FOX's 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' Wins Peabody Award

Apr 29, 2015 7:00 AM ET

Each year, the Peabody Awards recognize the most distinguished and meritorious works in radio and television, and this year, FOX's Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey took home top honors in the Education Documentary category for its "dazzling visual tour of the final frontier and its energetic evangelizing for science."

Cosmos, produced by Fuzzy Door Productions and Cosmos Studios, Inc. and broadcast on FOX and the National Geographic Channel, features renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson guiding viewers through the mysteries and grandeur of the universe, with the help of state-of-the-art digital effects. The series aired in the spring of 2014, with Fox organizing the largest international rollout in television history, across 181 countries and nearly 50 languages. 135 million viewers tuned in over the course of the series.

"An update of Carl Sagan's famous series for the age of CGI, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos is not only an educational, eye-popping, near-psychedelic tour of our universe and beyond, it's a passionate brief on behalf of science itself," the Awards said.

The Peabody organization is housed at University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, and it recognizes excellence in the work of radio and television stations, networks, webcasters, podcasters, producing organizations, and individuals.

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