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April 4, 2014 | By Public Programs Staff

Two recent NEH-funded documentaries received Peabody awards this year.

Latino Americans: The 500 Year Legacy that Reshaped a Nation chronicles the arrival and lives of Latinos in the United States in the last 200 years--a story of people, politics, and culture from 1800 to 2000.

Executive Producers for WETA
Jeff Beiber & Dalton Delan

Executive Producer for LPB
Sandie Viquez Pedlow

Executive Producer for ITVS
Jo Fifer

Many Rivers to Cross explores the full sweep of the African American experience--from the early 1500s when the first slaves arrived on the North American mainland with the Spanish to 2008 when Barack Obama was elected as the United States' 44th President--to uncover the diversity of political opinions, social perspectives, and ethnic origins that have defined and continue to define black culture and society.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Executive Producer, Writer, Presenter

Peter W. Kunhardt
Executive Producer

Dyllan McGee
Executive Producer

Julie Anderson
Executive Producer
Executive Producer of Documentaries and Development, WNET

The George Foster Peabody Awards program, named for businessman and philanthropist George Peabody, recognizes distinguished and meritorious public service by radio and television stations, networks, online media, producing organizations, and individuals.

Latino Americans received a development and a production grant, and Many Rivers to Cross received a production grant.