The Andover Townsman
---- — The Massachusetts School of Law has another Grace Award for its display case.
A television episode entitled “Heroes for My Daughter” was recognized as a 2013 local winner of the Gracie Award, presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation. The entry was recognized in the Outstanding Talk Show-Entertainment/Information category.
The show was part of the Massachusetts School of Law Education Forum, which is regularly broadcast on Comcast SportsNet on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. in New England.
MSL Professor Diane Sullivan, who moderated the show, and Kathryn Villare, the school’s director of new media who assisted with production, direction and editing, will accept the award at an industry luncheon on Wednesday, June 26 at The Hilton New York.
In the show, originally broadcast on Sept. 16, 2012, New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer discusses the list of remarkable 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 discussed their choices of heroes for their daughters in the episode.
Established in 1975, the Gracies “recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of electronic media, as well as individuals who have made contributions to the industry. The awards program also encourages the realistic and multifaceted portrayal of women in entertainment, news, features and other programs,” according to a release.
The Gracies are presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Alliance for Women in Media.