Peabody Awards handed out

For the second year in a row, HBO’s The Sopranos and NBC’s The West Wing have received the prestigious Peabody Award. NBC Today show anchor Katie Couric also received a Peabody for a report on colon cancer, during which she underwent a colonoscopy. Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Indecision 2000, Fox’s Malcolm in the Middle, a 60 Minutes II report about AIDS in Africa and a 48 Hours report about the deaths of six Massachusetts firefighters were among the other shows honored by the University of Georgia’s Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, which bestows the Peabody Awards for distinguished efforts in broadcasting annually.