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PRESS RELEASES

"Substance Abuse, Asperger’s, PTSD, HIV/AIDS and Climate Change Among Topics Tackled by TV Shows Named 2014 Sentinel Award Finalists," Sept. 9, 2014

"2014 Sentinel Awards to Honor Entertainment That Gives Voice to Topics of Health and Climate Change (call for entries)," April 17, 2014

"Kate Langrall Folb Named Director of Hollywood, Health & Society Program of USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center," Dec. 16, 2013

"World's Largest Film Industries Using Entertainment to Improve Lives," Nov. 1, 2013

"The California Endowment Announces $500,000 Grant, Teams Up With Hollywood, Health & Society for Obamacare Outreach and Education," Oct. 8, 2013

"Call Me Crazy, Grey’s Anatomy, Mary and Martha and Bill Maher Among Winners for 2013 Sentinel for Health Awards," Sept. 20, 2013

"TV Storylines About PTSD, Malaria, Mental Illness and Alcoholism Among Finalists for 2013 Sentinel Awards," Aug. 27, 2013

"USC Annenberg School Announces the 14th Annual Sentinel for Health Awards Call for Entries," March 19, 2013

"SVU, Touch and Up All Night Take Top Honors in Sentinel for Health Awards," Sept. 20, 2012

"Bipolar Disorder, Abuse and Addiction Storylines Among Finalists for 2012 Sentinel for Health Awards," Aug. 23, 2012

"USC Annenberg School Announces the 13th Annual Sentinel for Health Awards Call for Entries," April 12, 2012

"Esta de Fossard Wins 2011 Everett M. Rogers Award for Achievement in Entertainment Education," Sept. 13, 2011.

"Storylines Featuring Alzheimer's, Asperger's and Rape Are Among Finalists for 2011 Sentinel for Health Awards," Aug. 25, 2011.

"Diabetes, Rape in the Congo, and Financial Stress Storylines Take Primetime Top Honors in 2010 Sentinel for Health Awards," Sept. 22, 2010.

"Martine Bouman Receives 2010 Rogers Award for Achievement in Entertainment Education," Sept. 22, 2010.

"Organ Donation, Childhood Obesity, Post-Combat Injury Storylines Take Primetime Top Honors in 2009 Sentinel for Health Awards," Sept. 23, 2009.

"Charles “Garth” Japhet Receives 2009 Rogers Award for Achievement in Entertainment Education," Sept. 23, 2009.

"Cancer and Teen Sexual Health Storylines Take Top Primetime Honors in USC Sentinel for Health Awards; Gang Violence Recognized in New Children’s Programming Category." Winners were announced at a ceremony at the WGAW on Oct. 2, 2008.

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NEWS STORIES

"Will Hollywood Propagandize Obamacare on Primetime?" By Hollie McKay, Fox News, Nov. 12, 2013

"California Endowment Provides $500,000 for TV Shows to Include ACA Enrollment in Plotlines," By Ruth McCambridge, Nonprofit Quarterly, Nov. 7, 2013

"Obamacare Goes Hollywood for Hispanics," By Mike Gonzalez, The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 6, 2013

"Obamacare Getting a Hollywood Makeover?" FoxBusiness, Nov 6, 2013

"$500,000 Grant to Hollywood to Boost Obamacare," By Michael R. Blood and Sandy Cohen (Associated Press), Albuquerque Journal, Nov. 5, 2013

"Grant Aimed at Promoting ACA to TV Viewers," By Associated Press, The Spokesman-Review, Nov. 5, 2013

"$500,000 Grant Gives Obamacare a Starring Role in TV Productions," By Michael R. Blood (Associated Press), Long Beach Press-Telegram, Nov. 4, 2013

"USC Gets a Grant to Convince Hollywood to Push Obamacare," By Andrew Johnson, National Review Online, Nov. 4, 2013

"Bringing Obamacare to Your Favorite TV Show," By Charlotte Alter, Time, Nov. 4, 2013

"Hollywood Targeted to Give Health-Care Law a Boost," By Michael R. Blood and Sandy Cohen (Associated Press), KFWB, Nov. 4, 2013

"Hollywood Writers, Producers Targeted to Plug Obamacare into Plot Lines," By the Associated Press, CBS-DC, Nov. 4, 2013

"Hollywood Targeted to Give Health-Care Law a Boost," By the Associated Press, U-T San Diego, Nov. 4, 2013

"Hollywood Targeted to Give Health-Care Law a Boost," By the Associated Press, Boston Herald, Nov. 4, 2013

"Hollywood Targeted to Give Health-Care Law a Boost," By the Associated Press, NPR, Nov. 4, 2013

"Hollywood Targeted to Give Health-Care Law a Boost," By Michael Blood and Sandy Cohen (Associated Press), ABC News, Nov. 4, 2013

"Is There Obamacare Propaganda on Our Favorite Shows?" By Kyle Smith, New York Post (Page Six), Oct. 19, 2013

“TV Propaganda? $500K Grant to Sneak Pro-Obamacare Messages in Shows,” By Cheryl K. Chumley, Washington Times, Oct. 11, 2013

“About That Radical Funder, the California Endowment, That’s Funding Pro-Obamacare Propaganda in Hollywood,” By Matthew Vadum, CapitalResearch.org, Oct. 11, 2013

"Hollywood, TV Campaigns to Spread Obamacare Message," By Andrea Billups, Newsmax.com, Oct. 10, 2013

"Hollywood Gets a $500K Grant to Weave Obamacare into TV Storylines," By Debra Heine, Breitbart.com, Oct. 11, 2013

"Obamacare Angles for Starring Role on Primetime TV," By Dominic Patten, Deadline.com, Oct. 9, 2013

"Science on Set," By Rachel Bernstein, Cell (Volume 154), Aug. 29, 2013

"Stories of Bihar Women Set to Hit the Big and Small Screens," By Giridhar Jhar, Daily Mail Online, Aug. 3, 2103

"Asian Centre for Entertainment Education Launches 'The Third Eye,' " By Saloni Dutta, Exchange4Media.com, July 19, 2013 

"Now, Filmmakers to Get a Reality Check," By Ankur Pathak, The Times of India, July 19, 2013

"Now, Filmmakers to Get a Reality Check," By Ankur Pathak, Mumbai Mirror, July 19, 2013

"Third Eye to Introduce Creative Communities to Real India," mattersindia.com, July 18, 2013

"Getting the Story Right: A Hollywood-Inspired Initiative Hopes to Ensure Films and TV Portray Women, Illnesses and Other Such Things Accurately," By Vanita Kohli-Khandeka, Business Standard, July 17, 2013

"Panel of Doctors Brief Screenwriters on Obamacare," By Anne Artley, Neon Tommy, June 28, 2013

"Ten Weird and Wonderful L.A. Things to Do This Weekend," Ask Chris, Los Angeles Magazine, June 21, 2013

"Entertaining Health: Inspiring Writers and Producers to Create Storylines That Change Knowledge and Behavior," By Sandra de Castro Buffington, Sustain: A Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Issues, Spring/Summer 2013

LISTEN: "Health & Hollywood With Sandra de Castro Buffington," Your Health Radio, May 11-13, 2013

"The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Climate Change and the Arts," By Ryan Meade, the Institute of International and European Affairs, April 17, 2013

" 'Third Eye' Led by Mahesh Bhatt to Be One-Stop Shop for Health Related Enquiries for the Entertainment Industry," By TellyChakkar Team, TellyChakkar.com, March 23, 2013

"Doctors in Popular Fiction: The Everyday Drama of Medicine," By Lesley Henderson, CostofLiving.net, March 8, 2013

"Neal Baer: Empowering Health and Society Through Storytelling," By Susan Karlin, Fastcocreate.com, Feb. 8, 2013

"250th Show With Suleika Jaouad & Hollywood, Health & Society" (online interview with Sandra de Castro Buffington and Sarah Watson, co-exec. producer of "Parenthood"), Stupid Cancer Show, Jan. 14, 2013

"Mackinnon Advises TV Drama on Nerve Injuries," By Elizabethe Holland Durando, HealthCanal.com, Nov. 28, 2012

"Sandra de Castro Buffington: Inspiring Hollywood to Change Lives," By Good Scout, GoodScoutGroup.com, Nov. 1, 2012

"Harnessing Hollywood: Storylines in TV and Film Can Be Used to Educate the Public on a Variety of Issues," By Sandra de Castro Buffington, Monthly Developments Magazine, Sept. 2012

“The Good Doctor: On Board the Storybus With Neal Baer,” By Louise Farr, WGAW Written By, September-October issue

"Fake Doctors, Real Influence," By Christine Wicker, DallasNews.com, Sept. 14, 2012

"Industry Non-Profit Counters Hollywood Portrayal of Drugs and Alcohol With Benefit," By Brandon Kirby, Hollywood Reporter, Sept. 13, 2012

"Rise of the Cyberhero," By Steven and Michael Meloan, The Huffington Post, Sept. 12, 2012

"TV Treats Breast-Feeding as Comic Fodder," By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience.com, July 6, 2012

"Doc McStuffins and Writer-Producer Chris Nee," By Jim MacQuarrie, GeekDad/Wired.com, May 4, 2012

"Foundations Use Hollywood to Promote Their Agendas," By Caroline Preston, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, May 2, 2012

"Soap Operas—Art Imitating Life," BBC, April 23, 2012

"Adorable New Disney Junior Show 'Doc McStuffins," CoolBabyKid.com, March 16, 2012

"TV Expert Comes to Hoyawood," By Katrina Yeh, The Hoya/The Guide, March 15, 2012.

“Disney Junior Cable Channel Set to Launch in U.S. 3/23,” TalkTVWorld.com, Jan. 11, 2012. 

“Disney Announces Debut Date of Its New Disney Junior channel,” Orlando Sentinel, Jan. 9, 2012.  

“Socially Relevant Films, TV Shows Topping Charts,” Hindustantimes.com, Nov. 28, 2011. 

“All’s Not Well With Bollywood,” By P. Chatterjee, The Asian Age, Nov. 22, 2011. 

“USC in the News,” USC Media & Public Relations, Nov. 22, 2011. 

“Hollywood Writers in Delhi,” Silicon India, Nov. 21, 2011. 

“Hollywood Writers in Delhi,” Yahoo! News India, Nov. 20, 2011. 

“Hollywood Writers in Delhi,” By A. Pandit, Bollywood News, Nov. 20, 2011.

“Hollywood Writers in Delhi,” Yahoo! OMG! India, Nov. 20, 2011. 

“Hollywood Writers in Delhi,” Bollywood On Demand, Nov. 20, 2011. 

“Hollywood Writers in Delhi,” Thaindian News, Nov. 20, 2011.

“Hollywood Writers in Delhi,” Southasiannews.com, Nov. 20, 2011. 

“Hollywood Writers in Delhi,” Manoramaonline.com, Nov. 20, 2011.

“Hollywood Writers in Delhi,” Prokerala News, Nov. 20, 2011. 

“Hollywood Writers in Delhi,” India Gazette, Nov. 20, 2011. 

“Hollywood Writers in Delhi,” Topix.com, Nov. 20, 2011. 

“Hollywood Writers in Delhi,” Chirikkam.com, Nov. 20, 2011. 

“Hollywood Writers in Delhi,” HollywoodTales.com, Nov. 20, 2011. 

“Hollywood Writers in Delhi,” Hoonur.com, Nov. 20, 2011. 

“Hollywood Writers in Delhi,” newKerala.com, Nov. 20, 2011. 

“Hollywood Writers in Delhi, filmicafe.com, Nov. 20, 2011.

“Hollywood Writers in Delhi,” PluzMedia.com, Nov. 20, 2011. 

“Hollywood Writers in Delhi,” CityBengaluru.com, Nov. 20, 2011. 

“Hollywood Writers in Delhi,” KeralaNext.com, Nov. 20, 2011.  

“Hollywood Writers in Delhi,” eMagazineIndia.com, Nov. 20, 2011.

“Hollywood Writers in Delhi,” IndiaNest.com, Nov. 20, 2011.

“Hollywood Writers in Delhi,” WebIndia123.com, Nov. 20, 2011.

“Hollywood Writers in Delhi,” Indo Asian News Service. Nov. 20, 2011. 

“USC Brings Hollywood Storytellers to India,” By K. Mehta, RealBollywood.com, Nov. 17, 2011. 

“USC Brings Hollywood Storytellers to India,” PluzMedia.com, Nov. 17, 2011. 

“USC Brings Hollywood Storytellers to India,” Thaindian.com, Nov. 17, 2011.

“USC Brings Hollywood Storytellers to India,” Onion Newspaper, Nov. 17, 2011.  

“USC Brings Hollywood Storytellers to India,” IndiaTalkies.com, Nov. 17, 2011. 

“USC Brings Hollywood Storytellers to India,” Samachar.com, Nov. 17, 2011. 

“USC Brings Hollywood Storytellers to India,” Sify.com, Nov. 17, 2011.

“USC Brings Hollywood Storytellers to India,” Yahoo! OMG! India, Nov. 17, 2011. 

“USC Brings Hollywood Storytellers to India,” NewKerala.com, Nov. 17, 2011. 

“USC brings Hollywood Storytellers to India,” WebIndia123.com, Nov. 17, 2011. 

“USC Brings Hollywood Storytellers to India,” India Gazette, Nov. 17, 2011.  

“USC Brings Hollywood Storytellers to India,” BollywoodOnDemand.com, Nov. 17, 2011. 

“USC Brings Hollywood Storytellers to India,” Smashits.com, Nov. 17, 2011. 

“USC Brings Hollywood Storytellers to India,” Samachar.com, Nov. 17, 2011.  

“USC Brings Hollywood Storytellers to India,” IndiaVision.com, Nov. 17, 2011. 

“USC Brings Hollywood Storytellers to India,” Hoonur.com, Nov. 17, 2011. 

“Conference on Entertainment as Tool to Understand Development,” MSN India, Nov. 16, 2011.  

“A Mix of Education, Entertainment for Social Cause,” UMMID.com, Nov. 16, 2011. 

“Hollywood & Health: Putting a Little Spinach in the Popcorn,” American Public Health Assn., Oct. 31, 2011. 

“Climate Reality Project Begins 24-Hour Blitz Tonight,” Cool Green Mag, Sept. 14, 2011.  

"Al Gore Is Back," By Douglas Fischer, The Daily Climate, Sept. 21, 2011.

"Parenthood Honored for Asperger's Storyline," By Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop, Aug. 26, 2011.

"Storylines Featuring Alzheimer's, Asperger's and Rape Among Finalists for 2011 Sentinel for Health Awards, PR Newswire, Aug. 26, 2011.

"Sandra de Castro Buffington at Singularity University," USC Annenberg, Aug. 18, 2011.

"Singularity University Announces Second Annual Women @ The Frontier Symposium on Aug. 16 at the Tech Museum,"The Tech Media Room, Aug. 9, 2011

"Greening the Screen: To Reach a Broader Public, Environmentalists Need to Go Beyond the Documentary," By Lena Groeger, Science Line,  June 23, 2011. 

"Norman Lear Center Seeks Entries for Seventh Annual Everett M. Rogers Prize for Outstanding Entertainment Education," USC Annenberg News, June 8, 2011

"Hollywood Takes on SA Health Issues," Screen Africa, June 5, 2011

"Entertainment Education Award Call for Nominations," PR Newswire, June 3, 2011

"Bolly Spice at Hollywood, Health & Society Panel Discussion," By Prateeksha Khot, Bollyspice.com, May 17, 2011

"Mental Health Issues Can Be Misrepresented on Film, TV," By Megan Donley, South Source, May 2011

"A Healthy Dose of Primetime Drama," By Sharon Tanenbaum, Everyday Health, May 2011.

"Hollywood Visits Bollywood: L.A. Delegation Looks at Health Issues in Mumbai," By Naman Ramachandran, Variety, May 10, 2011.

"Five Hollywood Writers and Producers on a Trip to Mumbai," By NewsDesk, Dear Cinema,  May 10, 2011.

"Hollywood Film and TV Biggies in India," Indian Television, May 10, 2011.

"U.S. TV and Film Writers and Producers on Research Trip to Mumbai," Bolly Spice, May 9, 2011.

"USC Annenberg Sends Hollywood Contingent to India," By Richard Horgan, FishbowlLA, May 9, 2011.

"Hollywood Industry Experts Explore South Africa Health Challenges," Screen Africa, May 6, 2011.

"Lear Organizes Field Trip: Producers, Scribes Meet With Medical Experts," By A.J. Marechal, Variety, April 25, 2011.

LISTEN: "KUHF Conversations: Sandra de Castro Buffington," By Carrie Feibel, Kuhf News, April 7, 2011.

"Scholars to Discuss Health Accuracy in TV Plots at Rice Lecture," By Franz Brotzen, Rice News & Media Relations, March 20, 2011.

"Grey's Anatomy Features Rare Disease on Three-Episode Series," By Mikaela Conley, ABC News, Feb. 10, 2011.

"Health Department Posters Just Don't Work: 21st Century Public Health," Free Condoms & Lollipops, Feb. 5, 2011.

"Climate Change in Primetime: Can an Entertainment-Public Health Model Be Applied to Viewer Education?", By Matthew C. Nisbet, Big Think, Jan. 28, 2011.

"Buffington the Liar Slayer: How to Get the Boob Tube to Tell the Truth About Climate Change," By David Roberts,Grist, Jan. 27, 2011.

"On Hollywood, HIV, Alcohol and Warming," By Andrew C. Revkin, Dot Earth, Jan. 27, 2011.

"Call to Action on Childhood Obesity," By Eddie North-Hager, USC News, Sept. 15, 2010.

"Childhood Obesity Summit Calls Attention to Public Policy," California Healthcare Institute Blog, Sept. 15, 2010.

WATCH: "TV Tackles Cancer," HH&S Director Sandra de Castro Buffington is interviewed on a special report, CNN,  Sept. 13, 2010 (her discussion begins at 01:50).

"Y-Peer: Media Helping Empower Young People to Protect Themselves From HIV," The Body, July 22, 2010.

"Sesame Street Diplomacy—Wrapping Up at the Peacebuilding Summit," By Eric Martin, Beyond the Box, May 12, 2010.

"Guiding Lights—How Soap Operas Could Save the World," By Drake Bennett, Boston.com, May 2, 2010.

"Public Health through a Public Diplomacy Lens," By Catherin Cloutier, Neon TOMMY, April 5, 2010.

"Health Initiative Aims to Include Information About Global Health Issues In TV Shows," By Erica Liepmann, Causecast, March 2010.

"Event Addresses How TV Can Raise Awareness of Global Health Issues," The Medical News, (March 27, 2010).

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