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PBS Programs Honored With More Peabody Nominations Than Any Other Organization
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On May 6, 2020, finalists for the 79th Annual Peabody Awards, honoring the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2019, were announced. Of the 60 finalists selected by the Peabody Awards board of jurors, PBS programs received 12 nominations, more than any other organization. POV lead in the documentary finalists with 6 total nominations. PBS also received recognition in the Children and Youth, and News categories.

The 30 Peabody Award-winning programs will be revealed at a later date. A complete list of PBS finalists follows.

PBS congratulates our nominated programs and producers!


Children’s and Youth Finalists

PBS KIDS/WGBH “Molly of Denali”

Documentaries Finalists


INDEPENDENT LENS “Hale County This Morning, This Evening”


POV “América”

POV “Inventing Tomorrow”

POV “Midnight Traveler”

POV “Roll Red Roll”

POV “The Distant Barking of Dogs”

POV “The Silence of Others”

News Finalists

FRONTLINE “Coal’s Deadly Dust”

FRONTLINE “Flint’s Deadly Water”