OPB Accepts Peabody Award at NY Ceremony
Posted May 17, 2010
May 17, 2010 -- Earlier today, OPB accepted the 69th Annual George foster Peabody Award for its series "Hard Times." The awards were announced in April and presented today at a ceremony in New York honoring the 36 winners.
The oldest prize in broadcasting and international in scope, The Peabody Award is considered among the most prestigious in electronic media and recognizes excellence and meritorious work by radio and television stations, networks, Web casters, producing organizations and individuals.
The awarding committee praised the series for its "smart, compassionate radio coverage of the impact of the financial crisis on ordinary folks."
“OPB is focused on telling the important stories of Oregon and its people. The Peabody is a great honor and is recognition of our commitment to explore the diversity of experiences in our communities," said Steve Bass, president and CEO of Oregon Public Broadcasting. "A tremendous amount of dedication, investigation and collaboration went into developing a series that put a real face on the economic crisis in Oregon."
The complete archive of the "Hard Times" series is available at news.opb.org/hardtimes.
OPB is the largest cultural and education institution in the region, delivering excellence in broadcasting to more than 1.5 million people each week through television, radio and the Internet. Recognized as a national leader in public broadcasting, OPB is a major contributor to the program schedule that serves the entire country. OPB is one of the most used and most supported public broadcasting services in the country with more than 120,000 contributors.