Peabodys for 'SoCal Connected' and 'Inventing L.A.'

This year's Peabody Awards, which the broadcasters really value, include KCET's SoCal Connected for its story Up in Smoke, about Los Angeles having more medical-marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks. Another local winner is "Inventing LA: The Chandlers and Their Times," the documentary for PBS by Peter Jones Productions. LA Observed contributor Bill Boyarsky wrote the book that accompanies the documentary.

Noted: Former L.A. Times Metro reporter Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson won a Peabody for her reports from Afghanistan for National Public Radio.

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