April 4th, 2012
PORTLANDIA wins coveted Peabody Award
Portlandia, shown on IFC, won a Peabody Award "for the freshness and amiability of its send-ups of Oregon’s trendy city," said the organization.
The Washington Post added by stating Portlandia was “a funhouse mirror reflection of Portland, Ore., a city that takes its progressivism – and its diet – very seriously. The satire is fresh, organic and cage-free.”
First presented in 1941, the George Foster Peabody Awards recognize distinguished achievement and meritorious service by broadcasters, cable and Webcasters, producing organizations, and individuals. The awards program is administered by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Selection is made each spring by the Peabody Board, a 16-member panel of distinguished academics, television critics, industry practitioners and experts in culture and the arts.
In other Portlandia news, the show was recently signed on to a third season with IFC. Also, The New York Times is reporting that co-creator Carrie Brownstein has signed with Riverhead Press to write a memoir centered around her life in music and the Olympia, Washington scene that spawned her well-loved previous band, Sleater-Kinney.