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Rolling out the red carpet.

In its 43-year history, American Public Media is proud of its nearly 1,000 broadcasting and journalism awards, including seven George Foster Peabody Awards (dubbed the "Oscar of broadcasting"), six Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards, a prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Gold Baton Award, an Alfred I. duPont- Columbia University Silver Baton and a GRAMMY Award.

Notable wins

2008, George Foster Peabody Award—On Being™, "The Ecstatic Faith of Rumi"

2008, George Foster Peabody Award—The MTT Files®

2008, Webby Award—On Being™

2007, Knight News Innovation EPpy—Public Insight Journalism®

2007, National Headliner Award—Marketplace®, "Farm Worker Shortage"

2006, Everett McKinley Dirksen Award—Marketplace®, "Power Trips: Congressional Staffers Share the Road"

2006, National Edward R. Murrow Award—American RadioWorks®, "Power Trips"

2005, Webby Award—On Being™

2003, George Foster Peabody Award—American Mavericks®

2000, Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award—American RadioWorks®, "Engineering Crops"

2001, Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award—American RadioWorks®, "Roots of Resentment in the Arab World"

2000, Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Gold Baton—American RadioWorks®, "Massacre at Cuska"

1995, George Foster Peabody—Saint Paul Sunday®

1987, GRAMMY—Garrison Keillor, "Lake Wobegon Days" (spoken word)

What the media is saying


"…The best business program on radio or television." —Columbia Journalism Review

"…delightfully quick-witted daily business show" —USA Today

A Prairie Home Companion

"…playing to sold-out houses and grateful applause." —The New York Times

"…imagination is the key, as listeners 'see' make-believe characters such as Guy Noir—a Sam Spade-like detective voiced by Keillor—and chuckle at the inspired sound effects of Tom Keith, who can evoke anything from whirring helicopter blades to dog flatulence." —The Washington Post

The Splendid Table

"…its imaginative, eclectic approach to food lures cooks and non-cooks alike." —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"…How to Eat Supper is the printed and bound extension of the radio show, so much of both designed to make listeners and readers murmur, 'I didn't know that!''' —Miami Herald

On Being

"…brimming with on-air serenity, guests share personal journeys, not agenda-filled rants." —Atlanta Journal Constitution

"…at a time when professional contrarians like Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens are doing their darnedest to take the meaning and mystery out of religion, Krista Tippett is a welcomed voice of literate faith." —The Seattle Times


"…every seat in the Meyerson was filled for a free 'Pipedreams Live!' organ program Monday night, and people were turned away." —Dallas Morning News

The MTT Files

"…blazing hot media." —Los Angeles Times

American Mavericks

"…tells complicated stories with a breezy, youthful irreverence underpinned by airtight research and writing." —Minneapolis Star Tribune