The Colbert Report Wins Peabody Award In the 67th Annual Peabody Awards Competition

"The Colbert Report," COMEDY CENTRAL's nightly talk show in which Stephen Colbert gives his take on the issues of the day and, more importantly, tells viewers why everyone else's take is just plain wrong, has been honored with a prestigious George Foster Peabody Award in the 67th Annual Peabody Awards competition, it was announced today.
Considered the broadcast and cable industry's most prestigious prize, the Peabody Awards were announced by the University of Georgia's Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, which has administered the Peabody Award program since its inception in 1940. The awards will be presented at a luncheon ceremony to be held at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City on June 16, to be hosted by NBC News' Brian Williams.
"I proudly accept this award and begrudgingly forgive the Peabody Committee for taking three years to recognize greatness. On a personal note, I'd like to say that I've long been a fan of Mr. Peabody, as well as his boy Sherman," Colbert said.

COMEDY CENTRAL had been honored previously with two Peabody Awards for the multiple Emmy-winning "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart's 'Indecision'" election-year coverage in 2000 and 2004, as well as a 2005 Peabody Award
for the network's long-running, highly-rated irreverent animated series "South Park," also a multiple Emmy-winner.

"The Colbert Report" with its 80 staffers will be heading to Philadelphia to cover the all-important Pennsylvania Democratic Primary. This marks the first time the show is broadcasting from a remote location. In the proud tradition of his Presidential Campaign, Colbert has once again courageously partnered with the first name in electoral snacking: Doritos. "The Colbert Report: Dorito's Spicy Sweet Pennsylvania Primary Coverage From Chili-Delphia — The City Of Brotherly Crunch!" will be taped at the 900-seat the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' Zellerbach Theatre on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania and will air nightly at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT from Monday, April 14 through Thursday, April 17.