ABC NEWS WINS A PEABODY AWARD FOR "HOPKINS"
Award Recognizes Seven-Part Documentary Series
ABC News won a Peabody Award for the documentary series "Hopkins," the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication announced today. The Peabody Board, who made the selections, said the winners represent "the best in electronic media for 2008."
Nearly eight years after the critically acclaimed series, "Hopkins 24/7," ABC News returned to Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital for a new seven-part documentary entitled "Hopkins," which delved even deeper into the world of caregivers at this hospital. Hopkins offered a rare look at the impact this high pressure profession can have on doctors' personal lives. For four months, ABC News' high definition cameras had unparalleled access to this legendary hospital and to more than a hundred caregivers and patients who gave their consent to be filmed. Hopkins captured astounding scenes of medical crisis, with young doctors forced to make life and death decisions on the fly. The result was a stunningly intimate portrait of the men and women who called this hospital home. Hopkins premiered Thursday, June 26, 2008.
Terence Wrong was producer and executive producer. Brad Hebert and Alex Piper were supervising producers. Rudy Bednar was senior executive producer.
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