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Peabody Awards honor TV’s best April 2, 2008

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Recipients include ’30 Rock,’ ‘Dexter’

NBC’s “30 Rock,” AMC’s “Mad Men” and Showtime’s “Dexter” are all recipients of the 67th Annual George Foster Peabody Award.The awards, chosen by the Peabody board at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, recognize the best in electronic media for the year 2007.

Also taking home tropies were Sundance Channel doc “Nimrod Nation, Comedy Central news spoof “The Colbert Report” and Bravo’s “Project Runway,” marking the first time a reality show has ever won.

For TV news, ABC’s Bob Woodruff took home an award for “Wounds of War – The Long Road Home for Our Nation’s Veterans,” while CBS received Peabodies for both Kimberly Dozier’s report on wounded vets titled “The Way Home” on “CBS News Sunday Morning: The Way Home” and a report by “60 Minutes” journalist Scott Pelley called “The Killings in Haditha.”

The Discovery Channel’s doc “Planet Earth” garnered a prize, as did recent Oscar Winner “Taxi to the Dark Side.”

The awards were named at UGA’s Peabody Gallery in a ceremony on April 2, and will be officially presented to the recipients on June 16 at a luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria. NBC News‘s Brian Williams will MC the luncheon.

Source: Variety