New York — Broadcasting & Cable, sister publication to Multichannel News, has announced
the complete class of its 21st Annual B&C Hall of Fame — recognized as the leading
industry event honoring the pioneers, innovators and stars of the electronic arts.
Headlining this year’s honorees are the Emmy-Award winning Fox series American
Idol; actress/comedian Betty White, who will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award
for her singular 60-year career; and Johnson & Johnson, which will be recognized for
its sponsorship of outstanding television programming. The awards dinner is Wednesday,
Oct. 26, at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria.
Other inductees in the 2011 class include:
• Joe Abruzzese, president, advertising Sales, Discovery Communications;
• Ed Goren, vice chairman, Fox Sports Media Group;
• Ted Harbert, chairman, NBC Broadcasting, NBCUniversal;
• Andrew T. Heller, vice chairman, Turner Broadcasting System;
• Michael LaJoie, executive vice president and chief technology officer, Time Warner Cable;
• John S. Muszynski, chief investment officer, SMG Exchange;
• Tom Rutledge, chief operating officer, Cablevision Systems;
• Nina Tassler, president, CBS Entertainment; and
• K. James Yager, CEO and co-founder, Barrington Broadcasting Group.