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Sunday Talk: Killing Santa

This week, your humble diarist was in country, and bore witness as the #LlamaDrama played out (on cable TV)—LIVE! Hoping to win a Peabody Award (or even a Polk Award), I got back in my limousine, and ordered my driver to take the highway...Show More Summary

BREAKING: Bill O’Reilly Has Possibly Lied About A Few Things

Here’s a story nobody could have predicted: Bill O’Reilly is a big fat liar. Again. And yes, we’re still reeling from the devastating breaking news too. The guy who claimed to have won Peabody awards that were in fact Polk awards that were in fact not awarded to him or for his work at all has told some untruths about his journalism experience. Show More Summary

'60 Minutes' correspondent Bob Simon killed in car crash

Bob Simon, a Peabody and Emmy award winning veteran journalist for CBS News, died Wednesday evening in a car crash in New York City. He was 73. According to reports, Simon, a correspondent for 60 Minutes, was a backseat passenger inShow More Summary

Egypt Releases Al Jazeera Journalist Peter Greste

4 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

Wikimedia Commons/Peabody Awards (CC-BY) On Sunday afternoon, Al Jazeera English correspondent Peter Greste, who along with two colleagues had been jailed for more than a year by the Egyptian government, was winging his way to Cyprus...Show More Summary

Peggy Charren, Children’s TV Crusader, Dies at 86

Ms. Charren, whose work ultimately led to the Children’s Television Act, received a Peabody Award for public service and, later, a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

TV Club: Portlandia: “The Story Of Toni And Candace”

2014 was something of a mixed bag for Portlandia. On one hand it was the show’s best year in terms of industry recognition since its 2011 Peabody Award, with its first major Emmy nomination for Fred Armisen as Outstanding SupportingShow More Summary

Gay Iconography: Carol Burnett Is A Sketch Comedy Queen

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

She’s won Golden Globes, Emmy Awards, a Peabody, and more, but if there is one piece of hardware associated with the great Carol Burnett, it’s a curtain rod. The absolute queen of sketch comedy, Burnett is responsible for some of...

Emerson Stone, Long-Time CBS News Radio Executive, Dies At 86

Former CBS News Executive Emerson Stone, a two-time Peabody Award winner, has died at the age of 86, from complications of a fall in his Greenwich, Conn., home on Sunday. He died Monday at Greenwich Hospital. Stone worked for CBS News nearly 35 years, first in radio, where he brought Charles Osgood to the network, and led it to 24-hour news coverage. Show More Summary

Is John Oliver A Journalist? Ctd

It seems quite obvious to me that he is: an entertaining journalist. Matt Zoller Seitz nods vigorously: Last Week is doing what media watchdogs (including the Peabody Awards) keep saying that The Daily Show does — practicing real journalism in comedy form — but it’s doing it better, and in a simpler, yet more ambitious, […]

Watch Anthony Bourdain Talk Danger and Food Porn

Anthony Bourdain went on Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk about the new season of Parts Unknown. Here are two clips from last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live in which Parts Unknown star Anthony Bourdain talks about fondling his Peabody award, giving the world the best food porn, and danger preparedness training. Show More Summary

ABC Family renews 'Switched at Birth'

ABC Family has decided to renew "Switched at Birth" for a fourth season. The Peabody Award winning show has ranked as No. 1 cable series in its time slot for key female demographics.The drama about two teenage girls that find out they were delivered home to the wrong families as babies will wrap up its third season on Monday, Aug. Show More Summary

The Point Radio: Roxanne McGee’s Heavenly Gig On DOMINION

Actress Roxanne McGee (“Claire”) feels her new role on the SyFy series DOMINION is a little slice of heaven, and she shares the enthusiasm about all things angels and devils, plus Peabody Award winning TV genius, Angela Santomero, has given us children’s classics like BLUES CLUES, DANIEL THE TIGER and now a new show just […]

How Some of the World's Greatest Pitmasters Got to Cook for 5,000 U.S. Soldiers in Kuwait

It was some really bad ribs that inspired John Markus to become a decorated pitmaster and one of the most influential people in barbecue. In 1999, Markus, a TV producer and writer, who had won Emmy and Peabody awards as the head writer on The Cosby Show, was writing and creating the NBC TV series LateLine with comedy legend and SNL alum, Al Franken. Show More Summary

FDL Movie Night Preview: “American Brew”

Monday night's film The American Brew marks the return of director Roger Sherman to FDL Movie Night. He's a founder of Florentine Films with Ken Burns, and his  documentaries have won an Emmy Award, a Peabody Award and two Academy Award nominations.

The Kickstarter Campaign To Bring Back 'Reading Rainbow' Just Broke The Record For Most Backers Ever

"Reading Rainbow" was one of the most popular kids' TV shows of the '80s and '90s, inspiring an entire generation of children to find the adventure in reading. The show won 26 Emmys and a Peabody Award in 23 years on the air. "Reading...Show More Summary

Key & Peele Accept Peabody Award: Comedy Is Important Tool Against ‘Injustice’

9 months agoNews : Mediaite

The 2014 Peabody Awards ceremony will air Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET on Pivot, but before then, here's a preview of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele accepting their award for their popular Comedy Central show Key & Peele. In the pair's acceptance speech, they stressed the importance of comedy as a tool to fight back against the "injustices of the world."

Key & Peele Laud The Power Of Comedy At The Peabody Awards

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have had quite a year. Their hit Comedy Central show, "Key & Peele," is getting a fourth season, Judd Apatow is producing their first big movie, they landed a spot on TIME Magazine's list of the 100...Show More Summary

'Breaking Bad's' Bryan Cranston: Show ended at 'the proper time'

The series finale of "Breaking Bad" came at just the right time, star Bryan Cranston says.Cranston accepted the AMC show's second Peabody Award at a ceremony on May 19, and you can see a portion of his speech in this video. A condensed...Show More Summary

'The Peabody Awards by Pivot' to Premiere Sunday, June 1

Hosted by Ira Glass, the 73rd Annual Peabody Awards on Pivot is a special TV event celebrating excellence in media

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