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Wed Apr 4, 2012, 03:57 PM

Stephen Colbert Wins Peabody Award for SuperPAC Satire [View all]

Source: Reuters

Stephen Colbert wins Peabody Award for SuperPAC satire
Wed Apr 4, 2012 3:11pm EDT

(Reuters) - Comedy show "The Colbert Report" won a prestigious Peabody Award on Wednesday for its segments on SuperPACs, in which host Stephen Colbert launched his own SuperPAC as a satirical protest against political spending.

The Peabodys, the oldest in broadcasting, recognize excellence in television and radio broadcasting, as well as by webcasters, producing organizations and individuals.

It was the second Peabody for "The Colbert Report," Comedy Central's satirical look at current events and the news.

"Launching his own SuperPAC as a satirical protest against megabucks politics, Colbert mixed cerebral comedy with inspired sight gags, interviews and preposterously funny monologues," the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, which administers the awards, said in a statement.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE83314Y20120404?irpc=932

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