NEW YORK, April 5, 2006 -- "South Park," COMEDY CENTRAL's unique animated series, has been honored with a prestigious George Foster Peabody Award in the 65th Annual Peabody Awards competition, it was announced today. "South Park," the irreverent animated hit that broke the mold on adult cartoons, burst on the scene in 1997 and immediately became COMEDY CENTRAL's highest rated show where it remains today, nearly ten years later.

In announcing the winning programs, the Peabody committee cited "South Park" as "COMEDY CENTRAL`s notoriously rude, undeniably fearless lampoon of all that is self-important and hypocritical in American life, regardless of race, creed, color or celebrity status."