Jeff Labrecque
March 31, 2011 AT 03:21 PM EDT

The Good Wife, HBO’s The Pacific, and Justified were among the record 39 recipients of the 70th Annual Peabody Awards, which honor the best in electronic media. “For 70 years the Peabody Award has defined excellence in electronic media,” said Horace Newcomb, director of the Peabody Awards. “This list of Peabody recipients continues the commitment of the University of Georgia and the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the stewards of the award. With that commitment, we challenge media makers and distributors to reach higher, try harder and be ever mindful of their central role in public life.”

Recipients included:

The Pacific (HBO)

Men of a Certain Age (TNT)

Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian (Independent Lens)

The Moth Radio Hour

“Report on a New Generation of Migrant Workers in China” (Hong Kong’s Phoenix InfoNews Channel)

BBC Four’s presentation of Xoliswa Sithole’s secretly-filmed documentary about the abysmal living conditions of her homeland’s youngest citizens.

The Good Wife (CBS)

Justified (FX)

Sherlock: A Study in Pink (Masterpiece/Mystery!)

Temple Grandin (HBO)

Degrassi, “My Body Is a Cage,” a two-part episode that dealt sensitively and forthrightly with a transgender teenager.

LennonNYC (American Masters)

Elia Kazan: A Letter to Elia (American Masters)

William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible (Art21)

Macbeth (Great Performances)

Radiolab (WNYC)

Lucia’s Letter (WNYC)

The Promised Land with Majora Carter (WNYC)

Trafficked (Youth Radio)

Covering Pakistan: War, Flood and Social Issues (NPR)

Behind the Bail Bond System (NPR)

Seeking Justice for Campus Rapes (NPR)

Reality Check: Where Are the Jobs? (WTHR-TV)

Who Killed Doc? (KSTP-TV)

Bitter Lessons (WFAA-TV)

The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today (WILL-TV)

C-Span’s new Video Library — a free, searchable website uploaded with every program the public-affairs channel has televised since 1987

CNN, for its coverage of the Gulf Oil Spill

If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise

Wonders of the Solar System with Brian Cox

Magic and Bird: A Courtship of Rivals

30 for 30, a collection of documentaries commissioned by ESPN

My Lai (American Experience)

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

The Wounded Patrol (FRONTLINE)

The Cost of War: Traumatic Brain Injury; Coming Home a Different Person (Washington Post)

For Neda (HBO)

12th and Delaware (HBO)

Burma VJ (HBO)

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