News 12 Networks Honored With 39 New York Emmy Nominations

(Woodbury, New York, February 18, 2003) – The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has honored News 12 Networks with a total of 39 New York Emmy Award nominations. News 12 Long Island made up 25 of the nominations, with News 12 New Jersey taking 10, and News 12 Westchester rounding it out with four. The award nominations were announced today in New York City. The 46th Annual Emmy awards will be presented on Sunday, March 30, 2003 at The Regent Ballroom.

"This is a record number of nominations for News 12" said Patrick Dolan, president of News 12 Networks. "It's proof positive that there's no shortage of talent at News 12 Networks, and that all of that talent is focused on providing quality coverage that is as local as local news gets for each region we serve. We are very proud of what we've accomplished for our viewers, and are honored by this recognition of excellence."

News 12 Long Island received the following New York Emmy award nominations (25):
Coverage of an anticipated News Story: Ride for Life – 2002; Multi-part hard News Story: Doctoring the Law; Single News Feature: Lady Klee; Religious Programming: The East End: Houses of Worship; Educational Programming: series, segments: Inside the Fire Academy; Environmental Programming: A Walk on the Wild Side; Political Programming: Election Scofflaws; Societal Concerns Programming: series, segments: Two of a Kind; Arts Programming: Faces of Ground Zero; Writer: News: Inside the Fire Academy; Writer: Non-News: Long Island's Lighthouses; Camera: News: Inside the Academy, Relay for Life, and Ride for Life-2002; Camera: Documentary and Entertainment: Long Island's Lighthouses, and Legend of the Normandie Inn; Editor: News Spot or Single News Feature: Faces of Ground Zero, Inside the Academy, Ride for Life – 2002, and Michael DelGiudice Composite; Editor: News Series or Multi-Part News Feature: A Walk on the Wild Side; Editor: Short Form: As Local as Local News Gets; Single News Feature: 9/11: Long Island Remembers: Helping Kids Hope, Multi-Part News Feature: 9/11: Women Heroes of 9/11; News Special: 9/11: A Tribute to Glen.

News 12 New Jersey received the following New York Emmy award nominations (10):
Single Hard News Story: Police Dog Shooting; Multi-Part News Feature: Too Young to Lose; Event Coverage: Installation of Archbishop Myers; Business/Consumer Programming: Card Tricks: Getting the most from your Credit, and Job Scam; Sports Programming: Rivals; On-Camera Achievement (News): Investigative Reporting: Walt Kane: Investigative Reporting; On-Camera Achievement (News): Health Science Reporting: Janine Strafaci Composite; On-Camera Achievement (Sports): George Falkowski Composite; Single News Feature: 9/11: Will: A Survivor's Story.

News 12 Westchester received the following New York Emmy award nominations (4)M:
Educational Programming: series, segments: In the Greenhouse -Falling Leaves, and In the Greenhouse – Humming Birds; Crime Reporting: Millionaire Mystery; Writer: News: Oklahoma City.

The New York Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievements in television, originally broadcast or cablecast in New York or Northern New Jersey.

News 12 Networks is 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, Inc.

A leader in sports, news and entertainment programming, Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC). Rainbow owns and manages AMC, WE: WOMEN'S ENTERTAINMENT, IFC (The Independent Film Channel), muchmusic usa, Mag Rack, Rainbow Sports Networks, News 12 Networks, and MetroChannels as well as the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. Rainbow is a fifty-percent partner in Fox Sports Net and has a strategic partnership with MGM (NYSE:MGM), which owns a 20% stake in three of Rainbow's national networks: AMC, WE: Women's Entertainment and IFC.

Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation's leading entertainment, media and telecommunications companies. In addition to its broadband, cable, Internet and telephone offerings, the company owns and operates Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. and its networks; Madison Square Garden and its teams; and, Clearview Cinemas. In addition, Cablevision operates New York's famed Radio City Music Hall. Additional information about Cablevision Systems Corporation is available on the Web at

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