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HBO Books Final Season for Acclaimed Drama Series

HBO announced details today about the endgame for a drama series that has been a hit with critics and has won a Peabody Award. The pay-cable network will roll out the third and final season of “The Leftovers” starting April 16. The series...

Peabody Essex Museum awarded grant to assess how neuroscience can enhance museum experience

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) has been awarded a generous grant from the Barr Foundation to assess how emerging neuroscience research can enhance the museum experience. Over the course of a year, PEM will work with a team of neuroscientists...Show More Summary

David Letterman hates Donald Trump, too.

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Leilani Polk David Letterman at last year's 75th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony Ilya S. Savenok / Getty In a new Q&A appearing on Vulture.com, former late night guru David Letterman (who's in full-on Santa Claus mode—will you look...Show More Summary

Composer Michael Hersch Wins $250,000 Award From Johns Hopkins

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The head of the composition department at the Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University's conservatory, Hersch was named the winner of the 2017 President's Frontier Award, which goes to a JHU faculty member "poised to break new ground and be a leader in [his/her] field."

R.J. Cutler and Jane Cha Quickly Sell Hollywood Hills Home (EXCLUSIVE)

Television director/producer and veteran documentary filmmaker R.J. Cutler (an Emmy nominee and Peabody Award winner for the 2015 Showtime doc “Listen to Me Marlon”) and “Project Runway” producer Jane Cha (a 12-time Emmy nominee) put their Hollywood Hills home up for sale with an asking price a smidgen shy of $3.9 million. Online listings show... Read more »

Award-Winning MTV Producer Dies at 45

An MTV producer and executive who won a Peabody Award and was a multiple Emmy nominee has died. Variety reports that Sophia Cranshaw died Monday, Oct. 24, from breast cancer. She was 45. “Since 2008, Cranshaw worked as vice presiden...

Three Well-Known TV Executives and Top Madison Avenue Player Join Peabody Advisory Board

The Peabody Awards, based at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, appointed some familiar faces to the advisory board, with the addition of TBS and TNT President Kevin Reilly, Hulu head of content Craig Erwich,...

TNT’s Kevin Reilly, Execs From Hulu & Sony TV Join Peabodys Advisory Board

The Peabody Awards has added to its advisory board, and some big-names TV execs made the grade. Joining the nearly two dozen existing board members are Kevin Reilly, president of TBS and TNT and Chief Creative Officer at Turner Entertainment; Zack Van Amburg, president of Sony Pictures Television; and Craig Erwich, SVP and Head of Content at Hulu. Show More Summary

6 Ways Mr. Robot Is Putting Linux in the Public Eye

Mr. Robot debuted in 2015, and since its inception has garnered critical acclaim. The award-winning drama received a Golden Globe for Best Television Drama Series, earned a Peabody Award, and received a whopping six nominations at the 2016 Emmys. Show More Summary

Video Hatch: “The Complete Angler: James Prosek”

6 months agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

The American Museum of Fly Fishing will honor James Prosek with the 2016 Izaak Walton Award at a ceremony on October 26, 2016. To mark the occasion, the AMFF has released the full version of Prosek’s Peabody Award-winning video “The...

MR. ROBOT Returns on July 13: Catch Up On What You Missed Here!

On July 13th, MR. ROBOT — the 2015 Peabody Award and Critics’ Choice Award Winner – returns for a second season on USA Network. On the off chance you missed the universal acclaim from TV critics and TV twitterati alike, MR. ROBOT stars Golden Globe and SAG Award Nominee Rami Malek and Golden Globe Award […]

Op-Ed Wonders What has Happened to Comedy Central?

What if Comedy Central was overrated to begin with? Hmm… Photo by Peabody Awards

The Opening Skit From This Year’s Peabody Awards Will Have Everyone Doing the Mr. Robot Dance

The Peabodys, the awards show that celebrates a bunch of TV shows you like, are on TV next week, and host Keegan-Michael Key is nervous. How nervous? So nervous he's soliciting ideas for bits from his famous friends. Should he make extremely labored jokes about unions, as Ira Glass suggests? ... More »

HBO's Sheila Nevins knows what she wants

On May 19, two days before garnering her 41st and 42nd George Foster Peabody Awards, HBO Documentary Films President Sheila Nevins discussed her prolific 35-year career with CBS This Morning host... To view the full story, click the title link.

Jessica Williams Got an Unwelcome Hug From a Famous Dude at the Peabody Awards

10 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

There are huggers and there are non-huggers in this world, but it’s rare that you will find anyone who’s down with a big old creepy surprise hug from a stranger.On Sunday, during her Vulture Fest panel with 2 Dope Queens co-host Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Williams recounted her recent too-close-for-comfort encounter ... More »

Why David Letterman was sad at the White House state dinner

What goes on at White House state dinners? Well, dinner, obviously, and a little music, and toasts, all served with a heavy side of diplomacy — and, if you’re David Letterman, some soul-crushing revelation. Accepting a Peabody Award on Saturday night, the comedian, who retired from hosting a late-night show after three decades, revealed how his […]

Aziz Ansari Says Netflix Gets 'What Diversity Really Is' in Peabody Awards Speech

10 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Aziz Ansari’s Netflix series Master of None managed to pull off what Hollywood considers a miraculous task: a successful show featuring a cast and crew that reflects the real world. Aziz used his Peabody Awards speech on Saturday to take a few shots at the establishment on the issue of diversity. Read more...

Allow David Letterman to Explain Why Retiring Affects 'Your Self-Esteem'

David Letterman's beard has captivated the country with its chill post-retirement aesthetic, but as it turns out, the former Late Show host has a few qualms about retiring since leaving the show last May. Accepting a Peabody Award last night from his friend Steve Martin, Letterman discussed how a recent ... More »

Aziz Ansari at the Peabodys: 'Let's Be Honest, So Many Award Shows F-ck Up'

Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang netted a prestigious Peabody Award last night for their Netflix comedy Master of None — which was recently renewed for a second season — and used their respective acceptance speeches to humorously address Hollywood's continuing diversity problem. (Including how their show utilizes a "token white ... More »

Emmy Rossum Joins Fiance Sam Esmail at Peabody Awards 2016

Emmy Rossum and fiance Sam Esmail couple up on the red carpet at the 2016 Peabody Awards held at Cipriani Wall Street on Saturday evening (May 21) in New York City. The 29-year-old Shameless actress and 38-year old Mr. Robot creator were among a star-studded guest list at the awards event honoring stories that matter. [...]

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