The 76th Annual Peabody Awards | Special!

May 30, 2017

Fri. June 2 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Join host Rashida Jones to honor the most powerful, enlightening and invigorating stories in television, radio and digital media.

The evening spotlights all 30 winners, along with achievement awards for Norman Lear and ITVS. The Peabody Awards are based at the University of Georgia. 

Rashida Jones is an actor, director, producer, screenwriter, musician and activist. She currently stars in the hit TBS series “Angie Tribeca” where she plays the title role, in addition to working behind the camera as executive producer and a director of some episodes. A multi-hyphenate in the entertainment space, this past year Jones was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for co-writing the first episode of Netflix’s third season of “Black Mirror.” Fans grew to love Jones from her beloved roles on “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation” and through the romantic film that she wrote and starred in, “Celeste and Jesse Forever.”

About the Peabody Awards
The Peabody Awards honor the most powerful, enlightening and invigorating stories in television, radio and digital media. Each year, Peabody Awards are bestowed upon a curated collection of 30 stories that capture society’s most important issues—known as The Peabody 30. Honorees must be unanimously chosen by the Peabody Board of Jurors, a diverse assembly of industry professionals, media scholars, critics, and journalists who each bring a unique perspective of what constitutes a story that matters. From major Hollywood productions to local journalism, the network of Peabody Awards winners is a definitive collection of society’s most important stories and storytellers, including winners that have ranged from Edward R. Murrow, Carol Burnett, and David Letterman to “The Sopranos,” “Sesame Street,” “Breaking Bad,” and “Serial.” The Peabody Awards were founded in 1940 at the University of Georgia, and are still based in Athens today.

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