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Media Access Awards : Groups Honored For Portrayals Of Disabled

October 11, 1986

Julianna Fjeld received the Individual Achievement Award Thursday at the Eighth Annual Media Access Awards banquet, which honored individuals, groups and productions that realistically and accurately portray people with disabilities in television, film, radio, theater and print media.

Fjeld was co-executive producer for the Emmy Award-winning "Hallmark Hall of Fame" drama, "Love Is Never Silent," which focused on deaf parents raising their hearing daughter.

Winners this year were:

Contribution, Individual: Julianna Fjeld, Marian Rees, executive producers, "Love Is Never Silent."

Individual Achievement: Julianna Fjeld, co-executive producer, "Love Is Never Silent."

Special Individual Contribution Award: Tari Susan Hartman, executive director, Media Access Office, Inc.

Contribution, Corporation/Organization: Casting Society of America.

Media Employer: Bernie Kowalski, "Airwolf," Universal Television.

Movie of the Week: "Love Is Never Silent," NBC, "Hallmark Hall of Fame."

Comedy Series Episode: "The Golden Girls: A Little Romance," NBC, Witt-Thomas-Harris in association with Touchstone Films.

Dramatic Series Episode: "Cagney & Lacey: The Gimp," CBS, Orion Pictures Television.

Series as a Whole: "Dallas," CBS, Lorimar-Telepictures.

Children's Programming: "Have You Tried Talking to Patty?," "CBS Schoolbreak" daytime drama; "Capitol," CBS, John Conboy Productions.

Magazine Format: "Hour Magazine: Barrier Awareness Day," Martin Berman, executive producer, Steve Clements, producer.

Special: "A Matter of Attitude," KNBC-TV, Sheldon I. Altfeld, producer.

News: "20/20: A Very Special Vision," ABC News.

Commercials: McDonald's Corp., "Silent Persuasion."

Documentary/Educational/PSA: National Easter Seal Society, "Guide to Disabling Ideas."

Public Affairs Series: "Meeting Ground," Melissa McCampbell, producer in conjunction with the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, New England Medical Center Hospitals.

Feature Films: "Kiss of the Spider Woman," Island Films.

Theater, Los Angeles: "Andrea's Got Two Boyfriends," L.A. Theatre Unit.

Special Merit: "In Der Nacht: Deaf Survivors of the Holocaust," pictorial exhibit, Marla Petal and Michelle Baron, producers; "With the Power of Each Breath: A Disabled Women's Anthology," Susan E. Browne, Debra Connors, and Nanci Stern, editors.

Governor's Award of Excellence: McDonald's Corp.

Cece Robinson Award: Casey Stengle and Berta D'Angelo.

First Annual Easter Seal Scholarship: Willie Hernandez and Rebecca New.

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