Terror topics nab news nods
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.
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