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Sep 03, 2014, 13:17 ET Call For Entries: 2015 Walter Cronkite Award For Excellence in Television Political Journalism

The Norman Lear Center at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is now accepting entries for the 2015 Walter Cronkite Award For...


Nov 01, 2013, 08:00 ET World's Largest Film Industries Using Entertainment To Improve Lives

 India's Bollywood and Nigeria's Nollywood film industries are leveraging the power of entertainment in an effort to prevent disease and...


Sep 26, 2013, 12:56 ET "Call Me Crazy," "Grey's Anatomy," "Mary and Martha" and "Bill Maher" Among Winners for 2013 Sentinel for Health Awards

The winners of the 14th annual Sentinel for Health Awards were announced in a ceremony last week in Hollywood. Sentinel Awards recognize exemplary...


Nov 08, 2012, 17:21 ET CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2013 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism

The Walter Cronkite Award For Excellence In Television Political Journalism encourages and showcases substantive and innovative coverage that...


Feb 22, 2012, 16:00 ET Research Study Finds That a Film Can Have a Measurable Impact on Audience Behavior

 As Academy Award voters mark their ballots, researchers at the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center released a study measuring a movie's power to...


Sep 28, 2011, 06:00 ET Parenthood and Grey's Anatomy Take Primetime Top Honors in Sentinel for Health Awards

Winners of the Sentinel for Health Awards for exemplary achievements of television storylines that inform, educate and motivate viewers to make...


Sep 08, 2011, 08:00 ET U.S. Hunts White Terrorists, Shuns Torture & Profiling in Primetime War on Terror

In TV Dramas' War on Drugs, Users and Dealers Are Mostly White, Rarely Arrested Providing a surprising portrait of the War on Terror and the War...