Five Cable Shows Get Prism Awards

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

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.