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Five Cable Shows Get Prism Awards

5/12/2003 3:41 AM Eastern

Five cable programs were given Prism Awards Friday night in Los Angeles for
their accurate depiction of drug, alcohol or tobacco use and its
consequences.

Not in the winner's circle: FX, which will present the event on TV for the
first time since its launch in 1997.

The honored productions:

\u0007 Strong Medicine's "Contraindications" episode on Lifetime Television
(drama series);

\u0007 Wasted from MTV: Music Television (movie/miniseries);

\u0007 Flipped's "Smoking and Tobacco" episode, again from MTV (teen
nonfiction series/special);

\u0007 VH1's Behind the Music for its "Aerosmith" hour (biographical
series/special); and

\u0007 The E! True Hollywood Story segment from E! Entertainment Television
on actor Andy Dick (biographical series/special).

Also, theatrical release Skins, funded in part by Starz Encore Group
LLC, received the feature-film award.

FX will carry the Prism Awards May 25 at 6 p.m. EST.

The awards are organized and presented by Entertainment Industries Council
Inc., in association with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National
Institute on Drug Abuse.

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