Fox's high school musical-twisted comedy Glee and segments on KCET/Channel 28's SoCal Connected on medical marijuana dispensaries and pot farm-busting law enforcement officers known as “cannabis cowboys” are among the latest winners of prestigious
Peabody Awards honoring the best in electronic
Glee's talented and sprawling cast is headed by Matthew Morrison, who when he was younger attended Orange County High School of the Arts, which seems as if it inspired the show.
Morrison famously came out straight in December.
His show returns to Fox from hiatus on April 13, and creator Ryan Murphy has promised more music.
Connected, the weekly news program that has picked up six Emmys for KCET, received the Peabody for “Up in
Smoke,” an investigation into the proliferation of medical marijuana
facilities in the Los Angeles region, and “Cannabis Cowboys,” an
insider's view of a 36-hour sting operation to destroy marijuana crops
run by drug cartels inside California national parks.
The PBS broadcast
LA: The Chandlers and Their Times, presented nationally
also earned a Peabody. It was written, directed and produced by Peter Jones.
Other entertainment Peabody
winners include ABC's sitcom Modern Family, CBS' The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (specifically the host's
interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu) and HBO's The No. 1 Ladies'
National Public Radio was honored for its Web
The Peabodys recognize
achievement and public service by TV and radio stations, networks,
producing organizations, individuals and the Internet. The awards are presented by the Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the
University of Georgia, which announced the winners Wednesday.
An awards ceremony, hosted by Diane Sawyer, is scheduled for May 17 in New York. The ABC News anchorwoman is also picking up a Peabody for her
work on a documentary shot in Appalachia.