NABEF's "Service To America" Awards Celebration Held
June 13, 2006 at 3:11 PM (PT)
NAB EDUCATION FOUNDATION’s (NABEF) 8th Annual SERVICE TO AMERICA AWARDS celebration were held last night (6/12) at the RITZ CARLTON in WASHINGTON, DC. They ogranization honored former President BILL CLINTON with the "Leadership Award," GULF COAST broadcasters with the "Samaritan Award" for their relief efforts relating to HURRICANE KATRINA, and other local broadcasters.
Last night’s award winners were:
Service to America Television Award
WPBF-TV/WEST PALM BEACH
Service to America College Radio Award
KMSU/MANKATO, MN, MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
Service to Children Awards
Radio: KVAK-A-F/VALDEZ, AK
Service to America Partnership Awards
Television: KRON-TV/SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Service to America Friend in Need Awards
Television: WSET-TV/LYNCHBURG, VA
Radio: KHUM/FERNDALE, CA
President CLINTON received the Leadership Award for his lifetime commitment to public service. Urging broadcasters to use their collective voice to promote a national culture of public service, President CLINTON lauded the power of the combined use of traditional media and the Internet in relief and public service efforts.
"I am profoundly grateful to all of you," said President CLINTON when speaking about broadcaster relief efforts for the SOUTHEAST ASIAN TSUNAMI and HURRICANE KATRINA.