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'Glee' and 'Modern Family' win Peabody Awards

March 31, 2010 |  9:59 am

Peabody AwardFreshman hits "Glee" and "Modern Family" were among the three dozen recipients of Peabody Awards, which "recognize distinguished achievement and meritorious public service." These kudos, now in their 68th year, are decided by a 16-member panel drawn from academia, critics and experts in the arts and are administered by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

"Modern Family" was cited as a "wily, witty comedy [that] puts quirky, contemporary twists in family ties but maintains an old-fashioned heart," while "Glee" was called "dependably tuneful and entertaining," and it was noted "the musical dramedy that revolves around the motley members of a high-school choral club hit especially high notes with episodes such as 'Wheels,' about the daily struggles of a wheelchair-bound singer."

The awards will be presented on May 17.


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Photo credit: Peabody Awards

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