Brokaw to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Aug 31, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Tom Brokaw, who will cede his “NBC Nightly News” anchor chair to Brian Williams after the presidential election, will be much in the spotlight Monday, Sept. 13, when he will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25th Annual News and Documentary Emmys celebration.

Earlier in the day planned by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, “A Conversation with Tom Brokaw” will take place at 11 a.m. at the McNally Amphitheater at Fordham University Law School, 140 W. 62nd St. in New York. Drawing out Mr. Brokaw on a number of subjects will be Bill Small, the former network news executive who is chairman of news and documentaries for the academy, and former network newsman Av Westin, executive director of the academy foundation.

That night, when Emmys are given to the best news and documentary work done during the year 2003, Mr. Brokaw and C-SPAN will receive lifetime honors at a black-tie gala that starts with a 5:15 p.m. reception at the Marriott Marquis.

Among the Emmy presenters will be CNN’s Larry King, CBS’s Dan Rather, ABC’s Diane Sawyer, NBC’s Brian Williams and PBS’s Gwen Ifill.