NOMINEES FOR THE 47th ANNUAL PUBLIC & COMMUNITY SERVICE EMMY® AWARDS ANNOUNCED BY THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES, MT. SINAI MEDICAL CENTER TO BE HONORED WITH HUMANITARIAN AWARD FOR ITS PIONEERING WORK IN HEATHCARE

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NOMINEES FOR THE 47th ANNUAL
PUBLIC & COMMUNITY SERVICE

EMMY® AWARDS ANNOUNCED BY
THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES

Academy to honor Mt. Sinai Medical Center with Humanitarian Award
for its pioneering work in Healthcare

New York, NY – October 1, 2008 – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees of this year’s Public and Community Service Emmy® Awards to be held at a luncheon ceremony on Friday, November 7, 2008 at the Rainbow Room, 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City.

The awards honor television professionals and non-profit groups for programming that advances the common good.  “Our Public and Community Service Emmy Awards ceremony honors those in the television industry who have dedicated their time and expertise to community service,” said Peter Price. “The Academy congratulates these nominees and hopes this event will encourage others to get involved in this rewarding endeavor.”

Panels of civic leaders and community service professionals from around the country chose the finalists. Winners for the awards will be chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges composed of community leaders, educators, business people, television professionals and artists.
This year’s Humanitarian Award will be given to Mt. Sinai Medical Center for its devotion to superior, compassionate medical care and research.  With over 300 programs, departments, and clinics, Mount Sinai Medical Center provides a wealth of clinical services including a Comprehensive Brain Tumor Center, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program, Institute for Personalized Medicine, Adult Liver Transplant Program, Mitral Valve Repair and Robotic Prostate Surgery among others.  Through its School of Medicine, Mount Sinai’s educational philosophy reflects the ever-changing face of contemporary science.  Through its research facility, Mt. Sinai has been recognized as a leader in world-class cardiac care through work done at its Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and the Marie-Jossé  and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health.  With its staff of world renowned physicians such as Dr. Valentin Fuster, Dr. David H. Adams and Samin K. Sharma, Mt. Sinai continues to provide the medical community with breakthrough research in congestive heart failure, angina, myocardial infraction and other cardiac conditions.

In addition to the luncheon, a series of healthcare seminars with industry-leading physicians from Mt. Sinai and other medical institutions discussing the state of healthcare in America will be sponsored by U.S. Preventive Medicine at the Pegasus Room at 30 Rockefeller Center.  U.S. Preventive Medicine,®  a privately held company, has developed a suite of prevention, early detection and chronic condition management products and services that improve health outcomes while reducing health care costs.

The nominees, tabulated by the independent accountancy firm Lutz and Carr, LLP, follow:

LOCAL PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT EMMY AWARD: 

“Now is the Time to Serve:            Support / Befriend / Remember”

           US Family Health Plan & The National Military Family Association

“Lines in the Sand”

           Iraq Veterans Against The War

“Real People, Real Support:          Walter the Pilot / The Banana Bread Man / John the Homebuilder / Rachel & Kelsi”

           America Supports You     

NATIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT EMMY AWARD:

drugs + hiv > learn the link:        After the Party”
           National Institute on Drug Abuse

“Access to Healthcare:                    Raina / Kathy / Crisis”

           American Cancer Society

“Holocaust Awareness:                  Living Room”           

           think.mtv.com

“Holocaust Awareness:                  Subway”

           think.mtv.com

“Get Tested”

           The Kaiser Family Foundation / HBO / NBA / Global Business Coalition

COMMUNITY SERVICE CAMPAIGN EMMY AWARD:

“Whudafxup 2:                                 Integrated Campaign”

           American Legacy Foundation / truth

“A Minute Contest”

           The Kaiser Family Foundation / MTV / The Common Ground Foundation


“Prometheus Bound:                       The Epidemic of Hepatitis C”

           The Liver Foundation / The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

“Half of Us”

           mtvU / The Jed Foundation

“Think MTV”

           think.mtv.com

About the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The National Television Academy is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the covetedEmmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Creative Arts & Entertainment, Humanitarian, Public & Community Service, Technology & Engineering and Business & Financial Reporting.  Regional Emmys are given in 19 regions across the United States. Beyond awards, the National Television Academy has extensive educational programs including National Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public.  For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv.

Contact: spacerimagePaul Pillitteri spacerimageppillitteri@emmyonline.tv spacerimage212-586-8424