List of Peabody Award winners (2010–19)

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The following is a list of George Foster Peabody Award winners and honorable mentions during the decade of the 2010s.



Recipient[1] Area of Excellence
FX Productions and Sony Pictures Television Justified
Thirteen for, Illuminations Television Ltd. Great Performances: Macbeth
CNN Coverage of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
WNYC Radiolab
Playtone, DreamWorks Productions, HBO The Pacific
Hartswood Films, BBC Cymru Wales, Masterpiece Sherlock, for the episode "A Study in Pink"
WGCU Public Media/Fort Myers, FL Lucia's Letter, a documentary about young women enslaved as drug smugglers
Thirteen's American Masters, "Two Lefts Don't Make a Right, Dakota Group" LennoNYC
Magic Hour Films, WG Film, Mediamente, Kamoli Films, Danish Film Institute, DR TV, HBO Burma VJ
TNT Men of a Certain Age
WFAA-TV/Dallas, TX "Bitter Lessons", an investigation into government-funded career schools
Youth Radio, NPR, Huffington Post All Things Considered, for "Trafficked: A Youth Radio Investigation"
Rezolution Pictures, National Film Board of Canada, CBS News Network, ARTE Germany, Documentary Channel Canada, Radio Canada, ARTV, Knowledge Network, APTN, AVRO, ITVS Independent Lens, for Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian
Launch Minneapolis, American Public Media The Promised Land with host Majora Carter
HBO Sports Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals
NPR Coverage of military conflict, flooding, and social issues in Pakistan
Science Channel, BBC Wonders of the Solar System with Brian Cox
NPR Investigation into low levels of consequence faced by perpetrators of campus rapes
TeenNick, Ncredible productions Degrassi: The Next Generation, for the episode "My Body Is a Cage"
C-SPAN C-SPAN Video Library
American Experience My Lai
The Moth, Public Radio Exchange, Atlantic Public Media The Moth Radio Hour
Mentorn, Antony Thomas Productions, HBO For Neda
NPR "Behind the Bail Bond System", an investigation airing on All Things Considered and Morning Edition
Loki Films, HBO 12th & Delaware
Sikelia Productions, Far Hills Pictures, American Masters Elia Kazan: A Letter to Elia
40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, HBO If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise
True Vision Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children
Art21, Inc. William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible
ESPN 30 for 30
American Documentary, POV, ITVS The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Phoenix Satellite Television "Report on a New Generation of Migrant Workers in China"
WTHR/Indianapolis, IN "Reality Check: Where Are the Jobs?" an investigation into job creation claims by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation
Ruby Films, Gerson Saines Productions, HBO Films Temple Grandin
Jay Rosenstein Productions (for WILL-TV/Urbana, IL) The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today "The Cost of War: Traumatic Brain Injury; Coming Home a Different Person"
KSTP-TV/Saint Paul, MN "Who Killed Doc?" an investigation into how a Minnesota sailor's death in Iraq was ill-explained
Frontline, Mongoose Pictures The Wounded Platoon
Scott Free Productions, King Size Productions, Small Wishes, CBS Productions The Good Wife


Recipient[2] Area of Excellence
CNN Coverage of the Arab Spring uprisings Award to the website for "[making] creative thinkers and their ideas available everywhere, anytime"
American Experience in association with Apograph Productions, Firelight Media and Q-Ball Productions (presented on PBS) American Experience, for the documentaries "Triangle Fire", "Freedom Riders", and "Stonewall Uprising"
NPR "Native Foster Care: Lost Children, Shattered Families", a 3-part report on the illegal practice by 33 states of separating Native American children from their families or tribes
American Documentary/POV/Red Square Productions, Bungalow Town Productions, ITVS International in association with YLE POV: My Perestroika
Hello Doggie Inc., Busboy Productions, Spartina Productions, Comedy Central The Colbert Report, for its segments on Super PAC funding of political campaigns
CNN, Done & Dusted (aka Fun & Trusted) CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute
StoryCorps, NPR, POV, National September 11 Memorial & Museum StoryCorps recollections of the September 11 terrorist attacks on Morning Edition and YouTube Awarded in recognition of the website's "immediate, evolving coverage of news events great and small"
Loud Mouth Films, Limited, Independent Television Service (airing on KBDI/Denver, CO and other NETA stations) Who Killed Chea Vichea?
Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB Jade) News Magazine, for the reports "People's Republic of Cheating" (probes of academic plagiarism) and "Misjudged Cases" (probes of unjust arrests and prosecutions)
Showtime Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21 Homeland
Fuji Television The Untold Stories of the Tsunami in Japan
The New Yorker and Human Rights Watch Awards for the online reports "Acting Up: Russia's Civil Society" (documenting Russian dissidents) and "Gold's Costly Dividend: The Porgera Joint Venture" (report on abuse by security at a Papua New Guinea mine)
Clover and A Bee Films, 33&Out, Inc. in association with HBO Documentary Films Earth Made of Glass
NPR Reports by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro on the Arab Spring uprisings
CNN Award for work by Fareed Zakaria, citing his GPS analysis on Iran and the special Restoring the American Dream: Fixing Education
Independent Lens and Bhutto Film, LLC Bhutto
Blown Deadline Productions in association with HBO Entertainment Treme
Broadway Video and IFC Portlandia
KING-TV/Seattle, WA "Their Crime, Your Dime", an investigation of food stamp and welfare scams
BBC Somalia: Land of Anarchy
Al Jazeera English Coverage of "The Arab Awakening"
KPHO-TV/Phoenix, AZ "Toxic Secrets", a report on the effects of buried Agent Orange drums at a US Army Base in South Korea
Showtime Presents Rebirth
Bighead, Littlehead, 360 Television, Grok and Generator Productions in association with HBO Entertainment Game of Thrones
CBS News Undercover reports by Clarissa Ward on the uprising within Syria, airing on CBS Evening News
Universal Television, Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon Parks and Recreation
KLAS-TV/Las Vegas, NV "Desert Underwater", a series of reports on the housing crisis in Las Vegas and its effects
NHK Surviving the Tsunami
WEWS-TV/Cleveland, OH "Operation Deep Freeze", a report on United States Navy personnel exposed to radiation at a base in Antarctica
Quest Productions, Bread and Butter Films in association with Thirteen's American Masters for WNET/New York, NY Charles and Ray Eames – The Architect and the Painter
Public Television Service A Year in the Clouds
ABC News 20/20, for the report "Peace Corps – A Trust Betrayed", an expose of a murder and sexual assaults — and related cover-ups — involving the humanitarian program's operations in Africa Award for the website's On Location posts
Johns Hopkins Health and Education South Africa, Curious Pictures Pty Ltd, Ants Multimedia, SABC Education (airing on SABC 1) Intersexions
Austin City Limits (KLRU-TV/Austin, TX and PBS) Institutional Award for the live music performance program
Sony Pictures Television Jeopardy!


Recipient[3] Area of Excellence
JUF Pictures, Inc. and documentary Under Fire: Journalists in Combat
Steps International and PBS Why Poverty?
1895 Films for Smithsonian Channel MLK: The Assassination Tapes
GMA Network, Inc. (GMA News TV) Reel Time: Salat (Bone Dry)
Al Jazeera, Just Vision Sheikh Jarrah, My Neighborhood
Augusta Films and HBO Documentary Films, with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities The Loving Story
Show of Force, Mudpuppy Films and HBO Documentary Films Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present
ITN Productions for Channel 4 Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished
ITV Studios (airing on ITV) Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile, researched and presented by Mark Williams-Thomas
Hardcash Productions/Fuuse Films (airing on ITV) Exposure: Banaz: An Honour Killing, researched and presented by Mark Williams-Thomas
Brook Lapping Productions, National Geographic Channel (also airing on BBC Two) Putin, Russia and the West
True-Walker Productions, Independent Television Service (airing on PBS) Independent Lens: Summer Pasture
KNXV-TV/Phoenix, AZ "Ford Escape: Exposing a Deadly Defect", an investigation that revealed an acceleration problem in the vehicle in question
60 Minutes (CBS News) "Deception at Duke", an investigation into an experimental cancer treatment at Duke University
"Joy in the Congo", a profile of Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste
ABC News Coverage of Hurricane Sandy
"Robin's Journey", a public service campaign centered on Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts' bone marrow transplant
WTHR-TV/Indianapolis, IN "Investigating the IRS", an examination of how illegal immigrants bilked Internal Revenue Service in tax refunds
KMGH-TV/Denver, CO "Investigating the Fire", an examination of a controlled burn by the Colorado State Forest Service and its deadly impact
Univision Award for the network's reports on "Rapido y Furioso" (Operation Fast and Furious)
WVIT-TV/New Britain, CT Award for the station's breaking news coverage of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting
NPR Coverage by reporters Kelly McEvers and Deborah Amos on the crisis in Syria
CNN Coverage of the unrest in Syria and Homs
John Wells Productions and Warner Brothers Television Southland
Prodco, Inc. in association with ABC Family Switched at Birth
Comedy Central and Five Timz Productions D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List
HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Playtone Productions and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films Game Change
Pig Newton, Inc., FX Productions Louie
Aptow Prod and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO Entertainment Girls
Radio Diaries "Teen Contender", a profile (airing on NPR's All Things Considered) of 16-year-old Claressa Shields and her quest to earn a spot on the 2012 US Olympic Women's boxing team
WBEZ/Chicago, IL, Pro Publica, Fundacion MEPI This American Life, for the documentary "What Happened at Dos Erres", a profile of a child survivor of the 1982 Guatemalan civil war
Media Mechanics, The Library of Congress (airing on WNYC/New York, NY and Public Radio International) Inside the National Recording Registry
WNYC/New York, NY The Leonard Lopate Show
SCOTUSblog Award to the website and its coverage of the United States Supreme Court "Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek", an online multimedia report on a deadly avalanche
NHK Educational Corporation for NHK (airing on NHK Educational Channel) Design Ah!
Lorne Michaels Individual Award to "the patron saint of satirical television comedy"
BBC Cymru Wales Institutional Award for Doctor Who
ITV Studios Institutional Award for Michael Apted's Up Series


Recipient[4] Area of Excellence
National Black Programming Consortium, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School
WBEZ/Chicago, IL This American Life, for "Harper High School", which profiled life at a Chicago high school plagued by gun violence
Thirteen, Inkwell Films, and Kunhardt McGee Productions in association with Ark Media The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Florentine Films and WETA-TV/Washington, DC The Central Park Five
WETA-TV/Washington, DC, Latino Public Broadcasting, Bosch & Company, and Independent Television Service Latino Americans: The 500 Year Legacy That Reshaped a Nation
CNN and Zero Point Zero Production, Inc. Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
American Documentary/POV The Law in These Parts
American Documentary/POV and BKS Films, LLC Best Kept Secret
WBZ Radio and WBZ-TV/Boston, MA Joint honor for the stations' coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings and subsequent investigation and manhunt
GMA Networks, Inc. Award for coverage of Typhoon Haiyan (aka Typhoon Yolanda)
BBC World News America "Inside Syria’s War"
CBS This Morning (CBS News) Award for Charlie Rose's "polite but persistent" interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
Al Jazeera America Fault Lines, for "Haiti in a Time of Cholera", which examined the Cholera outbreak in the earthquake-ravaged country and its possible source
Fault Lines, for "Made in Bangladesh", which probed the Rana Plaza collapse and how American retailers turned a blind eye toward dangerous practices by clothing subcontractors
Frontline and Kirk Documentary Group Frontline, for League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis
ESPN Outside the Lines, for "NFL at a Crossroads: Investigating a Health Crisis"
KING-TV/Seattle, WA "Hanford's Dirty Secrets", which revealed nuclear waste leaks and mismanagement at the Hanford Site
WTVF/Nashville, TN "Questions of Influence," a series of reports and a primetime special revealing Tennessee state officials’ involvement in shady business deals
WVUE-DT/New Orleans, LA and The Times-Picayune ( "Louisiana Purchased", an investigation into campaign financing in Louisiana
The Center for Investigative Reporting and Public Radio Exchange Reveal, for "The VA's Opiate Overload", which examined overdoses from prescription opiates at Veterans Administration hospitals
NBC News "In Plain Sight: Poverty in America", an on-air and online assessment of the faces and forms of poverty
Hollow Interactive, LLC Hollow
How to Survive a Plague LLC, Public Square Films, Impact Partners, and Little Punk Independent Lens for How to Survive a Plague
Charlotte Street Films, Independent Television Service, BBC, ZDF/Arte, and NHK Independent Lens, for The House I Live In
Chain Camera Productions, Independent Television Service, Girls Club Entertainment, RISE films, Fork Films, Cuomo Cole Productions, and Canal+ Independent Lens, for The Invisible War
DR Borgen
Sony Pictures Television Breaking Bad
Shine America and FX Productions The Bridge
Kudos and Imaginary Friends (co-production) Broadchurch
Unicorn Black Burka Avenger
ABC Studios Scandal
Donen/Fincher/Roth, Trigger Street Productions, Inc., Media Rights Capital, and Netflix House of Cards
Lionsgate Television and Netflix Orange Is the New Black
Markay Media in association with South Carolina ETV A Chef's Life
Comedy Central Productions Key & Peele
Temple Street Productions in association with BBC America and Space Orphan Black
Haut et Court TV, Canal+, Jimmy, Ciné+, and Backup Films The Returned (Les Revenants)
HBO Documentary Films and Fine Films LLC Life According to Sam
HBO Documentary Films and Sabella Entertainment Six by Sondheim
Jigsaw Productions, HBO Documentary Films, Wider Film Projects, and Below the Radar Films Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
Samantha Stendal and Aaron Blanton "A Needed Response," a viral video (the first to earn a Peabody) produced by the University of Oregon students challenging the culture of rape and sexual assault on college campuses[5]
The Race Card Project (NPR News and Morning Edition) Award for the Michele Norris-led project that examines listeners' ideas and experiences on race, pride, prejudice and identity
The New York Times and National Film Board of Canada A Short History of the Highrise, an online "visual tour of 'vertical living'"
B'way Films LLC, Ghost Light Films, Albert M. Tapper and WNET/New York, NY Great Performances, for Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy
TCM The Story of Film: An Odyssey
Tom Brokaw Personal award to the longtime NBC News personality and former Nightly News anchor for his various projects and books (e.g. The Greatest Generation)