Television Academy Honors Shows ‘With a Conscience’

Mar 18, 2009  •  Post A Comment

The second annual Television Academy Honors will celebrate eight programs from 2008 that demonstrate “television with a conscience” on April 30 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
The eight programs had a significant impact on viewers regarding issues such as racial integration, adoption, gun control, sexual orientation, cancer, endangered species, the environment, faith and tolerance.
The shows were honored for the following achievements:
—CBS’ “Home for the Holidays,” honored for heightening awareness of adoption.
—HBO’s “Breaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football,” honored for creating awareness of the impact of college football on the civil rights movement,
—ABC’s “Brothers and Sisters,” honored for the episode “Prior Commitments,” which revolves around legalization of a same-sex marriage.
—ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” honored for “The Martirez & Malek Families,” which exemplifies the importance of helping those in need.
—PBS’ “God on Trial,” honored for its exploration of faith and philosophy.
—FX’s “30 Days,” honored for helping viewers understand different views of life.
—Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars,” honored for highlighting global conservation efforts.
—“Stand Up to Cancer,” honored for its uplifting update on cancer treatment and recovery progress.
(11:25 a.m.: Updated throughout)


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