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WGAE Members Selected As Peabody Award Winners

April 2, 2009

The awards keep coming in for Writers Guild, East members. WGAE members were among the recently named winners of the 2008 Peabody Award. 

Saturday Night Live is being awarded for political satire which, the Peabody ’s say, “ stole the election-year thunder from its satirical competition on cable and may have swayed the race itself.”

John Rubin is being recognized for the Ape Genius episode of Nova on PBS. The Peabody ’s describe Ape Genius as “a synthesis of the latest research on the intelligence and creative capacity of gorillas and other great apes, this stimulating documentary also explored what it means to be human.”

The WGAE congratulates our members – the writers of Saturday Night Live and John Rubin – on this great honor. We also congratulate all the winners for work well done.

The Peabody Awards, the oldest awards in broadcasting, recognize excellence and meritorious work by radio and television stations, networks, web casters, producing organizations and individuals. The awards are administered by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia .

To see a complete list of the 2008 winners, click here.