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The Cable Center to digitize cable's 'Peabody' award winners

Mon, 02/24/2003 - 7:00pm
Jeff Baumgartner

The Cable Center said it will digitize and archive 55 Peabody Award-winning programs created by cable programmers.

The Center is making that project possible via a one-year pilot agreement with The George Foster Peabody Awards. The University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications will administer the digitization program.

The Peabody Award recognizes "distinguished achievement and meritorious service" by radio and television networks, cable TV organizations and individuals.

The Denver-based Cable Center said it plans to digitize all of the 55 Peabody award-winning cable titles, but will start with those for which it has secured rights.

In addition to the digitization project, The Cable Center said it will collaborate with the Peabody Awards to develop educational programs tied to the awards, including panels, research projects and presentations.

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