KCET's 'Your Turn to Care' Wins Gracie Award® For Outstanding Series | KCET
KCET's 'Your Turn to Care' Wins Gracie Award® For Outstanding Series
Burbank, CA - February 27, 2013 -
KCET, the nation's largest independent television station serving Southern and
Central California, is pleased to announce that the station's original program,
Your Turn to Care, has been honored
with the esteemed Gracie Award® for Outstanding Series in the Local, Online,
Public, and Student category.
Turn to Care
explores the challenges facing America's growing generation of baby boomers who
are taking care of ailing or aging loved ones. Hosted by acclaimed actress and
award-winning author Holly Robinson Peete, who also shares her own experiences of
caring for her father who had Parkinson's disease, the series features several
expert voices across Southern California to help contextualize complex caregiving
issues for viewers. In addition, the program highlights personal caregiving
stories from well-respected actors, television personalities, and journalists including:
Patricia Richardson (Home Improvement),
Monica Potter (Parenthood), Hector
Elizondo (Last Man Standing), Robert
David Hall (CSI Crime Scene Investigation),
Sandra Tsing Loh (NPR's Morning Edition, KPCC) and Steve Lopez (Los
Angeles Times columnist).
Last May, KCET announced a syndication
agreement with American Public Television (APT) to distribute Your Turn to Care which began airing on
public television stations across the country on July 1, 2012. The series
represents KCET's first large-scale national distribution initiative since
Turn to Care
is produced by KCET with executive producer Margaret Hussey, and Bret Marcus, KCET Senior Vice President of News and Factual Programming. The initiative is made possible
by MetLife Foundation, California Community Foundation, The Lippey Family Trust
and Gladyce L. Foster.
Presented by the Alliance for Women in
Media (AWM) Foundation, The Gracie Award® recognizes exemplary programming
created for women, by women and about women in all facets of electronic media,
as well as individuals who have made contributions to the industry. The awards
program also encourages the realistic and multifaceted portrayal of women in
entertainment, news, features and other programs.
The award will be presented during the
Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 26, 2013, at the Hilton New York.
TURN TO CARE
The multi-platform series Your Turn to Care explores the
challenges of, and offers solutions for, those caring for ailing or aging loved
ones. Four half-hour episodes focus on the inspiring stories of families at
important junctures in their caregiving journeys -- from initiating the
difficult discussion about health directives and wills, to navigating the
complex and expensive world of assisted living facilities to transitioning into
the "final chapter" of palliative care, hospice and letting go.
Actress and award-winning author Holly Robinson Peete guides viewers into this
often emotional and heart-wrenching passage of life, while sharing her own
deeply personal caregiving experiences. The companion website, mobile
application and social media components expands the series' content to offer
additional resources and support, including opportunities for caregivers to
connect to each other and to experts featured in the series. For more
information, please visit: http://www.kcet.org/shows/yourturntocare/about/
On-air, online and in the community,
KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern
and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local
programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the
world. KCET currently produces the Emmy®, duPont-Columbia and Peabody
Award-winning~SoCal Connected, a hard-hitting prime-time nightly television
news program that examines the issues and people of Southern California.
Throughout its 48-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its
local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and
documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's
programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET
is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about
KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community
events, please visit kcet.org.
THE ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN IN MEDIA FOUNDATION
The Alliance for Women in Media
Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio &
Television) supports and promotes educational programs, charitable activities,
public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic
media and allied fields. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has created
partnerships and joint-initiatives with the National Middle School Association,
the Emma Bowen Foundation, the American Red Cross and other organizations that
are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation. The Foundation
supports several public service campaigns, including most recently a radio
PSA campaign with the Dove Self-Esteem Fund. The Foundation also
America®, an initiative which pays tribute to many of America's most
pioneering and inspiring women. Through this program, the Foundation provides
Empowering America® educational collateral to needy urban middle schools around
the country. The Foundation also produces nationally acclaimed recognition
programs, including the Gracie Awards®,
a live gala that honors exemplary programming created for, by, and about women.
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