“Women, War and Peace” recognized as “Television with a Conscience”

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The PBS miniseries Women, War and Peace is one of seven programs receiving Television Academy Honors. The awards were established by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to recognize “Television with a Conscience,” the programming that inspires, informs, motivates and has the power to change lives.

In the announcement, the Academy said that the five-part Women, War and Peace “challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace are a man’s domain. Women embroiled in the midst of today’s conflicts bring viewers inside their lives, forever changing the way we look at war.” The programs were produced by Thirteen and Fork Films in association with WNET and ITVS.

The fifth-annual honors will be presented May 2 in Beverly Hills.