“After careful consideration, we concluded that it would be impossible, due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic, to guarantee safety for the honorees and the several hundred people who regularly attend the Giants of Broadcasting awards luncheon,” said Virginia Hubbard Morris, LABF chair.
On Sept. 27, the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation held its 15th annual Giants of Broadcasting and Electronic Arts Luncheon. The honorees: Seated (l-r): Bill Koenigsberg, president, CEO and founder of Horizon Media; Barbara Eden, actress; Joe Field, chairman-founder, Entercom Communications; Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent, NBC News and host of MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports; Jeff Fager, executive producer of CBS News’ 60 Minutes; Gary Chapman, retired chairman, president and CEO, LIN TV Corp. Standing: David Field, president-CEO, Entercom Communications; Jeff Zucker, president, CNN Worldwide; Michael Fiorile, chairman-CEO, Dispatch Broadcast Group.
CNN chief Jeff Zucker didn’t mention Donald Trump’s name or utter the phrase “fake news,” but he devoted a sizable part of his Giants of Broadcasting acceptance speech Wednesday to emphasizing the cable news network’s plan to hold firm amid a constant barrage from the White House.
The annual luncheon and ceremony honoring individual contributions to media will take place Oct. 15 at Gotham Hall in New York.
The Library of American Broadcasting presented its 12th annual Giants of Broadcasting honors Thursday in New York. The honorees: David Barrett; Chuck Scarborough; Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill; Peter Smyth; Sylvester L. “Pat” Weaver; Pablo Raul Alarcon Sr. and Raul Alarcon Jr.; Fred Silverman; and Regis Philbin.
The Library of American Broadcasting’s 14th Giants of Broadcasting honorees include Pablo Raul Alarcon Sr. and Raul Alarcon Jr. of the Spanish Broadcasting System; David Barrett, Hearst Television; Chuck Scarborough, WNBC New York; Fred Silverman, former network chief and now head of the Fred Silverman Co.; Peter Smyth, Greater Media; Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill of PBS NewsHour; plus a special tribute to Sylvester L. “Pat” Weaver. The Giants annual awards ceremony will be held Thursday, Oct. 16, at New York’s Gotham Hall. Reservations may be arranged through Jessica Wolin at 212-685-4233 or [email protected].
The Library of American Broadcasting presented its10th Annual Giants of Broadcasting honors at a ceremony and luncheon in New York. The event served as a tribute to those individuals who have played pivotal roles in creating and advancing the electronic arts. Honored this year were Sir Howard Stringer, Ted Turner, Norman Lear, George Beasley, Erica Farber, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer, Andy Rooney, Don Cornelius and Dinah Shore.
The Library of American Broadcasting is marking its 10th year of immortalizing industry greats. The 2012 edition of the Giants of Broadcasting include two career radio executives, pioneering television newsmen, a man who made a weekly commentary “must-see TV” and a man who helped launched the 24-hour news cycle.
The Library of American Broadcasting’s 10th annual Giants of Broadcasting awards ceremony and luncheon is set for New York on Thursday, Oct.18. Other honorees to be feted include George Beasley, Erica Farber, Andy Rooney, Don Cornelius, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer.