Sir David Attenborough To Receive Peabody Award

The Peabody Awards at the University of Georgia announced individual and institutional award winners today, the first on a diverse list of 2014 honorees that will be revealed over the next two weeks.

Sir David Attenborough, the British naturalist and conservationist, was cited for his illustrious, six-decade career as a host and producer of natural-history programs, while Afropop Worldwide, a long-running public radio series that explores the international manifestations and influence of African, African-American and Afro-Caribbean music, was chosen for an institutional Peabody.

Peabody recipients from the entertainment field will be announced live on ABC’s Good Morning America on Thursday (April 16) during the broadcast’s 8:30-8:45 a.m. segment. News and radio winners will be announced on April 20 on the Peabody website,>, as will winners in documentary, public service, education and children’s programming on April 23.

“The Peabodys are delighted this year to recognize two international icons, a pioneering natural-history documentarian and a radio show that celebrates the global language of music,” said Dr. Jeffrey P. Jones, director of the awards program.

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