Broadcasting & Cable
March 28, 2002

EIC honors drug-and booze-free TV

By Paige Albiniak

The Entertainment Industries Council announced its nominations Wednesday for the sixth annual "Prism Awards," which honor programs that accurately depict drug, alcohol and tobacco use and addiction in all forms of entertainment. The awards will be given May 9 at CBS Television City's soundstage.

Television nominees for the awards include comedy series CBS' Becker, NBC's Ed, Fox's King of the Hill, ABC's My Wife and Kids and NBC's Scrubs.

Dramatic nominees include CBS' The District, Lifetime Television's The Division, CBS' The Education of Max Bickford, NBC's Law & Order: Special Victim's Unit and NBC's The West Wing.

Nominated TV movies include Sundance Channel's Aberdeen, ABC's Life With Judy Garland, E! Entertainment Television's Spinning Out of Control and Showtime's They Call Me Sirr and Things Behind the Sun.