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'Game of Thrones,' 'Colbert Report' among Peabody winners

April 4, 2012 |  1:33 pm

"Game of Thrones," "Homeland," "Portlandia," "Treme," "Parks and Recreation" and "The Colbert Report" were among the TV programs named as Peabody Award winners
"Game of Thrones," "Homeland," "Portlandia," "Treme," "Parks and Recreation" and "The Colbert Report" were among the TV programs named as Peabody Award winners Wednesday morning by the Peabody board at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The awards celebrate the best in electronic media for the year.

In the news category, CNN and Al Jazeera's breaking news coverage of the Arab Spring uprisings was honored, along with the "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute," "StoryCorps 9/11" on NPR, reporting from inside Syria on "CBS Evening News," and the documentaries "Bhutto," "Earth Made of Glass" and "Rebirth."

The musical showcase series "Austin City Limits" and the game show "Jeopardy" were also among the winners.

This is the second Peabody for Colbert, who was singled out for his segments on his "super PAC," known as Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow.

The awards are to be presented at a luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City on May 21. Patrick Stewart is to be the emcee.

Click here for the complete list of honorees.

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-- Patrick Kevin Day

Photo: Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister in "Game of Thrones." Credit: Helen Sloan / HBO

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