NEH-supported Projects Win Peabody Awards

April 9, 2012

The 71st annual George Foster Peabody Award winners were released, and three NEH-supported documentary films are among the winners: American Experience's Freedom Riders, about the hundreds of Civil Rights activists who challenged segregation in interstate transport in the American South during the spring and summer of 1961; American Masters' Charles and Ray Eames—The Architect and the Painter, on the husband and wife design team; and POV's My Perestroika, that examines how Russians experienced the social, political, and economic changes that accompanied the fall of communism in the 1980s. Click here for more information on the Peabody Awards.

Funding information

WGBH Educational Foundation received an NEH grant for a multiplatform media project, including the documentary film Freedom Riders.

Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc. received an NEH grant for a one-hour television documentary, My Perestroika.

Catticus Corporation received two NEH grants to script and produce a 90-minute film, Charles and Ray Eames—The Architect and the Painter.