May 12, 2003

News Briefs: PRISMs Honor Actors

Bernie Mac, Neve Campbell, Tim Matheson, JOhn Spencer and Noah Wyle were among the tv stars who received PRISM Awards at last week's seventh annual gala recognizing accurate depictions of drug, alcohol and tobacco use and addiction in TV, film, music and comic book entertainment. This year's kudos, handed out May 8 at the Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre in Hollywood, were the first PRISMs to honor actors since the awards' inception. The Entertainment Industries Council presents the awards in partnership with The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and National Institute on Drug Abuse. TV shows that were recognized include NBC's ER, Fox's The Bernie Mac Show, CBS's Yes, Dear and The Young and the Restless, Lifetime's Strong Medicine, VH1's Behind the Music: Aerosmith, E!'a THe E! True Hollywood Story: andy Dick, MTV's Flipped and Wasted, The WB's Ozzie and Drix and the NBC documentary Sudden Impact: The Ripple Effects of Drunk Driving.