News 12 Long Island Honored With 7 New York Emmy Awards

Woodbury, New York, April 22, 2002 – The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has honored News 12 Long Island with a total of 7 New York Emmy Awards. The awards were given out Sunday, April 21 at Chelsea Piers in New York City.

"We're extremely proud of all our winners and nominees," said Patrick Dolan, President of News 12 Networks and News Director for News 12 Long Island. "Their achievements speak loudly of the talent and hard work that has made News 12 one of the top local news organizations in the country."

This is proof positive that there's no shortage of talent at News 12 Long Island," said Patrick Dolan, President of News 12 Networks and News Director for News 12 Long Island, "and all of that talent is focused on providing quality coverage that is as local as local news gets. We are very proud of what we've accomplished for our viewers, and proud of this recognition of excellence."

News 12 Long Island received the following Emmy awards: Business/Consumer Programming: Paying Through The Pump (Andrew Ehinger, David Garden, Gregory Inserillo) – Health/Science Programming: Kicking Butt (Shari Einhorn, David Garden) – Historical/Cultural Programming: The Lucky Ones (Virginia Huie, David Leibowitz, Gregory Inserillo – Editor: Spot or Single News Series Getting Down to Earth (David Garden, Michael DelGiudice) – Audio/Sound: Michael DelGiudice Composite (Michael DelGiudice) – Camera: Documentary, Short Form, Sports: Long Island Ducks (Michael DelGiudice) – Camera: Spot or Single News Feature Getting Down to Earth (David Garden, Michael DelGiudice)

The New York Emmy Awards are given for achievements originally broadcast or cablecast in New York or Northern New Jersey.

News 12 Long Island is the exclusive 24-hour local news service dedicated to covering the counties of Nassau and Suffolk. The cable exclusive service currently reaches nearly 800,000 households on the Long Island Cablevision systems. News 12 Long Island was the first local 24-hour cable television news channel of its kind to launch in the United States in 1986. Today News 12 Long Island is part of News 12 Networks, which is the largest and most watched regional news network. News 12 Networks is owned and managed by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc.

News 12 Networks is owned and managed by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., a leader in news, sports and entertainment programming. 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 Networks, 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.

Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation's leading entertainment and telecommunications companies. Its cable television operations serve more than 3.4 million households located primarily in the New York metropolitan area. The company's advanced telecommunications offerings include its Lightpath integrated business communications services and its Optimum-branded high-speed Internet service. Cablevision's Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. subsidiary owns and operates programming businesses including American Movie Classics, Bravo and many other national and regional services. Cablevision also owns a controlling interest and operates Madison Square Garden and its sports teams including the Knicks, Rangers and WNBA Liberty. The company operates New York's Radio City Music Hall as well as Clearview Cinemas in the Tri-State area. Cablevision also owns and operates The Wiz consumer electronics chain at 41 locations in the New York Metropolitan area. Additional information about Cablevision Systems Corporation is available on the Web at

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