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Athens screening of ‘Peabody Presents: Stories of the Year’ to be held Sept. 9

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Monica Kaufman Pearson

Peabody will host a screening of FX’s Peabody Presents: Stories of the Year, a one-hour telecast featuring Hasan Minhaj and fellow Peabody winners discussing critical social issues, on Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Ciné on 234 Hancock Ave.

Open free to the public, the event will include a question-and-answer session with Monica Kaufman Pearson, current member of the Peabody Board of Jurors, retired anchor for WSB-TV and University of Georgia alumna. The Peabody Awards are based out of UGA’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass ­Communication.

Peabody Presents: Stories of the Year focuses on award-winning diverse narratives that tackle pressing social issues. Moderated by Minhaj, the roundtable discussion intertwines conversations with footage from the 78th annual Peabody Awards ceremony in May.

In addition to Minhaj, participants includes Steven ­Canals, co-­creator, executive producer and writer of FX’s Pose; Paula Lavigne, ESPN investigative reporter for Spartan Silence: Crisis at Michigan State; Terence Nance, filmmaker and creator of HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness; and Tracy Heather Strain, director and writer of the PBS/WNET documentary Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart.