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‘Peabody Decades’ series continues exploring UGA’s TV-radio collection

The “Peabody Decades” continues Jan. 28 with a screening of the film Green Eyes, a 1977 Peabody Award winner about a Vietnam veteran (played by actor Paul Winfield) who returns to Saigon searching for the biracial child he left behind.

Presented by the George Foster Peabody Awards and the Peabody Collection, “The Peabody Decades” will proceed chronologically, twice monthly, through April. February films will focus on the 1980s; March films will focus on the 1990s, and April films will focus on the 2000s.

All screenings will start at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. Refreshments will be served from 6:30-7 p.m. at the multi-clip events.

The 2014 “Peabody Decades” schedule for the remainder of spring semester includes:

• Feb. 11-“America in the 1980s: That’s Legit”: Clips from Cheers, Hill Street Blues, Motown Returns to the Apollo, Live Aid coverage and more.

• Feb. 25-1980s movie: An Early Frost. Aiden Quinn stars in the first major film to deal with HIV-AIDS.

• March 4-“America in the 1990s: Defining Women”: Clips from Ellen, Roseanne, Oprah, Sex and the City, Murphy Brown and more.

• March 25-1990s film: Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern. This documentary follows a farm family’s struggle to hold on to its land and lifestyle.

• April 15-“America in the 2000s: I Couldn’t Look Away”: Clips of 9/11 coverage, Hurricane Katrina, The Sopranos, The Daily Show and more.

All screenings are free and open to the public.