D.L. Hughley, MLK Documentary Among This Year’s Peabody Award Winners
D.L Hughley, a documentary piecing together rare footage of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, and the HBO documentary The Loving Story about the landmark case that ended the outlaw of interracial marriage were among the winners of the 72nd Annual Peabody Awards. The award recognizes outstanding films by broadcasters, individuals, and other film makers.
D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List, a satirical documentary that sought to get “American black men the same EPA protections afforded snail darters” and aired on Comedy Central, Louie, and Girls were some of the few comedies honored. Many of the winners were documentaries, like The Loving Story and MLK: The Assassination Tapes, which aired on the Smithsonian Channel. Broadcast journalism was also honored, including CNN and its coverage of the war in Syria and Homs, and CBS News and 60 Minutes which was recognized for its report on a Congolese orchestra and choral group, “Joy In The Congo.” The full list of winners is available here.
I don’t know about you, but I’m going to make a point of seeing many of these winning films and reports, particularly The Loving Story, if only because the images are so moving. Can you believe this was even a Supreme Court case in 1967?