Cable Nets Feel Grand in New York

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Several cable networks received "Grand Awards" from The New York Festivals Monday night.

Among cable’s winners:

• Home Box Office won "Best Promotion Spot" for its "Cinemax ’02 Fall Image" campaign.

• The award for "Best News Programming" went to News 12 Long Island for its Inside the Fire Academy.

• Animal Planet picked up the trophy for "Best Children’s or Youth Programming" for Animal Kidding.

• The "Gold World Medal for Best News Correspondent" went to Cable News Network’s Christiane Amanpour.

• And Bravo’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy won in the "Reality TV" category.