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Awards

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WETA has won more than 500 awards for its productions, co-productions, presentations and projects, including Primetime Emmys, George Foster Peabody Awards, and duPont-Columbia Journalism Awards.

 

The following are among the honors WETA has received in the past two years:

 

National television awards

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences: Primetime Emmy Award

  • THE WAR
  • America at a Crossroads: Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience
  • The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Political Turmoil
  • The Mysterious Human Heart
  • Great Performances in America: Dance in America: "Swan Lake" with American Ballet Theatre
  • The Jewish Americans

 

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences: Creative Arts Emmy Award

  • The National Parks: America's Best Idea

 

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences: Business and Financial Reporting Emmy Award

  • PBS NewsHour: Faces Behind the Numbers

 

Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award

  • America at a Crossroads: JIHAD: The Men and Ideas Behind Al Qaeda
  • The Jewish Americans
  • Through Deaf Eyes

 

George Foster Peabody Awards

  • The Jewish Americans
  • Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal

 

Organization for American Historians: Erik Barnouw Prize

  • Through Deaf Eyes
  • The Jewish Americans

 

Columbus International Film + Video Festival

  • The Jewish Americans

 

CINE Golden Eagle Award

  • The National Parks: America's Best Idea
  • PBS NewsHour: Toxic Trailers
  • PBS NewsHour: South Africa Looks to Set New Course in HIV/AIDS Fight
  • PBS NewsHour: TB Thrives Among South Africa's HIV-Positive Population
  • Through Deaf Eyes
  • America at a Crossroads: Struggle for the Soul of Islam: Inside Indonesia
  • America at a Crossroads: Security versus Liberty: The Other War
  • America at a Crossroads: Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience
  • America at a Crossroads: JIHAD: The Men and Ideas Behind Al Qaeda
  • America at a Crossroads: Gangs of Iraq
  • America at a Crossroads: Europe's 9/11
  • America at a Crossroads: STAND UP: Muslim American Comics Come of Age
  • The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Emissions Exchange
  • The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Race Against Time
  • The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Battling Alzheimer's
  • The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Crisis in Darfur
  • The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Death Is on Hold/Connecting With Kids
  • The Jewish Americans
  • Reading Rockets: Lauching Young Readers: A Chance to Read

 

Audio Publishers Association Audie Award

  • The National Parks: America's Best Idea

 

J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism: Knight-Batten Award for Innovation in Journalism

  • PBS NewsHour: Patchwork Nation

 

National Association for Media Literacy Education: Media Literate Media Award

  • PBS NewsHour: NewsHour Media Unit and Online NewsHour Extra!

 

National Headliner Award

  • PBS NewsHour: The Fragile States Series

 

Society of Environmental Journalists Award

  • PBS NewsHour: Louisiana Landfills

 

Parents' Choice Award

  • Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers

Local television awards

National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter NATAS - Board of Governors Award

  • Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal

 

National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter NATAS - Emmy Award

  • Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal
  • Washington in the '60s
  • Washington National Cathedral - WETA All Access
  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - WETA All Access
  • The FBI Academy - WETA All Access
  • Great Views - The WETA Guide
  • WETA Hometown Heroes
  • Air Group 16: We Came to Remember
  • Memorials - The WETA Guide

Community service awards

  • Literacy Council of Northern Virginia: Community Service Award
  • The Campagna Center: Excellence in Community Service Award

Online awards

Telly Award for Internet/Online Programs

  • Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers: Adventures in Summer Learning
  • WETA Book Studio

 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: Media Award

  • BrainLine.org

 

Interactive Media Award: Best in Class

  • BrainLine.org

 

International Academy of the Visual Arts: Silver W3 Award

  • BrainLine.org

 

The International Health and Medial Media "Freddie" Award

  • BrainLine.org

 

Web Marketing Association: WebAward

  • BrainLine.org

 

World Wide Web Health Award

  • BrainLine.org
 

Individual achievement awards

Glynda Bates

  • National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: National Capital/Chesapeake Bay Chapter: Silver Circle Induction

 

Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan

  • National Parks Conservation Association: Robin W. Winks Award for Enhancing Public Understanding of National Parks

 

Gwen Ifill

  • The Keystone Center: Spirit of Keystone Award
  • Quinnipiac University: Fred Friendly First Ammendment Award
  • Skidmore College: Honorary Doctor of Letters
  • St. Norbert College: Honorary Doctor of Laws
  • Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding: Media Bridge-Builder Award

 

Ray Suarez

  • National Association of Hispanic Journalists: Hall of Fame Induction

 

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