TV critics say 'Homicide' is best

In Brief

July 22, 1996|By David Zurawik

PASADENA, Calif. -- NBC's "Homicide: Life On The Street" was honored as both Best Drama and Program of the Year at the Television Critics' Association 12th annual awards presentation here Saturday.

"We're here because of you -- you helped keep us on the air initially," executive producer Tom Fontana told the critics in accepting the award.

"What we are trying to do in this show is deal with some of the problems in society and still be entertaining. It's not easy to find a place in network television to do that," added Barry Levinson, the series' other executive producer.

"The hell with the Emmys," said producer Henry Bromell, referring to "Homicide's" again being denied an Emmy nomination as best drama in nominations announced Wednesday.

The TCA, which includes about 150 television critics and reporters from newspapers and magazines across the country, also honored: PBS' "Wishbone" as Best Children's Show; A&E's "Pride & Prejudice" as Best Special; NBC's "Frasier" as Best pTC Comedy; PBS' "Frontline" as Best News Program; ESPN's "Sportscenter" as Best Sport Show, and gave a lifetime achievement award to Angela Lansbury, star of CBS' "Murder She Wrote."

Pub Date: 7/22/96

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