PBS Nominated for 13 Peabody Awards
The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors announced this year's 27 nominees for its Documentary and News categories and 42 nominees for Entertainment, Arts, Children’s/Youth, Podcast/Radio, Interactive & Immersive, and Public Service. PBS landed 13 total nominations, the most of any outlet! FRONTLINE landed eight nominations, the most of any program, and POV, PBS NewsHour, Independent Lens, WNET and CAAM were also nominated.
According to the Peabody organization, the award nominees are "selected to represent the most compelling and empowering stories released in 2022 across broadcasting and streaming media."
Nominations are chosen by a unanimous vote of 17 jurors from over 1,200 entries. Check out PBS's full list of nominees below and stream them on PBS.org or the free PBS App.
PBS Documentary Nominees
Migrants go missing in rural South Texas more than anywhere else in the U.S. For many families whose loved ones have disappeared after crossing the Mexico border, activist detective Eddie Canales is their last hope. Unlock the mysteries and confront the agonizing facts of life and death in Brooks County, 80 miles north of the border.
In a male-dominated media landscape, the women journalists of India's all-female Khabar Lahariya ("News Wave") newspaper risk it all, including their own safety, to cover the country's political, social, and local news from a women-powered perspective. From underground network to independent media empire, they defy the odds to redefine power. Nominated for an Academy Award.
National Teachers Academy (NTA) is considered a beacon for Black children: a top-ranked, high-performing elementary school in the fastest growing neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. As the neighborhood gentrifies, a wealthy parents’ group seeks to close NTA and replace it with a high school campus. How will NTA's community fight to save their beloved institution?
PBS News Nominees
From the first European settlements in the New World to frontier justice and from the Civil War to civil rights, guns have been at center of our national narrative. "After Newtown: Guns In America" traces the evolution of guns in the U.S., their frequent link to violence and the clash of cultures that reflect competing visions of our national identity.
FRONTLINE, The Associated Press and SITU investigate Russian war crimes by mapping the atrocities in Bucha, Ukraine, through eyewitness accounts, videos and exclusive 3D data.
How did Michael Flynn go from being an elite soldier overseas to waging a “spiritual war” in America? In collaboration with the Associated Press, FRONTLINE examines how the retired three-star general has emerged as a leader in a far-right movement that puts its brand of Christianity at the center of American civic life & institutions and is attracting election deniers, conspiracists & extremists.
Meet some of the defiant Russians pushing back against President Vladimir Putin’s crackdown on critics of the war in Ukraine. FRONTLINE tells the inside stories of activists and journalists risking arrest and imprisonment to protest and speak out about the Kremlin’s war effort.
A dramatic and intimate look inside the Russian assault on Kharkiv. FRONTLINE follows displaced families trying to survive underground, civilians caught in the fight and first responders risking their lives amid the shelling of Ukraine’s second largest city.
PBS Public Service Nominees
The fossil fuel industry’s history of casting doubt and delaying action on climate change. This three-part series from FRONTLINE traces decades of casting doubt on the science, missed opportunities and the ongoing attempts to hold Big Oil to account.
FRONTLINE and Retro Report tell the story of the 1967 killing of Wharlest Jackson Sr., a local NAACP leader in Natchez, Mississippi. The documentary follows Jackson’s family as they search for the truth about what happened and examines the history of white supremacy in Natchez. It is part of FRONTLINE's multiplatform Un(re)solved initiative.
FRONTLINE and the Associated Press trace Russian President Vladimir Putin’s pattern of atrocities in Ukraine and across other conflicts, exposing the challenges of trying to hold Russia to account. The documentary offers a window into the lives of Ukrainians living under siege, capturing the devastation of the war and the ongoing pursuit for accountability.
Explore the fight against anti-Asian American hate following the March 2021 mass shootings in Atlanta. Examine how this critical moment of racial reckoning sheds light on the struggles and triumphs of AAPI communities. Narrated by Sandra Oh.
PBS Interactive and Immersive Nominees
Un(re)solved is a major initiative that draws upon more than two years of reporting, thousands of documents and dozens of first-hand interviews. The multiplatform investigation tells the stories of lives cut short, and examines a federal effort to grapple with America’s legacy of racist killings through the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act.