Rather, Mapes, and Stewart Win Peabody Awards
Dan Rather, Mary Mapes, and Jon Stewart have won Peabody Awards for excellence in broadcasting.
CBS Wins Peabody for Abu Ghraib Report (Reuters)
CBS News won a Peabody Award on Thursday for its report on abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, a story anchored by Dan Rather and produced by Mary Mapes, who was later fired by CBS for her role in the story about President Bush’s military service.
Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart won his second Peabody Award, for his satiric take on the 2004 election campaign, while HBO’s Western “Deadwood” also won.
The George Foster Peabody awards, for broadcasting excellence in both news and entertainment, are given by the University of Georgia. Thirty-two awards will be handed out at the ceremony May 16.
Apparently, there was no category for which Michael Moore was eligible.