News 12 Connecticut Producer Wins Gracie Allen Award ®

(Norwalk, CT) March 8, 2004- News 12 Connecticut Producer Gwen Edwards is the recipient of the esteemed Gracie Allen Award®. The award is sponsored by the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television.

Founded in 1951, American Women in Radio and Television is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of broadcast programming and the image of women as depicted in radio, television, and cable.

Gwen Edwards is honored with the Gracie Award® for the weekend program, Our Lives, submitted in the "Talk Show" category. Gwen Edwards is the producer and host of Our Lives. The weekly half-hour program celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Local area guests including artists, designers, and teachers, are invited to share their knowledge with viewers.

"Gwen wears so many hats for us here at News 12 Connecticut; it's terrific that she now has this 'feather' to put in them. She has a tremendous knowledge of this community's achievements and needs, and she brings that home to our viewers week in and week out," said Tom Appleby, News 12 Connecticut News Director.

The Gracie Award® will be presented to Gwen Edwards at the 29th Annual Gracie Allen Awards? Local Market Awards Luncheon on Monday, June 21, in New York City.

News 12 Connecticut is the only 24-hour local news service dedicated to covering the southwestern Connecticut area. The cable exclusive service currently reaches approximately 220,000 homes in southwestern Connecticut on the Cablevision cable system. News 12 Connecticut is part of News 12 Networks, the country's first, largest, and most watched 24-hour local television news network. The Network is made up of 5 individual local news channels serving the areas of Long Island, New Jersey, Southwestern Connecticut, Westchester County, and the Bronx. News 12 Networks is a cable exclusive service, reaching approximately 3.3 million households in the New York market. News 12 Networks is owned and operated by Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, a division of Cablevision Systems Corporation. Cablevision is one of the nation's leading entertainment and telecommunications companies. Its cable television operations serve 3 million households located in the New York metropolitan area. Cablevision owns a controlling interest and operates Madison Square Garden and its sports teams including the Knicks and Rangers. The company also operates New York's famed Radio City Music Hall and owns and operates Clearview Cinemas in the New York metropolitan area.

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