Library of American Broadcasting Presents 10th Annual Giants of Broadcasting Awards

Honorees include Norman Lear, George Beasley, Ted Turner, Erica Farber, Andy Rooney, Sir Howard Stringer, Don Cornelius, Dinah Shore, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer

NEW YORK--()--The national Library of American Broadcasting will present its 10th Annual GIANTS OF BROADCASTING Honors at a ceremony and luncheon to be held this afternoon in New York City at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The event, attended by prominent members of the broadcasting, media and corporate communities, celebrates extraordinary leadership or performance in television and radio. The distinguished honorees join 140 GIANTS OF BROADCASTING who have been honored by the Library since 2003. Bill Baker, president emeritus of WNET New York and himself a Giant of Broadcasting, will serve as master of ceremonies.

     

HONOREES:

Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman of the Sony Corporation

Ted Turner, Media Mogul and Creator of CNN, TBS, TNT, Philanthropist

Norman Lear, Writer-Producer of All in the family, Maude, The Jeffersons,

Sanford and Son and a number of major hits

George Beasley, Chairman, CEO and Founder of Beasley Broadcast Group

Erica Farber, President and CEO of the Radio Advertising Bureau

Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer, Creators and Anchors of The MacNeil/Lehrer Report, MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and PBS NewsHour

*Andy Rooney of CBS’ 60 Minutes

**Don Cornelius, Creator, Host and Producer of Soul Train

***Dinah Shore, Singer, Actress and Television Personality

 

*Leslie Stahl, Correspondent, 60 Minutes and Face the Nation, will accept the award on behalf of Andy Rooney.

**Tony Cornelius will be accepting for his father, Don Cornelius.

***Dick Arlett, producer of "Dinah and Friends," will accept for Dinah Shore.

 

WHEN:

Thursday, October 18
11:30 a.m. (Reception)
Noon – 2:30 p.m. (Luncheon and Awards Ceremony)
 

WHERE:

The Starlight Roof (18th Floor)

Waldorf-Astoria Hotel

301 Park Avenue (Between 49th and 50th Streets)

New York City
 

TICKETS:

Reservations for tables and individual tickets to the event may be arranged through Jessica Wolin at 212-685-4233 or by e-mail through jessicawolin@gmail.com.

 

PRESS:

All members of the press can RSVP by contacting Ellyn Fisher at 212-984-1964 or efisher@adcouncil.org.

 

The LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BROADCASTING (LAB) — located at the University of Maryland — is entering its 41st year serving as the national information resource for the radio and television industries and the academic communities that rely upon it for depth and expertise. Its collections of historic documents, professional papers, oral and video histories, books and photographs are among the nation’s most extensive. LAB is evolving from a conventional library into a “homepage” for the world at large, reaching thousands simultaneously through the Internet. Industry outreach includes lectures, symposia, print and the broadcast media themselves.

LAB’s chair is Virginia Hubbard Morris, president of Hubbard Radio, based in Minneapolis-St. Paul. The president/CEO is Donald West, veteran broadcast journalist and former assistant to the president of CBS Inc. The dean of libraries at the University of Maryland is Patricia Steele, and the curator is Chuck Howell.

The Library has been honoring leaders in the broadcasting industry annually since 2003. The list of Giants will now exceed 149. Previous honorees include industry founders Guglielmo Marconi, David Sarnoff of RCA and NBC, William S. Paley and Frank Stanton of CBS, Leonard Goldenson of ABC, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Philo Farnsworth, H. V. Kaltenborn, Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, Arthur Godfrey, Paul Harvey, Charlie Rose, Ken Burns, Johnny Carson, Katie Couric, Brian Williams, Christiane Amanpour, Barbara Walters, Brian Williams, Katie Couric, Lowry Mays and Tim Russert.

LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BROADCASTING FOUNDATION
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TICKETS: Reservations for tables and individual tickets to the event may be arranged through Jessica Wolin at 212-685-4233 or by email at jessicawolin@gmail.com.

 

Contacts

LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BROADCASTING FOUNDATION
PRESS:
Ellyn Fisher, 212-984-1964
efisher@adcouncil.org

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Library of American Broadcasting will present its 10th Annual GIANTS OF BROADCASTING Honors in New York City

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LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BROADCASTING FOUNDATION
PRESS:
Ellyn Fisher, 212-984-1964
efisher@adcouncil.org