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TED2013 speakers win Peabody Awards

Posted by: Kate Torgovnick May

Peabody-Awards
Congratulations to the winners of the 72nd annual Peabody Awards! All of you have created incredible work that adds so much to the landscape of radio, television and electronic media. But TED would like to raise our glasses to toast two winners in particular.

At TED2013, multimedia producer Jacky Myint shared the storytelling process that went into creating “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek,” which combines traditional reporting with beautiful and eerie video. Now, The New York Times has been awarded a Peabody for the feature, with the organization applauding the unusual package for being, “A spectacular example of the potential of digital-age storytelling.”

The day after Myint spoke at TED, Ben Affleck introduced the Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste, who’d flown all the way from the Congo to perform the composition “Luba.” Now 60 Minutes has been awarded a Peabody for their piece “Joy in the Congo,” about this incredible group that sounds “a note of hope for a war-ravaged nation.” While the episode originally aired in March of 2012, it will get an encore this weekend with new footage from TED2013.