Court TV’s Henry Schleiff and others frequently urge us in the media to focus attention on cable’s public affairs programming (Cfax 02/06). We’re listening. CableFAX/CableWorld has established an annual award for cable’s finest public affairs programming. Programmers are urged to overnight relevant shows (airdates from Mar ’03 through Feb ’04) with a short note to: Public Affairs Programming Award, c/o CableFAX Daily, 1201 Seven Locks Rd, Suite 300, Potomac, MD 20854, att: Seth Arenstein (301-354-1782). — Go to to see the just-released finalists for the ’04 Beacons, set to be awarded at the CTPAA Forum, Mar 24, Fairmont Hotel in DC.

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Representation Matters: Fewer Women, People of Color on TV

Nielsen released its first-ever report of the television media landscape’s progress and gaps in on-screen inclusion.

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