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’60 Minutes,’ ABC News Celebrated at Peabody Awards

“Quality can conquer and this is the big proof today,” “ABC World News” anchor Diane Sawyer said as she began her hosting duties at the 2010 Peabody Awards in Manhattan. Journalists, documentary-filmmakers, and entertainers gathered for the 69th iteration of the event, which seeks to recognize “distinguished achievement and meritorious public service” in the media.

CBS’ “60 Minutes” took home two awards for two separate segments, both of which were reported by Steve Kroft: “Sabotaging the System” and “The Co$t of Dying.” In his two acceptance speeches, Kroft took a somber tone and explained that the reports concerned two major problems of which the public should remain mindful.

ABC News was recognized for a story reported by Sawyer, “Hidden America: Children of the Mountains,” about families in Central Appalachia. Producer Claire Wienraub accepted the award and said, “[The story] was two years in the making and is a real testament to ABC’s commitment to long-form journalism.”

“BBC World News America” also picked up two awards. One for Lyse Doucet‘s reporting on maternal mortality in Afghanistan and another overall for the program’s international coverage.

Among the non-news winners today were the primetime shows “Glee” and “Modern Family,” the casts for both of which were also in attendance at the Waldorf Astoria.

We caught up with Sawyer before the event and she told us it was a “great honor” to both host and receive an award. We also asked her if the recent restructuring at ABC News would have an effect on in-depth stories like the one ABC was recognized for today:

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“60 Minutes,” BBC, ABC Awarded Peabodys

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Diane Sawyer talks with 11-year-old Erica in the Peabody award-winning ABC News documentary “A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains.”

The CBS News program “60 Minutes” and BBC World News America have each won two prestigious Peabody awards. In addition, the Diane Sawyer-reported “A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains,” is also being awarded a Peabody.

The “60 Minutes” awards both go to reports from correspondent Steve Kroft. “The Cost of Dying” about the cost of end-of-life medical care and “Sabotaging the System” about the scourge of cyber-threats and America’s readiness to defend against them.

BBC World News America will be presented an award for its “unique broadcast.” “A nightly newscast like none the United States has ever had,” write the Peabody organizers. Correspondent Lyse Doucet is also being awarded a Peabody for reporting from Afghanistan’s rugged Badakshan province.

Sawyer, whose Appalachia documentary “reminds us that not all critical problems lie in ‘developing’ nations,” write the organizers, also hosts this year’s awards ceremony on May 17.

Other non-news winners: “Glee,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “Modern Family.”

Click continued to see the complete list of recipients. Also, an internal email from CBS News and Sports boss Sean McManus.
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Diane Sawyer talks with 11-year-old Erica in the Peabody award-winning ABC News documentary “A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains.”

The CBS News program “60 Minutes” and BBC World News America have each won two prestigious Peabody awards. In addition, the Diane Sawyer-reported “A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains,” is also being awarded a Peabody.

The “60 Minutes” awards both go to reports from correspondent Steve Kroft. “The Cost of Dying” about the cost of end-of-life medical care and “Sabotaging the System” about the scourge of cyber-threats and America’s readiness to defend against them.

BBC World News America will be presented an award for its “unique broadcast.” “A nightly newscast like none the United States has ever had,” write the Peabody organizers. Correspondent Lyse Doucet is also being awarded a Peabody for reporting from Afghanistan’s rugged Badakshan province.

Sawyer, whose Appalachia documentary “reminds us that not all critical problems lie in ‘developing’ nations,” write the organizers, also hosts this year’s awards ceremony on May 17.

Other non-news winners: “Glee,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “Modern Family.”

Click continued to see the complete list of recipients. Also, an internal email from CBS News and Sports boss Sean McManus.

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Inside Washington’s RTCA Dinner

Politicians and journalists descended upon the Washington Convention Center last night for the 2010 Radio and TV Correspondent’s Association dinner.

We spoke to CNN’s Candy Crowley who was looking forward to sharing the table with Kathy Griffin, but thought the crowd noise might be a problem. She told us, “I’m worried I won’t be able to hear her… Oh wait, what am I saying?”

CNN’s main table had Griffin, Crowley, John King, and Dana Bash as well as King’s invited guest: Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA). TVNewser, was a guest of CNN and at the table next to us, we spotted the Fox Newsers Brit Hume and Bret Baier, fresh from his interview with the president. Also, RNC Chair Michael Steele, and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Meanwhile, former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff and the Rev. Jesse Jackson brushed past each other nearby. Miss America was even there.

Pres. Obama sent a funny taped message apologizing to the crowd of media industry pros who he characterized as “following me incessantly and waiting for me to screw up.”

Vice President Joe Biden appeared in place of the president and delivered a handful of hit-or-miss zingers. He told the story of St. Patrick who chased the snakes from Ireland, and said, “There were no snakes. He made that up. That’s why he’s the patron saint of Fox News.” Biden joked that “the only media outlet that ever gave me a fair shake in this town was Amtrak Magazine.”

CBS News’ Bill Plante presented the Joan S. Barone award to NPR. While BBC News correspondent Lyse Doucet was presented the David Bloom Award for her reporting in Afghanistan.

Comedian Joe Wong was the evening’s entertainment and made some new fans in the crowd. Afterward, TVNewser stopped by the “BBC World News America” party where everyone from David Shuster to Wolf Blitzer to a stylin’ Roland Martin were enjoying themselves.

FishbowlDC’s Betsy Rothstein was invited to the Fox News pre-party and has the full scoop on that bash.

In between bites we pulled out the FlipCam. See how many newsers you can spot:

• More photos after the jump….

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