LABF Inducts Nine New ‘Giants’

ABC News’ Nightline co-anchor Juju Chang hosted the annual awards ceremony produced for the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation by the International Radio & Television Society Foundation. Back row, l-r: Mark Pedowitz, Alfred C. Liggins III, Larry Patrick, Peter Dunn, Mark Richer. Front row, l-r: Julie Talbott, Lester Holt, Connie Chung, Paula Kerger. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)

Nine distinguished members of the media industry were honored today at the 17th Annual Library of American Broadcasting Foundation’s Giants Of Broadcasting & Electronic Arts awards ceremony.

The event was held at New York City’s Gotham Hall where awards were presented during a luncheon emceed by ABC News’ Nightline co-anchor Juju Chang. This annual event is produced for the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation (LABF) by the International Radio and Television Society Foundation.

The Giants of Broadcasting celebration was created by the LABF, a charity dedicated to preserving the past, reflecting the present and informing the future. It was created to honor the remarkable creators, innovators, leaders, performers and journalists who have brought the electronic arts to the prominence they occupy in the United States and the world today, and who have set the stage for the future.

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The LABF has honored more than 200 leaders in the broadcasting industry since the event’s inception in 2003. Proceeds from the luncheon continue to support the amazing work of the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation, which plays a vital role in growing, preserving, and providing access to archives that represent the most influential cultural force in the world. A portion of the proceeds will also support the International Radio and Television Society Foundation’s student training programs and diversity initiatives.

The 2019 Giants of Broadcasting and Electronic Arts honorees are:

Connie Chung — Award-winning journalist


Peter Dunn — President, Cbs Television Stations

Lester Holt — Anchor, NBC Nightly News & Dateline NBC

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Paula Kerger — President-CEO, PBS

Alfred C. Liggins III — CEO, Urban One

Larry Patrick — Founder & Managing Partner, Patrick Communications

Mark Pedowitz — President, The CW Television Network

Mark Richer — President emeritus, Advanced Television Systems Committee

Julie Talbott — President, Premiere Networks

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