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ANGEL AWARDS – Excellence In Media

National Television

Award of Excellence

“Sex and the Pulpit” — Show #142 (1999)

Award of Merit

Oregon Assisted Suicide” — Show #203 (1998)

Silver Angel Award

Anti-trafficking Activist Sunitha Krishnan” — Show #1019 (2008)
Anne Lamott” — Show #1027 (2008)
Sara Miles” — Show #1039 (2008)
Street Children of Brazil” — Show #1042 (2008)
Missionary Doctor Mark Jacobson” — Show #1047 (2008)
Holocaust Forgiveness Advocate Eva Kor” — Show #1046 (2008)
Exonerated Prisoners” — Show #1048 (2008)
Circuit Preacher David Brown” — Show #1053 (2008)
Pat Nolan” — Show #1103 (2008)
Clemency for Prisoners” — Show #1104 (2008)
Scott Neeson” — Show #923 (2007)
Peru Doctor” — Show #938 (2007)
Down Syndrome” — Show #931 (2007)
Basil Brave Heart” — Show #1009 (2007)
Rick and Kay Warren” — Show #1001 (2007)
Rev. Gardner C. Taylor” — Show #951 (2007)
Homeless Hospice” — Show #1013 (2007)
Jean Vanier” — Show #939 (2007)
Faith and Family in America, Part Two: Religion and Parenting” — Show #910 (2006)
Right to Live” — Show #852 (2006)
Gerard Straub” — Show #837 (2006)
Impossible Choices” — Show #833 (2006)
Buddhist Tiger Temple” — Show #833 (2006)
Sister Mary Andrew Matesich” — Show #828 (2006)
Reconciliation in Greensboro” — Show #810 (2005)
Indian Violins“– Show #745 (2005)
Seed School” — Show #743 (2005)
Father Joe: Slum Priest” — Show #740 (2005)
Prolonging Life” — Show #738 (2005)
Internet — RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY Web site, Thirteen/WNET (2004)
Misericordia” — Show #636 (2004)
Teen Hospice” — Show #625 (2004)
Nun Doctor” — Show #610 (2004)
Anti-Abortion Cams” — Show #603 (2004)
Legal Ethics” — Show #448 (2002)
Holocaust Survivors: The Search for Faith” — Show #434 (2002)
Juvenile Justice” — Show #421 (2002)
Louisiana Prison Hospice” — Show #329 (2001)
Disabled Accessibility” — Show #305 (2000)
Dorchester Temple” — Show #312 (2000)
Palliative Care” — Show #245 (2000)


APPLE AWARD – National Education Media Network (NEMN)

Multi-Topic Magazine Format

Bronze Apple

“Black Women Preachers” — Show #125 (1998)


CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

The International Television Competitions News Program/Magazine

Silver Plaque

For “The Series” (2008)
Show #’s 947 (2007)
Show #’s 833 & 836 (2006)

Certificate of Merit

Show #’s 740 & 813 (2005)
Show #’s 636 & 704 (2004)
Show #’s 434, 436 & 438 (2001)


CINE GOLDEN EAGLE AWARDS

Broadcast – News – Informational

Anti-Trafficking Activist Sunitha Krishnan” – Show # 1019 (2007)
DNA and Fair Trials” — Show # 941 (2006)
Scott Neeson “– Show # 941 (2006)
Impossible Choices” — Show #833 (2005)
Euro Islam” — Show #746 (2005)
Israel in Crisis” — Show #704 (2004)
Teen Hospice” — Show #625 (2003)
The Ethics of Cloning” — Show #545 (2003)
Celibacy and the Priesthood” — Show #532 (2002)
Palliative and Hospice Care for Dying Children” — Show #501 (2002)


CLARION AWARD – The Association for Women in Communications (AWC)

Television News Feature Story, National

Catholicism in Spain” — Show #945 (2007)
Euro Islam” — Show #746 (2005)

Television News Magazine Program

Cambodia Land Mines” (Honorable Mention) — Show #647 (2004)
AIDS and the African-American Church” — Show #519 (2003)


COUNCIL ON CONTEMPORARY FAMILIES – 2007 Media Award for Video Coverage of America’s Families

Faith and Family in America” — Show #908 (2007)


GABRIEL AWARDS – Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals

Television – Short Feature – National Release

Certificate of Merit

Scott Neeson” – Show #923 (2007)
Misericordia” — Show #636 (2004)
Buddhist Tiger Temple — Show #833 (2006)

Personal Achievement Award

Bob Abernethy — (2003)


GRACIE ALLEN AWARDS – American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT)

National News Magazine

Impossible Choices” — Show #833 (2006)

Programming/Information – Magazine

Mary Magdalene” — Show #712 (2003)
Orthodox Women” — Show #315 (1999)


INTERNATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL AWARD

United States Festival Association
Religion, Ethics, Humanities

Certificate for Creative Excellence

Thailand AIDS Refuge” — Show #1031 (2008)
Street Children of Brazil” — Show #1042 (2008)
Iraqi Orphan Adoption” — Show #1122 (2008)
Huntsville: Death Capital” — Show #914 (2007)
Basil Brave Heart“– Show #1009 (2007)
Cambodia Land Mines” — Show #647 (2004)
Misericordia” — Show #636 (2004)
Teen Hospice” — Show #625 (2002)
The Ethics of Cloning” — Show #545 (2002)
Deaf Mass” — Show #420 (2001)
Forgiveness” — Show #438 (2001)
Legal Ethics” — Show #448 (2001)
Reconciliation in Rwanda” — Show #341 (2000)
Church Health Center” — Show #323 (1999)
“The Hajj” (Part 3) — Show #145 (1998)

Silver Screen Award

Georgia Sex Offender Law — Show #1022 (2007)
Down Syndrome — Show #931 (2007)
Rural Churches” — Show #343 (2000)
Premature Babies” — Show #308 (1999)

Gold Camera Award

Scott Neeson — Show #923 (2007)
Peru Doctor — Show #938 (2007)
Fair Use of Water” — Show #1016(2007)
Homeless Hospice” — Show #1013 (2007)


NABJ (National Association of Black Journalists) – Salute to Excellence Awards

Broadcast Television – Public Affairs/News Magazines

1st Place Award

Floyd Flake” — Show #804 (2005)

3rd Place Certificate

African American Muslims Views on War with Iraq” — Show #630 (2004)
Rep. John Lewis” — Show #720 (2005)
Black Churches and Gay Marriage” — Show #746 (2005)
AIDS and the African-American Church” — Show #519 (2003)


National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS)

Bob Abernethy – 2006 Gold Circle Honoree


NEW YORK FESTIVALS

TV Programming-Religious Programs

Gold WorldMedal

Street Children of Brazil” — Show #1042 (2008)
AIDS and the African-American Church” — Show #519 (2002)

Finalist Certificate

Scott Neeson” — Show #923 (2006)
Impossible Choices” — Show #833 (2005)
Father Joe Maier: Slum Priest” — Show #740 (2004)
Teen Hospice” — Show #625 (2003)
Louisiana Prison Hospice” — Show #339 (2001)

Silver WorldMedal

Homeless Hospice” — Show #1013 (2008)
Sister Mary Andrew Matesich” — Show #811 (2005)
Cambodia Land Mines” — Show #647 (2004)
Misericordia” — Show #636 (2003)
Premature Babies” — Show #308 (2000)

Bronze WorldMedal

Huntsville: Death Capital” — Show #914 (2006)


RCC (Religion Communicators Council) – Washington, DC Chapter

Winston Taylor Awards for Excellence in Religion Communication
Bob Abernethy, Executive Editor and Host, (2005)


RIAS Berlin Commission

2nd TV Award

Jews in Germany” — Show #913 (2005)


RNA – Religion Newswriters Association

National Television Reporting on Religion

Kim Lawton, Managing Editor and Correspondent, (2004)
Deryl Davis, Religion Editor and Correspondent, (2003)
Deryl Davis, Religion Editor and Correspondent, (2002)


SAJA (SOUTH ASIAN JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION) AWARDS

Broadcast (TV/Radio) – Outstanding story on any subject

Sex Selection in India” — Show #440 (2001)


SIGMA DELTA CHI AWARD – Society of Professional Journalists

Television-Feature Reporting – Network – Top 40 Markets

Premature Babies” — Show #308 (1999)


UNITY AWARD IN MEDIA – Lincoln University of Missouri

Television – Public Affairs/Social Issues

New Orleans Rebirth” — Show #912 (2006)
Darfur Update” — Show #837 (2006)
Rep. John Lewis” — Show #720 (2005)
Misericordia” — Show #636 (2004)
AIDS and the African-American Church” — Show #519 (2003)
Ma’afa” — Show #405 (2001)
Disabled Accessibility” — Show #329 (2000)


WILBUR AWARDS – Religion Communicators Council

Television, National News

Impossible Choices” — Show #833 (2006)
Father Joe: Slum Priest” — Show #740 (2005)
“Exploring Religious America” — Parts 1, 2, 3, 4 — Show #’s 534, 535, 536, 537 (2002)
Show #205 — (1998)