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
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Observer's biggest stories.
- What's a Neighborhood Plus, Anyway?
Sun., Oct. 11, 3:25pm
Tue., Oct. 13, 7:30pm
Thu., Oct. 15, 6:30pm
Fri., Oct. 16, 7:05pm
- Ken Paxton Wants Dan Patrick to Do Scary Things to Women
- Swiss Preservationists Protested One Wedding House but Defend Another