station's breaking news coverage of the shootings at Virginia Tech and its immediate aftermath
Univision Communications Award for Ya Es Hora ("It's Time"), a public service initiative encouraging citizenship applications and voter registration by legal US immigrants
Texas Heritage Music Foundation Whole Lotta Shakin`
American Public Media Speaking of Faith: The Ecstatic Faith of Rumi
American Public Media and San Francisco Symphony The MTT Files
Bravo, The Weinstein Company, The Magical Elves, and Full Picture Entertainment Project Runway
Craft in America, Inc. Craft in America (airing on PBS)
NOVA/WGBH Educational Foundation, Vulcan Productions, Inc., and The Big Table Film Company Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial
CBS News Sunday Morning, for "The Way Home," in which Kimberly Dozier interviewed two US servicewomen who lost limbs while in combat action in Iraq
60 Minutes (CBS News) "The Killings in Haditha," which investigated the 2005 massacre at the hands of a U.S. Marine squad in the western Iraqi city
Discovery Channel and BBC Planet Earth
Hello Doggie, Inc, Busboy Productions, and Spartina Productions The Colbert Report
National Public Radio, Chicago Public Radio, and Urgent Haircut Productions Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
AMC and Lionsgate Television Mad Men
WGBH Educational Foundation Design Squad
WFAA/Dallas, TX Award for the investigative reports "Money for Nothing" (probe of fraudulent loans made by the Export-Import Bank of the United States), "The Buried and the Dead" (health and safety hazards of underground gas couplings), "Television Justice" (how the Murphy Police Dept. accommodated NBC's To Catch a Predator stings), and "Kinder Prison" (treatment of women and children detained at a federal immigration facility)[1]
Jigsaw Pictures, Tall Woods, Wider Film, and ZDF/Arte Taxi to the Dark Side
The Center for Emerging Media Just Words
WTAE-TV/Pittsburgh, PA "Fight for Open Records," a series of reports revealing mismanagement and fund misappropriation within the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Association; the reports occurred only after a lengthy battle to have PHEAA financial records opened
bTV A Journey Across Afghanistan: Opium and Roses
Frontline, Kirk Documentary Group, Ltd., and WGBH-TV/Boston, MA Frontline, for Cheney's Law
Showtime, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, and Clyde Phillips Productions Dexter
CNN CNN Presents: God's Warriors
Art 21, Inc. Art 21 – Art in the 21st Century (airing on PBS)
Public Road Productions and Wieden & Kennedy Nimrod Nation
Universal Media Studios in association with Broadway Video Television and Little Stranger, Inc. 30 Rock


Recipient Area of Excellence
Sichuan Television Award for coverage of the Sichuan earthquake
NPR Award for on-scene coverage from Chengdu, China during and after the Sichuan earthquake
"36 Years in Solitary: Murder, Death and Justice on Angola," a report which questioned the role of two prisoners in a guard's 1972 murder at Louisiana State Penitentiary
Chicago Public Radio and the news division of NPR This American Life, for "The Giant Pool of Money," which looked at the early stages of the subprime mortgage crisis
Leverage and Closest to the Hole Productions in association with HBO Entertainment Entourage
HBO Documentary Films in association with Vermillion Films, Inc. Hear and Now
Maysles Films in association with HBO Documentary Films and CVJ The Gates
Ted Leonsis Productions in association with HBO Documentary Films Nanking
Playtone in association with HBO Films John Adams
WWL-TV/New Orleans, LA Award for a series of reports exposing questionable financial practices by the New Orleans Affordable Homeownership program
The New York Times Award for the newspaper's website ( and its innovations in online journalism
Kartemquin Educational Films and Independent Television Service Independent Lens, for Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita
Mosaic Films, Independent Television Service, and Corporation for Public Broadcasting Independent Lens, for King Corn
Laboratory X, Inc., American Documentary, Inc., P.O.V., Center for Asian American Media, and PBS POV, for Campaign
SNL Studios in association with Broadway Video Saturday Night Live, for its 2008 political satire
ABC News Hopkins
ABC Studios Lost
WETA-TV/Washington, DC and PBS Washington Week with Gwen Ifill & National Journal
The Metropolitan Opera Association in association with PBS and WNET/New York, NY The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD Series
NBC Nightly News "Tip of the Spear," a series of reports with Richard Engel following a military unit in Afghanistan
YouTube Award to the Google independent subsidiary and its "promoting a free exchange of ideas... around the world"
NDR Fernshen and Shanghai Media Group The Red Race
Korean Broadcasting System Jungle Fish
Hearst-Argyle Television Institutional Award for "Commitment 2008," in which Hearst-Argyle stations devoted at least 10 minutes per day to candidate and issues coverage in the 30 days leading to the 2008 elections
Turner Classic Movies Institutional Award to the classic film network and its commitment to "the place of film in social and cultural experience"
The Onion Award for Onion News Network
60 Minutes (CBS News) "Lifeline," a report profiling operations of Remote Area Medical in the United States
WGBH-TV (Boston, MA)/NOVA, National Geographic Television, and John Rubin Productions, Inc. Ape Genius
Sony Pictures Television, High Bridge Productions, and Gran Via Productions Breaking Bad
ESPN Films and Shoot the Moon Productions Black Magic
NBC and Zhang Yimou Award for the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics
KMGH-TV/Denver, CO "Failing the Children: Deadly Mistakes," which uncovered systemic inadequacies (and tragic results) in the Denver area foster care system
KLAS-TV/Las Vegas, NV Crossfire: Water, Power and Politics, a documentary that examined the effect of plans to pump water from rural Nevada to the Las Vegas area
Twin Cities Public Television and WGBH-TV/Boston, MA Depression: Out of the Shadows
Nickelodeon Avatar: The Last Airbender
CNN Award for the network's coverage of the 2008 Presidential primary campaigns and debates


Recipient Area of Excellence
Diane Rehm Personal Award for her work on her eponymous talk show
Twentieth Century Fox Television Glee
Twentieth Century Fox Television in association with Levitan Lloyd Productions Modern Family
60 Minutes (CBS News) "Sabotaging the System," a report examining the dangers of cyber terrorism
"The Co$t of Dying," a report examining the financial costs of end-of-life care
Sesame Workshop Award for the website
KHOU/Houston, TX and Belo, Inc. "Under Fire," a report revealing gender discrimination and corruption within the Texas National Guard
Folly River Inc. and ITVS Independent Lens, for "The Order of Myths"
Green Fuse Films and ITVS Independent Lens, for "Between the Folds"
National Public Radio Award for Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson's reports from Afghanistan
Award for the website
Daybreak, Channel 4, and Target Entertainment (presented on PBS' Masterpiece by WGBH-TV/Boston, MA) Endgame
Brook Lapping Productions Iran & The West
Frontline and Rain Media The Madoff Affair
GMA Network I-Witness, for "Ambulansiyang De Paa" ("Ambulance on Foot"), which highlighted low-level health care in the Philippine village of Bansud
Nancy Solomon Award to the independent producer for the public radio documentary Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools are Failing Black Students
Korean Broadcasting System Noodle Road: Connecting Asia’s Kitchens
WFLD-TV/Chicago, IL (Fox Chicago News and Award for the station's coverage of the fatal beating of Derrion Albert and its website's complimentary content
Peter Jones Productions Inventing LA: The Chandlers and Their Times
Trey Kay Productions
(presented on West Virginia Public Broadcasting)
The Great Textbook War
ABC News A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains
A Goldhawk Essential Production and BBC World Service The Day That Lehman Died
BBC America BBC World News America
BBC America, BBC World News, and BBC World News America "Where Giving Life is a Death Sentence," a report on the maternal mortality rate in Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
Mirage Enterprises and Cinechicks, in association with The Weinstein Company, BBC, and HBO Entertainment The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, and Sheleg, in association with HBO Entertainment In Treatment
Darlow Smithson Productions, HBO Sports, and HBO Documentary Films Thrilla in Manila
Worldwide Pants, Inc. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, for the episode featuring Archbishop Desmond Tutu
KTVU/Oakland, CA Award for the station's coverage of the BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant, its aftermath and investigation
KCET/Los Angeles, CA Up In Smoke, a series of reports on SoCal Connected concerning issues of marijuana in California
Oregon Public Broadcasting Hard Times, a series of OPB Radio reports on the effects of unemployment in Oregon
WYFF/Greenville, SC Chronicle, for "Paul’s Gift," which examined the process of organ donation after a donor's death
Vanguard (Current TV) The OxyContin Express, which examined Oxycodone prescriptions by Florida doctors and its wide-ranging effects
NOW-TV News Sichuan Earthquake: One Year On
Sundance Channel and Brick City TV, LLC Brick City
WNET/New York, NY American Masters, for Jerome Robbins - Something to Dance About