The Television Academy announced this year's honorees for the Ninth Annual Television Academy Honors. For using the power of television to bring awareness to important social issues, this year's honorees are:
Click here to see the presentations and a photo gallery from this gala event.
Read the press release Ninth Annual Television Academy Honors Announced
The Television Academy will celebrate the showrunners, filmmakers and producers of the winning programs during a special presentation and reception, hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress Dana Delany at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, June 8
"By its very nature, television has a special ability to touch the hearts and minds of viewers and move the needle on social change. Each of this year's honorees makes artful use of television's distinct power to raise awareness, expand understanding and promote meaningful discussion of issues of importance," said Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum.
The six programs honored this year feature themes and storylines that explore the lives of young adults with Down syndrome, Scientology whistle blowers, online surveillance and security in the global fight against terrorism, a doctor's quest to treat addiction, the role of black landowners and farmers in the Civil Rights movement, and the fight for democracy in present-day Ukraine. Lucia Gervino chaired the Television Academy Honors Selection Committee for the third consecutive year.