Hughley to Host TBS’ Trumpet Awards


For the second straight year, comedianD.L. Hughleywill hostTurner Broadcasting System Inc.'s 2004 Trumpet Awards ceremony.

The Trumpet Awards -- which honor African-American achievers in fields as diverse as law, politics and entertainment -- will be given out at the Omni Hotel Grand Ballroom in Atlanta Monday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m.

Then, TBS Superstation will help to celebrate "Black History Month" by airing the event Saturday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. (EST)/8:30 p.m. (PST).

Previously announced honorees for the 2004 Trumpet Awards include former South African President Nelson Mandela; actress Angela Bassett; musician, songwriter, actor and entrepreneur Isaac Hayes; singer, actress and minister Della Reese; hip-hop legend and business tycoon Russell Simmons; businessman Don Barden; physician and philanthropist Dr. Anthony Pollard; Elektra Records music-label executive Sylvia Rhone; political and women’s rights advocate Dr. C. Delores Tucker; and legal advocate and Federal District Court Judge Horace T. Ward.

In addition, producer, director and political and social activist Norman Lear will receive the "Humanitarian Award," while music prodigy Jordan Adams will receive the "Young STAR Award."