'Glee,' 'CSI' honored for their 'conscience'
The show will be one of eight recipients of the third annual Television Academy Honors, which honors "television with a conscience." "Glee" is winning its award for the episode "Wheels," which focuses on the wheelchair-bound Artie (Kevin McHale) and also includes the tear-inducing revelation that Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) has a sister with Down syndrome.
Two other scripted shows are also receiving awards at a ceremony on Wednesday night (May 5) in Beverly Hills. "CSI" is being honored for its episode "Coup de Grace," about the fallout after a police officer shoots an off-duty colleague, while "Private Practice" will be recognized for "Nothing to Fear," which deals with physician-assisted suicide.
The other honorees are HBO's movie "Taking Chance"; "Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am?," an HBO documentary about Alzheimer's disease; "National Geographic Explorer: Inside Death Row," which looks at how the state of Texas carries out the death penalty; Discovery Health's documentary "Unlocking Autism"; and "The OxyContin Express," an investigation by Current TV's "Vanguard" into the prescription-drug pipeline from South Florida to Appalachia.
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