Watch Video Series: 2010 Television Academy Honors
Television Academy Honors host Dana Delany of Desperate Housewives, iconic actors like Hector Elizondo and M*A*S*H's Mike Farrell, honorees from Glee, CSI, Private Practice and more share personal stories at the recent Third Television Academy Honors. The Honors celebrates programs that address social issues in stirring ways.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, home to the Primetime Emmy® Awards, toasted "television with a conscience" at its third Television Academy Honors on May 5, 2010. On this evening, which host Dana Delany (Desperate Housewives) playfully dubbed "the night where we see that television chooses its power to do good vs. evil,'" former Vice President of the United States Al Gore personally accepted a statuette on behalf of his Current TV network's Vanguard series, which shed light on prescription-drug abuse.
"The fact that this award has been established by the Academy speaks so well of the Academy," said Gore, Associated Press reported. "It really means so much to be here."