Law school TV show wins Gracie Award
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“Heroes for My Daughter,” a Massachusetts School of Law television program, has been honored with a 2013 Gracie Award, presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Alliance for Women in Media (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television). The show, which was part of the Massachusetts School of Law Education Forum, was recognized in the Outstanding Talk Show-Entertainment/Information category. The Andover law school’s Education Forum is regularly broadcast on Comcast SportsNet on Sunday mornings. It is the longest running television program in the country produced in its entirety by a law school: 17 years and counting. Established in 1975, the Gracies recognize exemplary programming created for, by, and about women, as well as honoring individuals who have made contributions to the industry. The winners will be presented with their Gracie statues at an industry luncheon in June. Massachusetts School of Law professor Diane Sullivan, who moderated the show, and Kathryn Villare, the school’s director of new media, will accept the award. Villare assisted with production, direction, and editing of the award-winning show. “Heroes for My Daughter” was originally broadcast on Sept. 16, 2012. In the show, New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer discusses the list of individuals in his book, “Heroes for My Daughter,” including Alex Scott and her ongoing legacy; Eleanor Roosevelt; Susan B. Anthony; Theodore Roosevelt; and Hannah Senesh. Other parents also discuss the individuals they would choose as heroes for their daughters.