12th Annual Giants Of Broadcasting Awards Set For Oct. 16th
September 23, 2014 at 7:53 AM (PT)
The GIANTS OF BROADCASTING & ELECTRONIC ARTS continues to enhance plans for its 12th anniversary awards luncheon and ceremony in NEW YORK's Gotham Hall on OCTOBER 16th. SIGOURNEY WEAVER will return from work on her most recent movie in ENGLAND to present a remembrance of her late father, the distinguished mid-20th-century network executive SYLVESTER L. (PAT) WEAVER JR. and VIRGINIA FORWOOD PATE WETTER will be celebrated as a veteran of small-town radio and one of an elite group of women who pioneered in the management ranks of what had long been almost exclusively a man's world.
The announcement of Mrs. WETTER's election to the honors event rounds out a roster that now includes talk and game show host REGIS PHILBIN, entrepreneurs such as DAVID BARRETT of HEARST TELEVISION, PETER SMYTH of GREATER MEDIA and PABLO RAUL ALARCON SR. and RAUL ALARCON JR. of SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM, the veteran all-network programmer FRED SILVERMAN, journalists CHUCK SCARBOROUGH of WNBC-TV/NEW YORK and JUDY WOODRUFF and GWEN IFILL of the PBS NEWSHOUR.
The event will be climaxed by a tribute to PAT WEAVER, who as Pres./Chairman of NBC became one of television's and radio's most iconic figures from the past, and whose influence continues to this day.
The GIANTS OF BROADCASTING & ELECTRONIC ARTS awards program was created in 2003 by the LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BROADCASTING to identify and recognize distinguished excellence and performance in radio, conventional television, cable TV, the Internet and prospectively the social media, as well as those in associated fields.