AMC Wins Four Daytime Emmy Award Nominations

JERICHO, NEW YORK, March 13, 2002 – AMC received four Daytime Emmy Award nominations from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for AMC's BEHIND THE SCREEN WITH JOHN BURKE (two nominations), BEYOND TARA: THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF HATTIE MCDANIEL and CALL TO ACTION: AN UNTOLD STORY OF 9/11.

AMC's BEHIND THE SCREEN WITH JOHN BURKE was nominated for two Daytime Emmys for "Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Photography" and "Outstanding Special Class Series." BEYOND TARA: THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF HATTIE MCDANIEL and CALL TO ACTION: AN UNTOLD STORY OF 9/11 were both nominated in the category of "Outstanding Special Class Special."

"AMC is defining the American movie experience with more recent titles and fresh original programming," said Noreen O'Loughlin, Executive Vice President and General Manager. "We are delighted that the Academy has recognized our increasing commitment to producing compelling original specials and series."

BEHIND THE SCREEN WITH JOHN BURKE and CALL TO ACTION: AN UNTOLD STORY OF 9/11 are AMC original productions. Both shows are executive produced by Marc Juris and Jessica Falcon, and produced by Tony Gerber and Mary Tartaglione. AMC's John Burke is host. Peter Gordon is Director of Photography.

BEYOND TARA, THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF HATTIE MCDANIEL is an original production for AMC that was produced by Firethorn Productions. Madison D. Lacy executive produced the special, while Marc Juris and Jessica Falcon served as the executive producers for AMC. Whoopi Goldberg served as host.

AMC is a premiere 24-hour movie network dedicated to the world of American film. With one of the finest, most comprehensive libraries of popular films, and a diverse blend of original series, documentaries and interstitials, AMC offers an elegant and contemporary entertainment destination. AMC is a fully distributed network reaching over 82,000,000 U.S. homes (as of Jan. 2002) and ranking #16 in size among all 55 networks. Since its launch in 1984, AMC has been dedicated to deepening the movie experience for its viewers, featuring film-loving celebrity hosts and an increasingly visible, critically acclaimed slate of original programming. AMC has more than doubled its original programming over the past 3 years and garnered many of the industry's highest honors, including five Emmy awards.

AMC is owned and managed by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. A subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC) and NBC, Rainbow manages American Movie Classics, WE: Women's Entertainment, Bravo, The Independent Film Channel, MuchMusic USA, Rainbow Sports, News 12 Networks and MetroChannels as well as the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. In addition, Rainbow is a fifty-percent partner in FOX Sports Net. AMC is one of the assets included in a new series of Cablevision common stock — Rainbow Media Group tracking stock (NYSE: RMG) — which began trading on the NYSE on March 30, 2001. MGM (NYSE: MGM) owns a 20 percent stake in four of Rainbow's national networks – AMC, Bravo, IFC and WE: Women's Entertainment.

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