One of television's most critically acclaimed programs, the Peabody Award-winning drama series The Wire continues to challenge viewers with a "cop show" unlike anything on air. Created by Baltimore Sun journalist and author David Simon and co-written by former Baltimore detective and high school teacher Ed Burns, The Wire is gritty, true-to-life, and television worth watching.
South Bronx, New York. 1976. During one of the most tumultuous years in New York City’s history, two filmmakers ride along with the police to document a city wracked by rape, gang warfare, murder, arson and petty revenge. Winner of three Emmys, a Peabody and the duPont Award, THE POLICE TAPES is a harrowing, real-life autopsy of the dangerous nighttime work of beat cops as they try to contain a community coming unraveled.
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia is another great moving image archive with a strong commitment to amateur films. This archive has knowledgeable and experienced staff and good management. I've never had the opportunity to visit the archive, but they have a nice online collections guide with some video.
Kudos to King5TV for their Peabody award on their series "Their crime, your dime" which highlighted fraud in the food stamp (aka SNAP) program in Washington State. In this 2010 piece I speak to the criminal angles
Nathan Chan began playing the cello at aged 5. As a cellist, Nathan filmed a feature documentary on talented young musicians in New York with 6-time Emmy Award winning director Amy Schatz. The program called, 'The Music in Me' aired in October 2006 on the HBO network. It won the prestigious Peabody Award for 2007. This program led to invitations to perform in Carnegie Hall and the NAMM Convention.
Space & Time in a Single Continuum: Eleven dimensions, parallel universes, and a world made out of strings? It's not science fiction, it's string theory. Bestselling author and physicist Brian Greene offers a tour of this seemingly strange world in "The Elegant Universe," a three-hour Peabody Award-winning miniseries. Part 1, "Einstein's Dream," introduces st...
Portrait of the Origami Artist: Bernie Peyton by web3media. A short excerpt from Vanessa Gould's "Portrait of the Origami Artist" compiled from footage shot during the production of her 2010 Peabody Award-winning documentary, "Between the Folds."