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FOR THE GIRLS: Girls Inc., a national education and advocacy group for girls, saluted TV industry leaders for creating more realistic portrayals of girls and women. Honorees at the awards luncheon in New York included (from l.) Pat Mitchell, president, Turner Original Productions; Lydia Stephans, VP-programming, ABC Sports; Doug McCormick, president-CEO, Lifetime Television; Mia Hamm of the National Soccer Team, accepting an award for Nike for its "If you let me play" TV ad campaign; Nichelle Nichols, who plays Lt. Uhura on "Star Trek"; and Judy A. Smith, senior VP-corporate communications, NBC.
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