TV programs about autism, Alzheimer’s to be honored

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – also known as the Emmys – this week will honor eight TV programs, including “Unlocking Autism” and “Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am? With Maria Shriver,” about children whose grandparents have Alzheimer’s.

TV academy honors 8 TV shows ‘with a conscience’

LOS ANGELES — A “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” episode about prejudice and an Alzheimer’s documentary with Maria Shriver are among eight programs to be honored Wednesday for demonstrating the power of TV.

The third annual Television Academy Honors spotlighting shows found to exemplify “television with a conscience” will be hosted by Dana Delany. The announcement was made by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Presenters were scheduled to include former Vice President Al Gore, Joel Grey and Shriver, the first lady of California and former NBC News correspondent.

via The Associated Press: TV academy honors 8 TV shows `with a conscience’.

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