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PBS Programs Receive More Peabody Awards Than Any Other Organization

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On June 10, 2020, the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors announced 30 winners for the 79th Annual Peabody Awards honoring the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2019. PBS programs received seven awards, more than any other organization. Among the winners are MOLLY OF DENALI, FRONTLINE, INDEPENDENT LENS and POV, which was honored with a total of four awards in the documentary category.

“We are thrilled that PBS and our producing partners have been honored with seven prestigious Peabody Awards,” said Paula Kerger, PBS President and CEO. “Storytelling is extraordinarily powerful, especially during times such as these, and public television remains committed to elevating diverse voices and sharing important stories.”

FRONTLINE received the remarkable recognition of this year’s “Institutional Award,” which honors programs that have made a significant impact on media programming and the cultural landscape. FRONTLINE has served as American public television’s flagship long-form news and current affairs series since 1983. Since its founding, FRONTLINE has won 22 Peabody Awards and 91 Emmy Awards, among other major accolades.

On Tuesday, June 23, PBS will partner with Peabody to present conversations with all 10 directors of this year’s winning documentaries. Streaming on PBS platforms, the panels will be moderated by Tabitha Jackson, director of the Sundance Film Festival, and will address a wide range of pressing social issues.

The traditional Peabody Award ceremony, originally scheduled for June 18, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For a complete list of all Peabody Award winners, visit http://www.peabodyawards.com. A complete list of PBS winners follows.

PBS congratulates our programs and producers!


Children’s and Youth Winner:

MOLLY OF DENALI (PBS KIDS/WGBH)

Documentary Winners:

FRONTLINE “For Sama”

INDEPENDENT LENS “Hale County This Morning, This Evening”

POV “Inventing Tomorrow”

POV “Midnight Traveler”

POV “The Distant Barking of Dogs”

POV “The Silence of Others”