Peabody Awards news winners: CNN for Syria coverage, CBS for opioid addicition report

For the second year in a row, the Peabody Awards announced the 60 finalists from news, documentaries, entertainment, children’s programming, educational programming and public service. The 30 champs were revealed in a series of news releases. Joining the previously announced dozen documentary and seven entertainment shows are 11 news programs.

Leading off this list are CNN’s coverage of the ongoing crisis in Syria, the CBS News story on the growing epidemic of opioid addiction in West Virginia, and local stations exposes of scandals involving charities. (See below for full list of winners and nominees.)

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These honors are bestowed by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. The ceremony will take place on May 20 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York and will be hosted by Rashida Jones, a cast member of the Peabody Award-winning “Parks and Recreation.” And the 76th annual Peabody Awards will air on both the broadcast network PBS and the cablecaster Fusion on June 2.

Peabody Awards winners: Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade,’ ‘Veep,’ ‘Atlanta,’ ‘National Treasure’ …

X – Arrested at School: Criminalizing Classroom Misbehavior
KNTV Bay Area; NBC

Battle for Mosul

Big Buses, Bigger Problems: Investigating DCS
KXAS-TV Dallas-Fort Worth; NBC

60 Minutes: The White Helmets

X – Charity Caught on Camera
WTHR-TV Indianapolis; NBC

X – Dangerous Exposure
WTHR-TV Indianapolis; NBC

X – Heart of an Epidemic, West Virginia’s Opioid Addiction
The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley; CBS

X – ISIS in Iraq and Syria

Student Debt
HBO, Vice, Bill Maher; HBO

Undercover in Syria

Peabody Awards documentary winners: ‘O.J: Made in America,’ ’13th,” …

X – #MoreThanMean-Women in Sports ‘Face’ Harassment
Just Not Sports & One Tree Forest Films (YouTube/Twitter/Facebook)

100 Women
BBC World Service (BBC World Network)

“A Life Sentence: Victims, Offenders, Justice, and My Mother”

Gimlet Media

“How to Be a Girl”
Marlo Mack, in partnership with KUOW Seattle

X – “In the Dark”
APM Reports

“The Heart: Silent Evidence Series”
The Heart

X – “This American Life: Anatomy of Doubt”
This American Life, PBC in collaboration with The Marshall Project and ProPublica (Multiple stations/platforms)

X – “The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel”


X – “Wells Fargo Hurts Whistleblowers”


X – “Hell and High Water”
ProPublica and The Texas Tribune

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