Tony Goldwyn, Maria Shriver, Isha Sesay, RJ Mitte Named Honorees for 2019 Television Industry Advocacy Awards

Top Quote The Television Industry Advocacy Awards will take place on Wednesday, October 23rd at the TCL Chinese Theater and will honor Tony Goldwyn, Maria Shriver, Isha Sesay, and RJ Mitte along with special guest speaker Rachel Pittman of the United Nations Association. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 22, 2019 - LOS ANGELES, CA – Advocacy Honors announced today that Tony Goldwyn (Scandal) Maria Shriver (American journalist) Isha Sesay (CNN) and RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad) are the honorees at the Fifth Annual Television Industry Advocacy Awards presented by TCL North America and hosted by Lu Parker (KTLA) . The evening will be held Wednesday, October 23rd at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA. Presenters include Minnie Driver, Loni Love, Liz Hernandez and Kathy Eldon.

    The event honors leaders in the television industry who effectively use their voice for social cause. With the UN General Assembly recently concluding its annual meeting in New York, focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals is inspiring global dialogue. Opening remarks from UNA Executive Director Rachel Pittman will ignite an inspirational evening of conversation about how the television industry can use their collective platform to advocate for awareness and to effect change.

    “The Advocacy Awards acknowledge and support industry advocates who are making positive change while galvanizing fans to engage and impact change,” said Paul Turcotte, Founder of the Television Industry Advocacy Awards. “TCL, America’s fastest-growing TV brand, has increased their commitment as the evening’s Title Sponsor. Their corporate sustainability initiatives parallel our mission to impact change and we are honored they are on board for a second year.”

    Over its short history, the Television Industry Advocacy Awards has recognized the work of 34 industry leaders including Eva Longoria, Chrissy Metz, Keegan-Michael Key, Alfre Woodard, Anthony Anderson, Sela Ward, Tim Robbins, Alyssa Milano, Debra Messing, Patricia Heaton, Constance Zimmer, Jill Soloway, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Abigail Disney, Bill Prady, Niecy Nash and Laverne Cox, among others.

    “TCL applauds the Television Industry Advocacy Awards for their efforts and we are very proud to support the great service they do in recognizing TV stars who generously use their platform to highlight needs within the community,” said Chris Larson, Senior Vice President, TCL North America. “Being America’s fastest-growing TV brand takes a lot of work but we make sure to filter all our business decisions through a guiding hand called TCL Cares - a simple set of rules that benefit our users, our employees, the communities we serve and our environment. That said, it was an easy choice for us to work with this event and celebrate the honorees selflessly dedicated to helping those in need using their advantages.”

    Details are as follows:
    Tony Goldwyn: Actor, Director, Americares Board Member and long time Advocate.
    WAM and Maria Shriver: Activist and Founder of Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement
    Isha Sesay: Former CNN Anchor, Founder of W.E. can Lead. Author
    RJ Mitte: Actor, Diversity Activist and United Cerebral Palsy Ambassador

    What: Fifth Annual Television Industry Advocacy Awards
    Where: TCL Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
    When: Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

    5pm – 5:45 pm Media check in
    6:00 pm Red Carpet Press / Cocktail Reception
    7:30 pm Awards Presentation and Dialogue

    About Advocacy Honors
    Advocacy Honors (AH!) producers of the Television Industry Advocacy Awards support and amplify influential voices and generate millions of impactful media impressions for worthy causes and charities. For additional information, please visit:

    About TCL
    Already one of the world's best-selling consumer electronics brands, TCL is now the fastest-growing TV brand in North America. TCL (The Creative Life) was founded more than 35 years ago and prides itself on delivering high quality products featuring stylish design and the latest technology. With extensive manufacturing expertise, a vertically integrated supply chain, and state-of-the-art panel factory, TCL offers innovative televisions, including the award-winning TCL® Roku TV™. For additional product information please visit

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