CNNís Godís Warriors Scores Prestigious George Foster Peabody Award
CNN Worldwide received a George Foster Peabody Award for CNN Presents: Godís Warriors, it was announced today by the University of Georgiaís Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. For CNNís 11th Peabody, the judges praised CNNís chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour and the documentary for a detailed examination of the political influence of Christianity, Islam and Judaism.
ďWe are pleased that the Peabody panel has once again honored CNN with one of the most prestigious journalism awards in the industry,Ē said Jon Klein, president of CNN/U.S. ďThis award pays tribute to the power and effectiveness of Godís Warriors to illuminate the intersection of politics, extremism and faith in each of these three religions. It also honors one of the worldís top journalists, Christiane Amanpour, as well as the award-winning producers from CNNís documentary unit.Ē
For Godís Warriors, a three-part, six-hour television event aired across CNNís U.S. and international networks in August 2007, Christiane Amanpour traveled to six countries to report this epic documentary.
A critical and ratings success, Godís Warriors was watched by approximately 15 million cumulative viewers in the U.S. The documentary was also honored with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciencesí inaugural Television Academy Honor, a National Headliner award and a Gracie Allen award among others.
The honor marks the 11th Peabody win for CNN for its journalistic excellence and the fourth win for Amanpour specifically. She won her first Peabody in 1993 for her distinctive reports from such crisis hot spots as Bosnia and Somalia and was personally cited again in 1998 for her international reports for both CNN and CBSís 60 Minutes. In 1995, she was cited for her narration for the Discovery Channelís Yugoslavia: Death of Nation.
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