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October 20, 2009


Recognizing Achievement in Issues Programming
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2009

North Hollywood, CA – The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is accepting entries until January 15, 2009, for the second Television Academy Honors ceremony being held on April 30 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Television Academy Chairman-CEO John Shaffner announced today.

The awards recognize “television with a conscience,” programs that benefit society through the presentation of compelling, emotional and insightful issues.

“We expect to see the number of entries grow from last year’s strong slate of submissions, given the tremendous amount of culturally enlightening and educational programming produced during 2008 that made a positive impact on society,” Shaffner says.

During last season's well-attended, star-studded inaugural Television Academy Honors gala, recipients included HBO's Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq;ABC's Boston Legal; Lifetime's Girl, Positive; CNN's God's Warriors;NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; Hallmark's Pictures of Hollis Woods; Discovery's Planet Earth; Lifetime's Side Order of Life;and Showtime's Shame.

Eligible programs are those airing from Jan. 1, 2008-Dec. 31, 2008. Entries will be accepted until Jan.15 by the Television Academy’s Awards Department. Honorees will be announced March 19.

Entries may be submitted for fiction/nonfiction as a whole series, a single episode or for a story arc up to three episodes.

There is a limit of one entry per series.

Made-for-television movies, miniseries and fiction/nonfiction specials are also eligible to apply for the Television Academy Honors.

There is a processing fee of $100 per entry.

Visit the Television Academy Honors site here at for complete submission details.

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About the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was founded in 1946 just one month after network television was born. It is a non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of telecommunications arts and sciences and to fostering creative leadership in the telecommunications industry.

In addition to recognizing outstanding programming through its Emmy® Award, the Television Academy publishes Emmy® Magazine and stages many industry-related programs, services and year-round events for the television community.

For additional press information and resources concerning the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, please direct your inquiries to Robin Mesger of The Lippin Group at (323) 965-1990.

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For the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:
Robin Mesger
The Lippin Group
(323) 965-1990

Lauren Kelcher
The Lippin Group
(323) 965-1990

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