PBS tops Peabody honors

Terror topics nab news nods

See winnersThis year’s Peabody Award recipients range from ESPN’s anglers to “Def Poetry Jam” on HBO.

Thirty-one winners were announced Wednesday from Athens, Ga. Honorees are tapped for excellence and are not categorized in any way.

Roster was filled with PBS programming — eight productions in all. Nods included the “Frontline” documentary “Shattered Dreams of Peace: The Road to Oslo,” and two citations for “Masterpiece Theatre.”

News programming recognized included CNN’s “Terror on Tape,” about Al Qaeda’s terrorist training; CBS News’ “9/11” documentary; and ABC’s “Nightline,” which drew nods for “The Survivors,” about the survivors of 9/11, and “Heart of Darkness,” about the 10-year conflict in Congo.

HBO took three Peabodys, for “Six Feet Under,” Winston Churchill biopic “The Gathering Storm” and series “Def Poetry Jam.” Showtime and TNT were recognized for telepics “Bang Bang You’re Dead” and “Door to Door,” respectively.

Barbara Walters will host kudosfest May 19 at the Waldorf Astoria in Gotham. Event will be broadcast in June on A&E — the first time the ceremony will reach a national audience.

And the winners are . . .

Terror on Tape, CNN Productions (Atlanta)

Bringing Down A Dictator , York Zimmerman, Inc., presented on PBS

9/11, CBS News, New York

The Sonic Memorial Project, Lost and Found Sound from the Kitchen Sisters Productions, presented on NPR, and SonicMemorial.org

Nightline: The Survivors, ABC News, New York

Frontline: Shattered Dreams of Peace: The Road From Oslo, SET Productions, C-Films Productions for WGBH, in association with FRANCE 2, ABU DHABI Television, and Tel Ad Israel

File on 4: Export Controls, BBC Radio 4

The Hepatitis C Epidemic: A 15-Year Government Cover-Up, Fuji Television Network, Inc., Japan

Sounding the Alarm, WISN-TV, Milwaukee, Wis.

Fake Drugs, Real Lives, WFAA-TV, Dallas, Texas

DNA Protects Men of Dishonor, KPRC-TV, Houston, Texas

Nightline: Heart of Darkness, ABC News, New York

How High is the Mountain, Public Television Service Foundation, Taiwan

The Yiddish Radio Project, NPR and Sound Portrait Productions

Stories of Home, WBEZ/Chicago Public Radio

EGG The Arts Show, Thirteen/WNET (New York)

The Complete Angler, ESPN and Lake Champlain Productions

Monkey Trial, Nebraska ETV and The American Experience, WGBH (Boston)

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Thirteen/WNET (New York)

Bang Bang You’re Dead, Showtime from Viacom Productions and A Jersey Guys Production, Inc.

Almost Strangers, BBC America with Talkback Productions, presented on BBC Thirteen/WNET (New York)

Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry Jam, HBO and Simmons/Lathan TV

The Interrogation of Michael Crowe, Court TV from JB Media and Hearst Entertainment

Boomtown, NBC/NBC Studios Inc. in association with DreamWorks Television

ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre: Othello, WGBH and London Weekend Television

ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre’s American Collection: Almost A Woman, WGBH and ALT Films

The Gathering Storm, HBO and Scott Free Productions

Boston Public/Chapter 37, FOX from David E. Kelly Productions and 20th Century Fox Television Studios

Six Feet Under, HBO from Janollari Studios and Actual Size, Inc. in association with HBO Original Programming

Door to Door, TNT from Rosemont Productions International in association with Angel/Brown Productions

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