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Peabody Awards to take glitzy turn; comedian Fred Armisen set to host
Peabody Awards to take glitzy turn; comedian Fred Armisen set to host

When "The Colbert Report" won its first George Foster Peabody Award in 2008, Stephen Colbert described it as "the award they would have given Shakespeare if Shakespeare had written local news." It's true that trophies given out by the University of Georgia pay tribute to broadcast journalists who toil in places like Fort Myers, Fla.; New Britain, Conn.; and Cleveland. But they also recognize many of the glamorous scripted TV hits too, such as "Scandal," "Mad Men" and "Orange Is the New Black." And these days whenever there are stars and a red carpet, there are TV cameras. For the second straight year, fledgling cable network Pivot...

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