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[12/02/04 - 12:00 AM]
Family Television Awards Honor Eight for Family Friendly Programming

[via press release from Family Friendly Programming Forum]

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 Honored

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 Advertising.

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 http://www.ana.net/family.

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





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· BERNIE MAC SHOW, THE (FOX)
· CHARMED (WB)
· EVERWOOD (WB)
· EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (CBS)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)
· GILMORE GIRLS (CW)
· JOAN OF ARCADIA (CBS)
· JOAN OF ARCADIA (CBS)
· LOST (ABC)
· ONE TREE HILL (CW)
· REBA (CW)
· SEVENTH HEAVEN (CW)
· SMALLVILLE (CW)
· SUMMERLAND (WB)











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