Sir Patrick Stewart will host the 71st Annual George Foster Peabody Awards ceremony on Monday, May 21, in New York City, it was announced today. The accompanying press release quite aptly described Stewart this way: "Peabody Award-winning star of stage and screen, Shakespeare plays and science-fiction blockbusters."

Two other points of interest: Star Trek: The Next Generation itself was recognized with a Peabody Award in 1987 for "The Big Goodbye" and Stewart will be the first actor ever to host the Peabody Awards ceremony. The Peabody Award recognizes excellence in journalism and news, documentary and public service, and in all forms of entertainment in electronic media.


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