Among those on hand in New York on Monday for the annual event were, standing (l-r): JuJu Chang, Jack Goodman (LABF co-chair), Adam Symson, Bob Pittman, Pete Williams, Sean McManus, Joyce Tudryn (IRTS president-CEO) Heidi Raphael (LABF co-chair) and Fareed Zakaria. Sitting: Alex Prud’homme, Deb McDermott, S. Epatha Merkerson and Bud Walters. (Photo by Wendy Moger-Bross)
The heads of Graham Media, Emily Barr, and Hearst Television, Jordan Wertlieb, yesterday agreed that local journalism, particularly that practiced by TV stations, was critical to the nation’s well-being. The two made their remarks as they were honored as Giants of Broadcasting and the Electronic Arts by the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation.
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)