Other winners include the BBC's dramatic reconstruction "The Day that Lehman Died" and National Public Radio's Web site.
The awards announced Wednesday at the University of Georgia recognize excellence in radio, television, cable and electronic media but have no specific categories.
The University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in Athens has administered the Peabodys since the program's inception in 1940.
The awards recognize achievement and public service by TV and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the Internet.
Complete list of 2009 Peabody Award winners for broadcasting excellence in news and entertainment:
"Modern Family" (ABC), Twentieth Century Fox Television in association with Levitan Lloyd Productions
"The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: An Evening with Archbishop Desmond Tutu" (CBS), Worldwide Pants, Inc.
"Noodle Road: Connecting Asia's Kitchens" (KBS1 TV), Korean Broadcasting System
"A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains" (ABC), ABC News
SesameStreet.org, Sesame Workshop
"BBC World News America: Unique Broadcast, Unique Perspective" (BBC America), BBC World News America, BBC America
"The Cost of Dying" (CBS), CBS News 60 Minutes
"Independent Lens: Between the Folds" (PBS), Green Fuse Films, ITVS
"Glee" (FOX), Twentieth Century Fox Television
"The OxyContin Express" (Current TV), Vanguard on Current TV
npr.org, National Public Radio (http://www.npr.org)
Diane Rehm, Personal Award, talk show now available to National Public Radio listeners after decades on Washington's WAMU-FM
"The Day that Lehman Died" (BBC World Service), a Goldhawk Essential Production/BBC World Service Production
"In Treatment" (HBO), Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions and Sheleg in association with HBO Entertainment
"Inventing LA: The Chandlers and Their Times" (PBS), Peter Jones Productions
"No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" (HBO), Mirage Enterprises and Cinechicks in association with The Weinstein Company, BBC and HBO Entertainment
"Sabotaging the System" (CBS), CBS News 60 Minutes
"Brick City" (Sundance Channel), Sundance Channel, Brick City TV LLC
"Thrilla in Manila" (HBO), Darlow Smithson Production, HBO Sports, HBO Documentary Films
"FRONTLINE: The Madoff Affair" (PBS), FRONTLINE, RAINmedia
"I-Witness: Ambulansiyang de Paa" (GMA Network), GMA Network, Inc., Philippines
"Independent Lens: The Order of Myths" (PBS), Folly River, Inc., Netpoint Productions, Lucky Hat Entertainment, ITVS
"Hard Times" (OPB Radio), Oregon Public Broadcasting
"Iran & the West", Brook Lapping Productions for the BBC in association with National Geographic Channel, France 3, NHK, VPRO, SVT, RTBF, VRT, NRK, SRC/CBC, DRTV SBS, YLE, TVP and Press TV
"Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson: Covering Afghanistan" (NPR), National Public Radio
"The Great Textbook War" (West Virginia Public Broadcasting), Terry Kay Productions
"Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools Are Failing Black Students" (KLCC Radio), Nancy Solomon
"Endgame" (PBS), Daybreak/Channel 4/Target Entertainment, Presented on PBS/MASTERPIECE by WGBH Boston
"Sichuan Earthquake: One Year On" (Now-Broadband TV News Channel), Now-TV News, Hong Kong
"BART Shooting" (KTVU-TV), KTVU, Oakland, Calif.
"American Masters: Jerome Robbins — Something to Dance About" (PBS), Thirteen/WNET
"Chronicle: Paul's Gift" (WYFF-TV), WYFF 4, Greenville, S.C.
"Under Fire: Discrimination and Corruption in the Texas National Guard" (KHOU-TV), KHOU-TV, Houston, Tex., Belo, Inc.
"Derrion Albert Beating" (WFLD-TV), FOX Chicago News: WFLD-TV and myfoxchicago.com
"Where Giving Life Is a Death Sentence" (BBC America), BBC World News America, BBC America, BBC World News
"Up in Smoke" (KCET-TV), KCET, Los Angeles
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