Parish Wins Gracie For Super-size Documentary

WRAL-TV logo Parish Wins Gracie For Super-size Documentary

WRAL-TV Senior Producer Phyllis Parish has won an esteemed Gracie Allen Award for her documentary “Super-Sizing Our Kids: NC’s Epidemic of Overweight Children.” She received the award at a ceremony at the New York Hilton on Monday, June 21, 2004.

Phyllis Parish
WRAL’s Phyllis Parish points out her favorite sponsor of the luncheon, Capitol Broadcasting.
Celeste Holm & Phyllis Parish
WRAL’s Phyllis Parish enjoys the evening gala along with fellow honoree Celeste Holm.
Phyllis Parish & Rene Syler
Parish poses with the CBS Early Show’s Rene Syler, keynote speaker for the luncheon.

In Parish’s award letter, the Gracies committee told her, “In a year with a record-breaking number of entries, your submission displayed superior quality in writing, production and programming.”

Phyllis Parish & Seab Howard
Parish attended the evening gala celebration with her husband, Seab Howard.
Phyllis Parish & Erin Moriarty
Parish chats with fellow award winner Erin Moriarty of CBS News’ 48 Hours.

Originally aired in May 2003, “Supersizing Our Kids” addresses child obesity from every angle with discussions from North Carolina health professionals about the problem and solutions. Overweight children told their own stories, along with their parents, and community programs are highlighted as well. Because of its popularity, the documentary re-aired that June.

The Gracies are presented each year by the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television and strive to encourage the positive and realistic portrayal of women in entertainment, commercials, news, features and other programming.

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