Winner 2023

The Empty Grave of Comrade Bishop

The Washington Post

More than 40 years ago, Grenadian prime minister Maurice Bishop was executed alongside three members of his cabinet and four supporters. Days later, the United States invaded the Caribbean nation. The Marxist leader’s remains, and those of the seven other revolutionaries killed alongside him, were never found. The Empty Grave of Comrade Bishop investigates this national mystery on its own terms, by drawing on the voices of the people most affected by it—family members of the victims, as well as other Grenadians who lived through the era. The series presents an impressive trove of archival material, elucidating the ever-relevant international stakes of American imperialism and Black liberation. For weaving an intimate chronicle of this pivotal, enduring chapter in Caribbean history, The Empty Grave of Comrade Bishop wins a Peabody Award.

PRIMARY PRODUCTION CREDITS

Creator: Martine Powers. Showrunners: Martine Powers, Ted Muldoon. Executive Producer: Renita Jablonski. Associate Producers: Ted Muldoon, Rennie Svirnovskiy. Editors: Renita Jablonski, Sarah Childress. Talent or Reporter/Correspondent: Martine Powers. Photography: Jabin Botsford. Series Art: Lucy Naland. Project Editor: KC Shaper. Sound/Music: Ted Muldoon. Mix Editor: Theo Balcomb.