Television Academy Honors honors 8 shows ‘with a conscience’


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With its Television Academy Honors, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will pay tribute to eight programs that demonstrate the power of television to change attitudes and exemplify ‘television with a conscience.’

The honorees selected for the fourth annual event, which will be held May 5 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, explored a range of issues including sexual abuse and assault, racism and teen pregnancy, living with a life-threatening disease and good nutrition in the fight against childhood obesity.


The recipients include ‘The Big C,’ ‘Friday Night Lights,’ ‘Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,’ ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show,’ ‘Parenthood’ and ‘Private Practice.’

Documentaries to be honored include HBO’s ‘Wartorn 1861-2010’ and ESPN’s ‘The 16th Man.’

-- Greg Braxton