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NO. R-173. JOINT RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING ERNEST KINOY FOR HIS DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE TELEVISION MEDIUM.

(J.R.H. 133)

Offered by: Representative Darrow of Newfane.

Whereas, Ernest Kinoy of Williamsville is one of America's most prolific writers of provocative and historic television drama, and

Whereas, throughout his long career he has striven to write scripts that reflect the highest literary and broadcast standards, and

Whereas, Ernest Kinoy has been repeatedly recognized for the high caliber of his professional corpus, and

Whereas, included among his many honors have been two Emmy Awards, one for an episode of the "Defenders" television series concerning the blacklisting of artists and performers, and another for a script used in the epic historical drama "Roots," and

Whereas, in 1980, the Writer's Guild recognized him with its highest accolade, the Laurel Award, and

Whereas, Ernest Kinoy has now achieved the unusual distinction of twice being named a Christopher Award recipient, and

Whereas, the Christopher Awards are given for works in various media that inspire readers and viewers to change the world for the better, and

Whereas, he was awarded his first Christopher for a television play entitled "The Rivalry" which depicted the tumultuous relationship and duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, and

Whereas, his most recent Christopher was for a section of the "Rescuers", a program that portrayed individuals who risked their own lives to save European Jews during the Nazi Holocaust, and

Whereas, aside from his writing for the television medium, Ernest Kinoy has created dramatic works for local community groups and charitable organizations, and

Whereas, his broadcast dramas represent the pinnacle of the genre, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly is pleased to congratulate Ernest Kinoy on his receipt of asecond Christopher Award and to recognize his special contribution to television programs in the United States, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Ernest Kinoy.