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2007 Peabody Awards presentation ceremony to be screened Sept. 5

The George Foster Peabody Awards will screen the video of this year’s New York Peabody Awards presentation ceremony on Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. in Room 102 of the Student Learning Center.

The ceremony was taped June 4 in the grand ballroom of the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel, with nearly 1,000 recipients and guests in attendance and HBO/NBC sportscaster Bob Costas serving as emcee.

The screening is free and open to all, on campus and off, but students and faculty who served as preliminary judges of this year’s Peabody entries are especially encouraged to attend.

The video includes the opening “Tribute to Winners” montage, remarks by UGA President Michael F. Adams, Peabody Board Chair Meryl Marshall-Daniels, Peabody Director Horace Newcomb and the individual citing of this year’s Peabody honorees.

Those accepting Peabody medallions for work that debuted in calendar year 2006 include Spike Lee, producer/director of When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, a documentary about Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of New Orleans; Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence and star Zack Braff; and cartoonist Aaron McGruder, creator of The Boondocks.