HBO, Lifetime, A&E Win Christophers


Original cable programming about war and women standing up for themselves
will be honored with Christopher Awards next week.

Home Box Office's Band of Brothers, the 10-part miniseries based on
the exploits of U.S. soldiers fighting World War II in Europe, and A&E
Network's World War I telefilm The Lost Battalion were named winners
Wednesday by The Christophers, the nonprofit institution using mass media to
raise social and spiritual awareness.

Also receiving Christophers Feb. 28 in New York: Wit, the Mike
Nichols-directed HBO film starring Emma Thompson as a cancer patient; and
Taking Back Our Town, Lifetime Television's docudrama about women
fighting back from local corruption.

The Christopher Awards also recognize work in broadcast TV, public TV, film
and publishing.

Nearly 1,200 mass-media projects have been recognized by The Christophers
since the awards were organized in 1949.