December 8, 1987 |
Despite her rapid rise to stardom after portraying an anguished deaf janitor in "Children of a Lesser God," the hearing-impaired actress Marlee Matlin says she feels that "there are still barriers for disabled and hearing-impaired people." "I pray and even hope that these can be broken," said the winner of this year's Oscar for best actress.
November 11, 1989 |
Wheelchairs lined the aisles of the Directors Guild of America auditorium for the 11th annual Media Access Awards, a ceremony to honor the projects and people promoting positive images of disabled people in film and television. Among the productions honored Thursday night were the feature film "Rain Man," a "20 / 20" segment on the musical comeback of disabled singer Teddy Pendergrass, "The Young and the Restless," "Wiseguy" and "Designing Women."
January 24, 1989
The film "Gaby," which tells of a woman's triumphs over severe cerebral palsy, has won the Media Access Award as best feature film. The awards were presented Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton to recognize the accurate portrayal of the disabled in film, television, radio and commercials. The awards are sponsored by the California Governor's Committee for the Employment of Disabled Persons.
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.
January 23, 1989 |
"Kids Like These," a 1987 CBS movie about a mother whose child has Down's syndrome, is among the winners of the 10th Media Access Awards that salute production companies, groups and individuals for the accurate portrayal of people with disabilities. The awards were presented Sunday at the Beverly Hilton by the California Governor's Committee for the Employment of Disabled Persons. Other recipients include: "Throb," "Hunter," "Wiseguy," "General Hospital," "20/20," "Gaby" and "L.A. Law."
October 30, 1996 |
POP/ROCK Drug Charge Dropped: A Pasadena judge on Tuesday dismissed a cocaine and heroin possession case against Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland, citing the rocker's progress in a drug treatment program. The hearing followed Weiland's release from Impact House, where he had been ordered in April to spend four to six months under 24-hour supervision. Weiland had been charged with possession in May 1995, and charges were to have been dropped after a yearlong probation.