Media Archive by Format: television

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The story behind the first rape kit
Nov. 21, 2015 • CNN
Jessica Ravitz
First used in Illinois and then across the country, rape kits are making headlines as hundreds of thousands of them are being discovered backlogged, untested and, in some cases, destroyed. read more
NO MORE Releases Chilling Domestic Violence Super Bowl Ad
January 29, 2015 • MSNBC
Tamron Hall
The co-founder of “No more” joins Tamron Hall with a look at the campaign’s chilling new Super Bowl commercial about domestic violence. Plus, they discuss a series of PSA’s featuring current NFL players. read more
'NO MORE' Outtakes: Stars at a Loss for Words
Dec. 19, 2014 • Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood Live
The heartfelt moments that make up the new "Speechless" videos in the NO MORE PSA campaign were featured on Access Hollywood. read more
Spending Bill Includes $41 Million to Help Rape Victims
Dec. 12, 2014 • ABC 2 WMAR Baltimore
WMAR Staff
Lawmakers have allocated $41 million to help rape victims as part of the $1.1 trillion spending plan approved by Congress Thursday night. read more
Rape survivors face resistance in fight to test rape kit backlog
May 29, 2014 • MSNBC
Meredith Clark
After San Francisco resident Heather Marlowe was drugged and raped at the city’s annual Bay to Breakers race in May 2010, she trusted local police to process her rape kit–the evidence collected during a forensic exam–and update her if any leads turned up. When they didn’t call for more than a year, she began researching why. read more
The View Interviews Mariska Hargitay
January 15, 2014 • The View
The View
Mariska Hargitay discusses her Emmy Award winning role on 'Law & Order: SVU' and her charitable foundation. read more
Mariska Hargitay dishes on "Law & Order: SVU"; Joyful Heart Foundation
January 8, 2014 • Today Show
Today Show
The actress chatted about the drama as it enters the second half of its 15th season tonight. She also talked about her Joyful Heart Foundation, which helps victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. "If you talk about it, that’s how you get rid of it," she said. read more
Joyful Heart Foundation Gala by Julie Moran
7/11/13 • The Balancing Act
Julie Moran
Emmy-award winning actress Mariska Hargitay stops to talk to Julie Moran on the red carpet at the gala for her Joyful Heart Foundation. Hollywood Watch was there to capture all the star studded support. read more
Check Out Mariska Hargitay's Organization
April 17th, 2012 • The Ellen Show
Ellen Degeneres
On her show, "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" Mariska often deals with women who have suffered from abuse. She has created an incredible organization called the Joyful Heart Foundation to support them. You can find out more at JoyfulHeartFoundation.org. read more
VIDEO: Interview with Kata Issari
November 23rd, 2011 • Hawaii News Now
SUNRISE
Kata Issari, Hawai'i Regional Director of the Joyful Heart Foundation, visits SUNRISE to discuss the Foundation's important work in Hawai'i to heal and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues. read more
Hargitay was devastated to lose her 'SVU' partner
September 28th, 2011 • The Today Show
Ann Curry
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” is back from its summer break, but it’s not the same old show it once was. Leading man Christopher Meloni, who played Det. Elliot Stabler for over a decade, is out, as is actor B.D. Wong, and several new faces have joined the drama. Still, one thing hasn’t changed — Mariska Hargitay is bringing Olivia Benson to the squad room, even though she's lost her on-screen partner. read more
Law and Order Actress Raises Rape Kit Backlog Awareness
September 29th, 2010 • NBC News
NBC News
The season premiere of NBC's "Law and Order SVU" tackled the ongoing problem of backlogged rape kits sitting untested in police warehouses... delaying the prosecution of rape suspects. It was a problem brought to life in Los Angeles in 2009 and now actress Mariska Hargitay has started a foundation to help raise awareness and funds to get those rape kits tested. read more
New National Initiative on Rape Kits
May 21st, 2010 • CBS Evening News
Armen Keteyian
Almost a year ago, CBS News broadcast a two part series on a five month investigation into tens of thousands of untested rape kits nationwide. read more