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Dec 8, 2003  •  Post A Comment

Whoopi Goldberg and Emma Thompson will be honored at a gala luncheon Wednesday in New York with 2003 Muse Awards for Outstanding Vision and Achievement, presented by New York Women in Film & Television. This year’s honorees also include Bonnie Hammer, president of the Sci Fi Channel, and cinematographer Ellen Kuras. Caroline Rhea will serve as mistress of ceremonies.
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“A Tribute To Fred Rogers” takes place Tuesday at the Academy of Televison Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, Calif. The evening, hosted by David Hartman, will include remembrances and personal anecdotes, as well a segment featuring the music and lyrics of Fred Rogers performed by Tyne Daly, Jean Louisa Kelly and John Schneider. Mr. Rogers’ widow, Joanne Rogers, will be a special guest. Participants include Anne Sweeney, Scott Bakula, Jane Kaczmarek, Bradley Whitford, Michael Keaton and Lily Tomlin.
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Dick Wolf, creator of the “Law & Order” franchise, will be honored with an award for distinguished citizenship Monday evening in New York by the John A. Reisenbach Foundation during its 12th Annual Gala for a Better and Safer New York. Actor-comedian Richard Belzer, who plays Det. John Munch on “Law & Order: SVU,” will host. Gerry Byrne of Gerry Byrne Media Partners LLC; Frank Comerford, president and general manager of WNBC; and Comedy Central President Larry Divney co-chair the evening. The foundation was created in 1991 after the murder of Mr. Reisenbach, a 34-year-old ad exec.