“60 Minutes,” BBC, ABC Awarded Peabodys

By Andrew Gauthier 

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The CBS News program “60 Minutes” and BBC World News America have each won two prestigious Peabody awards. In addition, the Diane Sawyer-reported “A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains,” is also being awarded a Peabody.

The “60 Minutes” awards both go to reports from correspondent Steve Kroft. “The Cost of Dying” about the cost of end-of-life medical care and “Sabotaging the System” about the scourge of cyber-threats and America’s readiness to defend against them.

BBC World News America will be presented an award for its “unique broadcast.” “A nightly newscast like none the United States has ever had,” write the Peabody organizers. More…