WHEN: Thursday, October 18
11:30 a.m. (Reception),
Noon – 2:30 p.m. (Luncheon and Awards Ceremony)
WHERE: The Starlight Roof (18th Floor)
Waldorf Astoria Hotel
301 Park Avenue (Between 49th and 50th Streets), New York City
The national Library of American Broadcasting will present its Tenth Annual GIANTS OF BROADCASTING Awards 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 Corporation
Ted Turner, Media Mogul and Creator of CNN, TBS, TNT, Philanthropist
Norman Lear, Writer-Producer of All in the family, Maude, The Jeffersons, Sanford and Son
Robert Macneil and Jim Lehrer, Creators and Anchors of The MacNeil/Lehrer Report,
George Beasley, Chairman, CEO and Founder of Beasley Broadcast Group
Don Cornelius, Creator, Host and Producer of nationally syndicated Soul Train
Erica Farber, President and CEO of the Radio Advertising Bureau
Andy Rooney from CBS’ 60 Minutes
Dinah Shore, Singer, Actress and Television Personality
Library of American Broadcasting
The 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, reaching thousands simultaneously through the Internet. Industry outreach includes lectures, symposia, print and the broadcast media themselves.
The Library has been honoring leaders in the broadcasting industry annually since 2003 — its list of Giants will now exceed 149. 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.
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.