Three ITVS Programs Win Peabody Awards

Posted on April 4, 2012

Bhutto, My Perestroika, and Who Killed Chea Vichea were among the ITVS programs to earn the George Foster Peabody Awards this year. Administered by the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Peabody is one of the most prestigious honors in electronic media.

 

Congratulations to the filmmakers on this incredible achievement! This brings the total of Peabody awards for ITVS films to 22. 

Bhutto by Duane Baughman, which aired on Independent Lens, takes an intimate look at one of the most fascinating and important world leaders of our time, Benazir Bhutto.

My Perestroika, a film directed by Robin Hessman and co-produced by Robin Hessman and Rachel Wexler, aired on P.O.V. The documentary and follows five ordinary Russians living in extraordinary times — from their sheltered Soviet childhood, to the collapse of the Soviet Union during their teenage years, to the constantly shifting political landscape of post-Soviet Russia. 

Who Killed Chea Vichea by Bradley Cox, an ITVS production, is a feature length documentary focusing on the mystery behind the assassination of a Cambodian labor leader set against the backdrop of the international garment trade. The Peabody Awards will be presented May 21, 2012 at a luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City with Sir Patrick Stewart as the Master of Ceremonies.

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