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Al Gore, Shonda Rhimes, Maria Shriver to be honored by TV academy [Updated]

May 3, 2010 |  1:30 pm

Former Vice President Al Gore, "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes and TV journalist Maria Shriver are slated to be honored Wednesday during the Third Annual Television Academy Honors, which salute the "power of television."

The ceremony, which is being held by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, will celebrate TV shows that "have had significant impact on the viewing audience and the ability to spark social change." The honors will be hosted by Dana Delany of "Desperate Housewives."

The honored projects include "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." "Glee," "'Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am?' with Maria Shriver," "Inside Death Row," "Vanguard" and "Private Practice."

[Updated: A previous version of this post misspelled the first name of Shonda Rhimes and last name of Dana Delany.]

-- Greg Braxton