NEW YORK (AP) — HBO has won two Peabody Awards, including one for a documentary on James Brown, while PBS' "Frontline," ''American Experience" and "POV" series as well as Netflix and Cartoon Network were also among the documentary, education and public service winners of the 74th annual Peabody Awards for electronic media announced Thursday by the Peabody program at the University of Georgia.
HBO's "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown" was joined by another HBO documentary "The Newburgh Sting," about four New Jersey men enticed into a terrorist plot by an FBI informant (produced by Covert Productions in association with HBO Documentary Films and Impact Partners).
Another winner, "COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey," was aired by the National Geographic Channel and Fox, while an "Independent Lens" entry, "Brakeless," explored a train crash and the public's obsession with ever-faster travel. Netflix's "Virgunga" investigated Congolese gamekeepers' efforts to save gorillas.
Public service honorees included the BBC World Service's multiplatform conveyance of news and information about the Ebola outbreak and "Entre el Abandono y el Rechazo (Between Abandonment and Rejection)," Univision's reporting about the thousands of unaccompanied Latin American children seeking asylum in the United States.
Children's programming honored included Disney Junior's preschooler series "Doc McStuffins" and Cartoon Network's "Adventure Time."