Thursday, April 1, 2010

Craig Ferguson: Peabody winner

"The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" aren't the only Peabody-winning late night shows -- "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" is the latest to score the prestigious prize for excellence in broadcasting. The host won for his interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, which was praised by the committee: "As this fascinating, often funny interview attests, the Scottish-born Ferguson has made late-night television safe again for ideas." You can watch the interview on YouTube (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3).

NBC's "Late Night with David Letterman" won a Peabody in 1991, with the committee citing it as "the leader in late night television in creativity, humor and innovation." Johnny Carson won a personal award in 1985, for his "contributions... to television, to humor, and to America." ABC's "Nightline" has received numerous Peabodys over the years.


  1. Anonymous said...

    It's about time someone with the ability to hand over a statue (or a medallion in this case) noticed that, while the late-night wars are raging, there's only one guy making truly great television.

  2. Keonyn said...

    Definitely the most deserving host on Late Night, glad to see Craig get some much deserved recognition.

  3. ness said...