KABC, KCBS top NATAS community service noms

Local O&Os KABC-TV and KCBS-TV each received two of 18 nominations as finalists for the National Award for Community Service, presented annually by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

KCBS was recognized for the programs “A Reason to Change” and “In Peril on the Sea,” while KABC’s finalists are “Scared Sober” and the public affairs series “City View.”

Four finalists were also announced in both local and national public service announcement categories. Awards will be presented Aug. 25 in New York.

A list of nominees follows:

Community Service

“Andrew: The Documentary,” WSVN, Miami; “Great Expectations: The Education Project,” KTVI, St. Louis; “Health Care: At What Cost?” WJW-TV, Cleveland; “Making the Points,” KUSA, Denver; “A Reason to Change,” KCBS-TV, Los Angeles; “Care for Kids,” WPIX, New York; “The War Within Us All,” WKVC, Cleveland; “4 Your Health,” WSMV, Nashville; “Close to Home,” WKBD, Southfield, Mich.

“Don’t Talk to Strangers,” WCBD, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; “Scared Sober,” KABC-TV, Los Angeles; “AWARE: A Program to Fight Breast Cancer,” WHDH, Boston; “My Own Friend,” KTVU, Oakland; “Pulse,” WJAC, Johnstown, Pa.; “Bitter Pill,” KOMO, Seattle; “City View,” KABC-TV, Los Angeles; “In Peril of the Sea,” KCBS-TV, Los Angeles; “Circle of Hope,” KTVX, Salt Lake City.

PSAs — National

“Service on the Run,” and “Splash: Whatever You Do, Just Do Your Best,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; “Boys’ Town National Hotline,” Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home; “Bernard King,” NBA Entertainment.

PSAs — Local

“A Woman’s Guide to Breast Self Exam,” WMBD, Peoria, Ill.; “Someone to Watch Over Me,” WTXF, Philadelphia; “For Kids’ Sake — Words,” WTVR, Richmond, Va.; “If You Do It & Mom/Dad,” KSBW, Salinas, Calif.

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