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PBS Programs Receive Two Peabody Awards
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On March 27, the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication announced winners for the 72nd Annual Peabody Awards for the best in electronic media for 2012. PBS programs received two awards for WHY POVERTY? and INDEPENDENT LENS “Summer Pasture.” The awards will be presented during a ceremony on May 20 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.

A complete list of PBS winners follows. For a complete list of all Peabody Award winners, visit

PBS congratulates our programs and producers on their Peabody Awards!

Steps International

Eight films, each distinctive in tone and style, give us parallax views of poverty today and through the ages.

True-Walker Productions, Independent Television Service

A rare account of Tibet from the inside, this unhurried, quietly powerful film focuses on one nomadic family and through them illuminates an entire culture’s struggle with nature’s hardships and China’s oppression.