The New Orleans-based series “Treme,” currently shooting its third season in the city, has been honored with a George Foster Peabody award.
The winners of the 71st annual awards were announced Wednesday morning.
Judges singled out the HBO series for its depiction of post-Katrina life in the city.
“The storylines snake and swoop like an unhurried jazz jam in this rich drama in which everyday people get on with life in post-Katrina New Orleans,” wrote the judges.
The award honors the series’ second season. Created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer, it premiered in 2010. Season three is set to premiere this fall.
38 winners in all were announced. Other Peabody winners of note included CBS News, CNN, several PBS productions, independent producers and production companies, as well as KING-TV, WWL-TV’s sister station in Seattle.
Winners will be formally presented May 21 in New York.