homeland finale brody 'Game of Thrones,' 'Homeland,' 'Colbert Report' snag Peabody AwardsOn Wednesday (April 4), the winners of the 71st annual Peabody Awards were announced by the University of Georgia. The awards honor excellence in electronic media. While the honorees usually skew to the newsy end of the spectrum, a handful of TV shows were also cited this year.

“Homeland,” “The Colbert Report,” “Portlandia,” “Game of Thrones,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Jeopardy!” were all included for their contributions to pop culture.

The full winners’ list:

CNN’s Reporting of the Arab Springike wildfire across the region.
“American Experience” (PBS)
“Native Foster Care: Lost Children, Shattered Families” (NPR member stations)
“POV: My Perestroika” (PBS)
“The Colbert Report” – Super PAC Segments (Comedy Central)
“CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” (CNN, CNN International, CNN Espanol)
“StoryCorps 9/11” (NPR Morning Edition)
“Who Killed Chea Vichea?” (KBDI Denver and other NETA stations)
“News Magazine: People’s Republic of Cheating and Misjudged Cases” (TVB Jade Channel)
“Homeland” (Showtime)
“The Untold Stories of the Tsunami in Japan” (Fuji Television)
“Acting Up: Russia’s Civil Society” (www.newyorker.com)
“Gold’s Costly Dividend: The Porgera Joint Venture” (www.hrw.org)
“Earth Made of Glass” (HBO)
“Arab Spring from Egypt to Libya” (NPR member stations)
“Restoring the American Dream: Fixing Education” and CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS: Interpretation and Commentary on Iran” (CNN)
“Bhutto” (PBS)
“Trem�” (HBO)
“Portlandia” (IFC)
“Their Crime, Your Dime” (KING-TV)
“Somalia: Land of Anarchy” (BBC1)
Al Jazeera’s Coverage of the Arab Awakening (Al Jazeera English)
“Toxic Secrets” (KPHO-TV)
“Rebirth” (Showtime)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley: Inside Syria” (CBS)
“Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
“Desert Underwater” (KLAS-TV)
“Surviving the Tsunami” (NHK)
“Operation Deep Freeze” (WEWS-TV)
“American Masters: Charles and Ray Eames – The Architect and the Painter” (PBS)
“A Year in the Clouds” (PTS)
“ABC News Brian Ross Investigates: Peace Corps – A Trust Betrayed” (ABC)
On Location (www.globalpost.com)
“Intersexions” (SABC 1)
“Austin City Limits” (PBS)
“Jeopardy!” (Syndicated)

Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson