The finalists for the 79th Peabody Awards were announced Wednesday and PBS led the pack with 11 nominations. The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors selected 60 nominees they believe represent the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2019. The PBS shows that earned nominations were FRONTLINE, POV, INDEPENDENT LENS and the children’s program MOLLY OF DENALI.
The awards ceremony was scheduled for June 19 in Los Angeles but has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Peabody Awards were founded in 1940 and are based at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.