WFAA: To Catch a Peabody
The 67th Annual Peabody Awards were announced by the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism, and, today at least, WFAA-Channel 8 has something in common with 30 Rock, The Colbert Report and Project Runway. From the media release:
In a strong year for local television news, Dallas' WFAA-TV was especially potent, earning a Peabody for four reports that underscored its commitment to investigative work: "Money for Nothing" revealed slipshod lending practices by the U.S. Export-Import Bank. "The Buried and the Dead" raised questions about the state of Texas' oversight on the gas pipeline industry. "Television Justice" looked into a dubiously cozy relationship between a "To Catch a Predator" unit of "NBC Dateline" and the police in Murphy, Texas. And "Kinder Prison" explored a Homeland Security prison holding immigrant families near Austin, Texas.
So, mazel tov, WFAA. You are now officially "potent." --Robert Wilonsky
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