In Depth

Previous NAB Distinguished Service Award Recipients

1953 David Sarnoff
1954 William S. Paley
1955 Mark Ethridge
1956 Robert Kitner
1957 Herbert Hoover
1958 Frank Stanton
1959 Robert Sarnoff
1960 Clair R. McCollough
1961 Justin Miller
1962 Edward R. Murrow
1963 Bob Hope
1964 Donald McGannon
1965 Leonard Goldenson
1966 Sol Taishoff
1967 Chet Huntley/David Brinkley
1968 Lowell Thomas
1969 John Fetzer
1970 Rosel Hyde
1971 Neville Miller
1972 Billy Graham
1973 Ward Quaal
1974 Richard Chapin
1975 George Storer
1976 Julian Goodman
1977 Harold Krelstein
1978 J. Leonard Reinsch
1979 Jack Harris
1980 Donald Thurston
1981 Arch Madsen
1982 Walter Cronkite
1983 Vincent Wasilewski
1984 Elton Rule
1985 Wilson Wearn
1986 Grant Tinker
1987 Martin Umansky
1988 Mark Fowler
1989 James Duffy
1990 William Smullin
1991 Thomas Murphy
1992 Ronald Reagan
1993 Dick Clark
1994 James Quello
1995 Stanley Hubbard
1996 Charles Kuralt
1997 Barbara Walters
1998 James Dowdle
1999 The Cox Family
2000 Frank Bennack
2001 Catherine L. Hughes
2002 Richard E. Wiley
2003 Cokie Roberts
2004 Oprah Winfrey
2005 Lowry Mays
2006 Tom Brokaw/Peter Jennings/Dan Rather
2007 David Wolper
2008 Charles Osgood