The Gabriel Awards were established in 1965 by the Catholic Broadcasters Association "to recognize oustanding artistic achievement in a television or radio program or series which entertains and enriches with a true vision of humanity and a true vision or life."
The Salt and Light Catholic Television Network was founded only five years ago at the conclusion of World Youth Day 2002 in Canada. Upon learning of the award, Salt and Light CEO Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B. said: "It is a great honor for us to be awarded the prestigious Gabriel Award, not for a specific program but rather for our entire network! Much has been accomplished over the past five years, and our Salt and Light team of young adults is the greatest asset of this wonderful project of the New Evangelization. The Gabriel Award is a tribute to their dedication, commitment and key roles in Catholic Media in North America."
The Gabriel Awards will be presented at a ceremony on October 25, 2008 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California.