LAB Adds Four Members To Its Board

The newest directors at the Library of American Broadcasting are Harry A. Jessell, TVNewsCheck; Heather Birks, Broadcast Education Association; Ruth Gaviria, Entercom; and Walter Podrazik, University of Illinois.

2017’s Class Of Broadcasting’s Giants

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.

GIANTS OF BROADCASTING

Zucker: White House Attacks ‘Emboldened Us’

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.

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Radio Is A Family Affair For The Carters

The Carter Broadcast Group is the oldest continually-run, African-American, family-owned U.S. radio station group, founded in 1952 by Andrew “Skip” Carter (pictured) and now led by his grandson, Michael. This profile is the eighth in a series featuring individuals who will be honored by the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation as Giants of Broadcasting & Electronic Arts on Oct. 15 in New York. This year’s other honorees: Don Mischer, Gracia Martore, Bill Persky, Jarl Mohn, Gene Jankowski,Don West, Mel Karmazin and Herb Granath.

GIANTS OF BROADCASTING

Mel Karmazin: ‘Zen Master’ And M&A Master

The former CEO of SiriusXM Satellite Radio, CBS Corp. and Infinity Broadcasting was the architect of more than $100 billion in deals over his almost 50-year career. This profile is the seventh in a series featuring individuals who will be honored by the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation as Giants of Broadcasting & Electronic Arts on Oct. 15 in New York. This year’s other honorees: Don Mischer, Gracia Martore, Bill Persky, Jarl Mohn, Gene Jankowski,Don West, the Carter family and Herb Granath.

GIANTS OF BROADCASTING

Don West: ‘Mr. Broadcasting’ Now A Giant

The assistant to the CBS legend Frank Stanton and long-time Broadcasting magazine editor chronicled the state of the electronic media and vigorously championed First Amendment rights for more than 40 years. Then he oversaw the Giants of Broadcasting & Electronic Arts as president of the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation, a post he left earlier this year. This profile is the sixth in a series featuring individuals who will be honored by the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation as Giants of Broadcasting & Electronic Arts on Oct. 15 in New York. This year’s other honorees: Don Mischer, Gracia Martore, Bill Persky, Jarl Mohn, Gene Jankowski, Mel Karmazin, the Carter family and Herb Granath.

GIANTS OF BROADCASTING

Herb Granath: Broadcasting, Cable Innovator

The executive led ABC into the top ranks of the broadcast networks, then masterminded the company’s expansion into cable and international arenas, with ESPN, A&E, The History Channel, Lifetime Television and Disney/ABC International. This profile is the fifth in a series featuring individuals who will be honored by the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation as Giants of Broadcasting & Electronic Arts on Oct. 15 in New York. This year’s other honorees: Don Mischer, Gracia Martore, Bill Persky, Jarl Mohn, Gene Jankowski, Mel Karmazin, the Carter family and Don West.

GIANTS OF BROADCASTING

Jarl Mohn: Broadcaster And Philanthropist

The president and CEO of NPR has a broad background in commercial broadcasting ranging from top 40 radio to cable networks including MTV and E!. He’s also spent time as a venture capitalist. In his current role, he strives to make sure that NPR stands out as a last bastion of pure news and information. This profile is the fourth in a series featuring individuals who will be honored by the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation as Giants of Broadcasting & Electronic Arts  on Oct. 15 in New York. This year’s other honorees: Don Mischer, Gracia Martore, Bill Persky, Herb Granath, Gene Jankowski, Mel Karmazin, the Carter family and Don West.

GIANTS OF BROADCASTING

Bill Persky: TV Director, Producer, Innovator

The five-time Emmy Award-winning writer, director and producer best known for his work on such hit TV programs as the Dick Van Dyke Show, That Girl, Sid Caesar, Bill Cosby and Kate & Allie. This profile is the third in a series featuring individuals who will be honored by the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation as Giants of Broadcasting & Electronic Arts  on Oct. 15 in New York. This year’s other honorees: Don Mischer, Gracia Martore, Herb Granath, Gene Jankowski, Mel Karmazin, Jarl Mohn, the Carter family and Don West.

GIANTS OF BROADCASTING

Don Mischer: The Master Of Live Television

As a producer and director, Don Mischer has been the man behind some of TV’s most memorable live moments, including Michael Jackson’s moonwalk debut, Muhammed Ali’s Olympic torch lighting and Prince’s rain-soaked Super Bowl performance. This profile is the first in a series featuring individuals who will be honored by the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation as Giants of Broadcasting & Electronic Arts  on Oct. 15 in New York.  This year’s other honorees: Herb Granath, Gene Jankowski, Mel Karmazin, Gracia Martore, Jarl Mohn, Bill Persky, the Carter family and Don West.

LAB Honors 2014’s Giants Of Broadcasting

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.

Barrett, Scarborough Among LAB Giants

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].

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Diller, Sweeney, Wiley, Among LAB Giants

Barry DillerAnne SweeneyThe Library of American Broadcasting’s 11th annual Giants of Broadcasting awards ceremony and luncheon is set for New York on Wednesday, Oct.16. Awards go to Anne Sweeney, Alex Trebek, Barry Diller, Morley Safer, Dick Cavett, Jeff Smulyan, Robert L. Johnson, David E. Kelley, Richard E. Wiley, Richard Leibner and Carole Cooper.

LAB Celebrates More Giants Of Broadcasting

 

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.

LAB Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of ‘Giants’

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.

Turner, Lear, Stringer Among LAB Giants

Ted TurnerThe 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.

LAB Honors 10 Latest Giants Of Broadcasting

Williams, Amanpour, Lamb, Join LAB Giants

The Library of American Broadcasting’s 9th annual Giants of Broadcasting awards ceremony and luncheon is set for New York on Friday, Oct.14. Other honorees to be feted include Frederick Pierce, Frances Preston, John Dille III, CBS News Sunday Morning and posthumous inductees Dawson B “Tack” Nail, Rick Buckley and James Arness.