Family Television Awards Honor Eight for Family Friendly Programming
'Everybody Loves Raymond,' 'Joan of Arcadia,' 'Lost,' 'Extreme Makeover: Home
Edition,' the Olympics, and stars Bernie Mac, Doris Roberts and Amber Tamblyn
Awards ceremony to air on The WB Network on December 9, 2004 at 9pm EST
BEVERLY HILLS, Ca., Dec. 2 -- The Sixth Annual Family
Television Awards was held on December 1 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in
Beverly Hills and recognized honorees in seven categories for their
contributions to outstanding family entertainment. The show will be televised
on The WB Network on Thursday, December 9 from 9 - 10 p.m. EST. Lori Loughlin
of The WB hit series "Summerland" is the host.
The Family Television Awards are the only awards in which the members of
the Association of National Advertisers -- major corporate marketers --
recognize outstanding programming for family viewing. The 46 major national
advertisers that participate in the Family Friendly Programming Forum work to
encourage the television community to produce more prime-time shows that
families can view together.
2004 Family Television Award honorees include:
Drama: "Joan of Arcadia" (CBS)
Comedy: "Everybody Loves Raymond" (CBS)
Reality: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (ABC)
Best New Series: "Lost" (ABC)
Actor: Bernie Mac ("The Bernie Mac Show," FOX)
Actress: Tie between Doris Roberts ("Everybody Loves Raymond," CBS) and
Amber Tamblyn ("Joan of Arcadia," CBS).
Specials: (movie/miniseries/specials) Olympics, NBC
"All that we have accomplished has been outstanding," said Kaki Hinton,
Family Friendly Programming Forum and Vice President, Advertising Services for
the Pfizer Consumer Group. "The Script Development Fund and the programs we
have underwritten have been very rewarding and fulfilling. The Scholarship
Fund we have established with three schools has also been inspiring. The
commitment of all the members to the Forum is outstanding, particularly
considering some of us are fierce competitors. But this is one thing we are
all aligned on."
"Every time a new family show airs on network television, or every time a
new script, funded through our script development program, is picked up by a
network, we feel satisfied that all of the hard work we have put into the
creation and expansion of the Forum has been well worth the effort," added
Dawn Jacobs, Forum co-Chair and Johnson & Johnson's Vice President of
The Family Television Awards Show is being produced by dick clark
productions for the sixth consecutive year. Executive Producers are Dick
Clark and Barry Adelman. Michael Richards is Producer and Al Schwartz is
Consulting Producer. Chris Donovan is the Director.
Stars scheduled to appear on the Awards program include: Lori Loughlin,
(Summerland), Keith Carradine, Erik von Detton, Jason Dolley, Andrew Eiden,
Evan Ellingson, Shaun Sipos and Vincent Ventresca (Complete Savages).
Olympic gold medal winners: Paul Hamm, Lisa Leslie, Aaron Peirsol and Kerri
Walsh. Stephan Collins and Catherine Hicks (7th Heaven), Amy Davidson and
Martin Spanjers, (8 Simple Rules), extreme sports star Tony Hawk. Kellita
Smith and Marion Ross (The Bernie Mac Show). Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves
Raymond), Christine Lahti, Logan Lerman and Matt Long (Jack & Bobby), and
sportscaster Jim Lampley. Will Estes and Brittany Snow (American Dreams), Joe
Mantegna and Mary Steenburgen (Joan of Arcadia), Jesse McCartney (Summerland),
and in celebration of the 25th anniversary of The Partridge Family, David
Cassidy and Danny Bonaduce.
Additional information about the Family Television Awards and other
initiatives of the Family Friendly Programming Forum can be found at
The Family Friendly Programming Forum is comprised of the following
companies: Ace Hardware Corporation, AllState Insurance Company, American
Family Insurance, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Eastman Kodak Company,
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company, FedEx Corporation, Ford Motor Company, General
Mills, Inc., General Motors Corporation, GlaxoSmithKline, H&R Block Inc.,
Hallmark Cards Incorporated, Hershey Foods Corporation, International Business
Machines Corporation, The J.M. Smucker Co., Johnson & Johnson, Inc., Kellogg
Company, KFC Corporation, Kraft Foods, Liberty Mutual Group, Lowe's Companies
Inc., Masterfoods USA, McCormick & Company, Inc., McDonald's Corporation,
Merck & Co., Inc., Welch Foods, Inc., Nestle USA, Novartis, PepsiCo, Inc.,
Pfizer Inc, Sara Lee Corporation, Schering-Plough Corporation, Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Sprint Corporation, State Farm Insurance Companies, The Coca-Cola
Company, The Gillette Company, The Home Depot, Inc., The Procter & Gamble
Company, Tyson Foods, Inc., Unilever United States, Inc., Verizon
Communications, Wachovia, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Wendy's International, Inc.
The WB is a sharply focused broadcast network targeted to 12-34 year olds,
a highly desired demographic for advertisers. The network has achieved great
success reaching this group through the consistent development and marketing
of quality scripted series currently on its schedule including "7th Heaven,"
"Smallville," "Gilmore Girls," "Charmed," "Everwood," "One Tree Hill" and
"Reba." Launched in January 1995, The WB Television Network broadcasts 29
weekly hours of programming on over 200 affiliated stations covering more than
92% of the country.
SOURCE Family Friendly Programming Forum
Web Site: http://www.ana.net/family