Mar 15, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Tom Brokaw may not be running for office once he leaves the NBC anchor’s chair later this year, but he will be on hand Tuesday to be honored by the International Radio and Television Society Foundation, along with CBS’s Dan Rather and ABC’s Peter Jennings (who will appear on tape from Iraq), at the 2004 Gold Medal Award Dinner in New York. The award is for contributions to the integrity, health and success of the media and entertainment industry. Also expected to appear are Jon Stewart, Walter Cronkite, Bob Schieffer and David Westin.
Janet Jackson Aboard
Janet Jackson will put on her first live public performance since the Super Bowl when she appears Saturday at The Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles. Her appearance comes days before the release of her album “Damita Jo,” which she will also promote with a performance and interview March 31 with Diane Sawyer and Charles Gibson on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” And on April 10 Ms. Jackson will host NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” The Soul Train Awards, which will be televised, will be co-hosted by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Alicia Keys.
Sex, Cigars and Jewelry
“Behind the Scenes of `Sex and the City”’ is the title of a panel discussion Thursday in New York being presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Cast members and director-writer-executive producer Michael Patrick King will be panel participants, and the moderator is journalist Dan Snierson. A reception afterward will offer a martini bar, a chocolate buffet bar, jewelry and vanilla-flavored cigars.