Congratulations to the producers of “Latino Americans” and “The Bridge.” The two television programs were among the 46 winners of the University of Georgia’s 73rd Annual Peabody Awards.
The winners were announced today and were chosen from almost 1,100 entries. The Peabody recognizes the best in electronic media for the year 2013.
The Bridge (Shine America and FX Productions)
This crime drama takes place on the border of El Paso and Juarez, Mexico. It’s the story of two police detectives on opposite sides of the border who try to work together to solve murders in their territory. The show has shined a light on the hundreds of unsolved murders of Mexican women on the border.
Peabody judges praised the show for “rare, nonstereotypical depiction of two cultures.”
Latino Americans (PBS -WETA, Latino Public Broadcasting,Bosch & Company, ITVS)
From PBS: The Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States. It is a story of people, politics, and culture, intersecting with much that is central to the history of the United States while also going to places where standard U.S. histories do not tend to tread. Narrated by Benjamin Bratt.
The Peabody judges said “A revelation no doubt for many viewers…”
For more the list of winners go to The Peabody Awards.
More sources: PBS