'The Good Wife' Wins Inaugural Sidney Lumet Award for Its Human Rights Themes

'The Good Wife' is being honored with the inaugural Sidney Lumet Award for Integrity in Entertainment.

The award, from Human Rights First, is being awarded to 'The Good Wife' for tackling human rights issues including Internet freedom and privacy, torture, human rights in China and political asylum.

"Popular culture has incredible power, not just to entertain, but to inform, advocate, and inspire. 'The Good Wife' has used that power to confront some of the most difficult -- and important -- political and social questions of the day. We are proud to honor 'The Good Wife' for its groundbreaking content, and for advancing the public's understanding of human rights and the rule of law," Elisa Massimino, president and CEO of Human Rights First, said in a statement.


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