Tickets and tables are now available for the “14th Annual Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame Awards Dinner.”
To be held Monday, Nov. 8, at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria, the festive black-tie event will honor 10 of the brightest lights in the business.
This year, in addition, B&C salutes SportsCenter, the influential ESPN sportscast, in its 25th-anniversary year.
Media stars to be inducted into the hall this year:
• William F. Baker, chief executive, New York Public Television, which owns WNET and WLIW.
• George Bodenheimer, president of sports giant ESPN and ABC Sports and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks.
• Stephen B. Burke, chief operating officer of Comcast Corp. and president of Comcast Cable Communications Inc., the nation’s largest cable operator.
• Catherine L. Hughes, founder and chairperson of Radio One Inc., the nation’s largest African American-owned radio-station group.
• Mario “Don Francisco” Kreutzberger, legendary host of Univision’s Sabado Gigante.
• Jerry Lee, president and partner, WBEB(FM) Philadelphia, and one of radio’s visionaries.
• Judith A. McHale, president and CEO of Discovery Communications Inc., which grew from one channel in 1985 to 14 today.
• Leslie Moonves, co-president and co-COO of Viacom Inc. and chairman of the resurgent CBS, which he turned around from the time he arrived in 1995.
• Dick Robertson, president of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, whose powerful domain includes overseeing the syndication of Friends and Extra.
• Jeff Smulyan, chairman of Emmis Communications Corp., an industry innovator that operates 27 radio stations and 16 TV stations.
Honoring SportsCenter will mark only the second time ever B&C ever inducted a television show. Last year, B&C gave plaudits to Fox’s The Simpsons.
For reservations and information, call Maggie Pritikin at 646-746-7068.