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'Star Trek' star to host UGA's Peabody Awards

ATHENS, Ga. -- Sir Patrick Stewart, a Peabody Award-winner who played Jean-Luc Picard in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and Professor Charles Xavier in the "X-Men" films, will host the 71st annual George Foster Peabody Awards presented by the University of Georgia, reports the Athens Banner-Herald.

Winners of the Peabody Awards for original broadcast, cablecast and webcast programs presented in 2011 will be announced April 4 from UGA. The awards ceremony is May 21 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, the paper reported.

The Peabody is the oldest award in broadcasting. The award recognizes excellence and meritorious work by radio and television stations, networks, webcasters, producing organizations and individuals.

The awards are administered by the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.


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