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A Peabody Award for “StoryCorps 9/11″

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Congratulations to StoryCorps and NPR’s Morning Edition, whose “StoryCorps 9/11″ series, featuring excerpts from interviews with survivors of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and victims’ relatives, has won a George Foster Peabody Award!

View the complete list of winners, including POV’s My Perestroika, at peabody.uga.edu.

In addition to showcasing the interviews on Morning Edition, three moving stories — Always a Family, John and Joe, and She Was the One — were also made into short animated documentaries that premiered online on POV’s website.

Since 2005, StoryCorps has worked with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum to record more than 1,000 interviews with people affected by the events of 9/11. For the tenth anniversary of the attacks, StoryCorps paid tribute to Father Mychal Judge, NYC Fire Department Chaplain and the first confirmed death that day, in pieces that aired on Morning Edition. StoryCorps also produced an hour-long special with NPR titled “We Remember: StoryCorps Stories from 9/11.” StoryCorps stories were also selected for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum’s official app, which guides visitors through the site while honoring victims of the attacks.

You can check out the animated shorts below:

Always A Family

John and Joe

She Was the One

The Peabody Awards ceremony will take place on Monday, May 21, 2012, in New York City.

POV Staff
POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.