Saget Joins NATPE in Robertson Roast

Jan 5, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Executives of the National Association of Television Programming Executives are banking on comedian Bob Saget to bring a “full house” to the roast of Warner Bros. executive Dick Robertson on Jan. 17. Mr. Saget’s relationship with Mr. Robertson dates back nearly 20 years to the eight seasons of “Full House,” which was sold into off-net syndication by Warner Bros.

“I am very happy to roast Dick,” said Mr. Saget. “That may not come off well in print. What I mean is, I have a long relationship with Warner Bros. Television that I hope I will not tarnish on Jan. 17.”

The dinner event is being co-produced by the Warner Bros. Television Group and NATPE and will feature friends and colleagues of Robertson paying tribute to his 40-year career in television, which established him as one of the most powerful and innovative executives in the industry. The roast will take place from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Mandalay Bay Ballroom G.

A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the NATPE Educational Foundation and Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Mass Communication, where Mr. Robertson serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board.

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