10 for 10th: Library of American Broadcasting
To Present Giants of Broadcasting Honors
Awards go to Sir Howard Stringer, Ted Turner, Norman Lear, George Beasley, Erica Farber, Robert MacNeil & Jim Lehrer, Andy Rooney, Don Cornelius and Dinah ShoreThe national Library of American Broadcasting will present its 10th Annual GIANTS OF BROADCASTING Honors at a ceremony and luncheon to be held on October 18, 2012, in New York City. The event, attended by prominent members of the broadcasting, media and corporate communities, serves as a tribute to those individuals who have played pivotal roles in creating and advancing the electronic arts. 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 CorporationTed Turner, Media Mogul and Creator of CNN, TBS, TNT; PhilanthropistNorman Lear, Writer-Producer of All in the Family, Maude, The Jeffersons, Sanford and Son and a number of major hitsGeorge Beasley, Chairman, CEO and Founder of Beasley Broadcast GroupErica Farber, President and CEO of the Radio Advertising BureauRobert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer, Creators and Anchors of The MacNeil/Lehr Report, MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and PBS NewsHourAndy Rooney* Veteran reporter; writer; commentator on CBS‘ 60 Minutes Don Cornelius**, Creator, Host and Producer of nationally syndicated Soul TrainDinah 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 1811:30 a.m. (Reception)Noon ““ 2:30 p.m. (Luncheon and Awards Ceremony)WHERE: The Starlight Roof (18th Floor)Waldorf-Astoria Hotel301 Park Avenue (Between 49th and 50th Streets)New York City
Library of American BroadcastingThe 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, no longer confined to responding to constituents one at a time but 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 “” its list of Giants will now reach 150. 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, Lowry Mays and Tim Russert.Tony Cornelius accepted the award for his father, who died tragically in February at the age of 75. The elder Cornelius committed suicide, a subject that has been become close to his son. He created the Don Cornelius Foundation, decidated to helping individuals who are contemplating suicide.
077) Tony Cornelius, Ted Turner, Robert MacNeil, Erica Farber, Sir Howard Stringer, Dick Arlett, Lesley Stahl, George Beasley and Don West