Episodes of “Roseanne” and “I’ll Fly Away” as well as the Emmy-winning movie “Miss Rose White” were among the TV shows awarded Humanitas Prizes.
A special prize went to the docu “Scared Silent: Exposing and Ending Child Abuse,” written by Arnold Shapiro and Mary Jo Peltier, for its “forthright presentation of the harsh realities of child abuse.”
That program aired on the three major networks as well as PBS.
This was the 18th year the Human Family Institute’s board has awarded Humanitas Prize endowments for TV scripts exploring human values. A total of $ 95,000 was given to the writers at a ceremony Wednesday, and it was announced that a new $ 25,000 Humanitas Prize for feature films will be awarded next year.
Carsey-Werner Co.’s “Roseanne” won in the 30-minute category for “Terms of Estrangement Part II,” an episode written by Rob Ulin, while Lorimar’s “I’ll Fly Away” took honors in the one-hour balloting for “Comfort and Joy,” a seg scripted by Barbara Hall.
Lorimar also claimed honors in the 90-minute category for the NBC “Hallmark Hall of Fame” presentation “Miss Rose White,” written by Anna Sandor.
Other winners were:
PBS-Cable: “Cooperstown,” TNT, written by Lee Blessing.
Children’s Live Action: “Big Boys Don’t Cry,” CBS “Schoolbreak Special,” written by B. Birney.
Children’s Animation: “The Flute” episode of the Family Channel’s “The Legend of Prince Valiant” written by David J. Corbett and Dianne Dixon.