Dan Rather, whose broadcast journalism profession has spanned six a long time together with being anchor of CBS Evening News from 1982-2006, has been given the Peabody Career Achievement Award.
The honor, which the Peabody group mentioned is reserved for people whose work and dedication to broadcasting and digital media have left an indelible mark on the sector and in American tradition, was introduced Tuesday. Dolly Parton introduced Rather with the award just about (see the video beneath).
Previous recipients of the profession honor embody Carol Burnett, Rita Moreno, Cicely Tyson and Sam Pollard.
Rather lined the Kennedy assassination and the civil rights motion and reported from Vietnam earlier than being named CBS’ chief anchor in 1982. He additionally was a longtime correspondent on the community’s 60 Minutes.
“Dan Rather’s exceptional profession — from native information reporter and worldwide correspondent to community anchor — is a textbook instance not simply of what high quality reporting appears to be like like, however how journalists serve democracy nicely,” mentioned Jeffrey Jones, govt director of the Peabody Awards. “Spanning over six a long time, Rather helped viewers perceive and interpret among the most traumatic historic occasions in our nation’s historical past, from the Kennedy assassination and the Vietnam War to 9/11 and extra. We are comfortable to name consideration to and have a good time his life’s work.”
The Peabodys, that are gearing as much as reveal its 30 winners June 6-9, additionally mentioned as we speak that it’s recognizing TV Rain (recognized in Russian as Dozhd) might be acknowledged with the Peabody Journalistic Integrity Award, which “honors the sustained achievement of the best skilled requirements of journalism, in addition to private integrity in reporting the information in difficult occasions.” TV Rain was was Russia’s final impartial TV channel earlier than it was shut down in March for its criticism of President Vladimir Putin and the invasion of Ukraine.
The Peabody Board of Jurors additionally made a particular commendation to the journalists and filmmakers who’ve risked their lives and died overlaying the violence and humanitarian crises in Ukraine. “We honor these brave storytellers killed of their line of obligation to convey the reality to the world, not simply in Ukraine, however in India, Mexico, the Philippines, and globally,” Jones mentioned.
Here’s Parton presenting Rather with the profession honor through video, which incorporates clips from his profession: