|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.
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.”
Parish attended the evening gala celebration with her husband, Seab Howard.
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.