Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Treme wins a Peabody Award

Posted By on Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 12:00 PM

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Treme, the HBO drama about New Orleanians picking up their lives after Hurricane Katrina and the federal floods, has received a 2011 George Foster Peabody Award. The Peabody Award is one of the nation's highest honors in electronic media, and can provide broader visibility for critically acclaimed but underwatched programs. In a press release announcing the honor, the Peabody judges wrote:

The storylines snake and swoop like an unhurried jazz jam in this rich drama in which everyday people get on with life in post-Katrina New Orleans.

Creator David Simon's other critically beloved series, The Wire, won a Peabody in 2004 after its second season, just as Treme did.

The 71st annual Peabody Awards will be handed out at a May 21 luncheon in New York hosted by Patrick Stewart. The show's third season will begin this fall on HBO.

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