Peabody Awards Balance Somber Subjects With Hard-Hitting Humor

Speeches emphasize the importance of serious reporting and satire

While the 2017 Peabody Awards celebrated the best in broadcast at local, national and international levels, the defense of journalism was front and center on Saturday night, with celebrity presenters and recipients lavishing praise on an industry that’s come under immense scrutiny and hostility since President Trump took office in January.

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