‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Homeland,’ ‘Parks and Recreation’ among Peabody Awards winners

The 71st annual Peabody Awards went to 38 programs on TV, radio and the web. (See full list of winners here.)

These kudos, “which recognize distinguished achievement and meritorious public service,” are decided by a 16-member panel drawn from academia, critics and experts in the arts and are administered by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

HBO Emmy champ “Game of Thrones” and Showtime’s Golden Globe-winning “Homeland” were among the scripted winners. Also cited were NBC’s laffer “Parks and Recreation,” IFC’s sketch show “Portlandia” and  Comedy Central’s satirical news program “The Colbert Report.” 

The awards will be presented during a May 21 luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria in Gotham hosted by Patrick Stewart.

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