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Lesley Stahl Calls Being a Giant of Broadcasting ‘Overwhelming’

On Tuesday, 11 media heavyweights were honored as “Giants of Broadcasting.” The event, orchestrated by the Library of American Broadcasting, was held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan.

CBS News veteran correspondent Lesley Stahl and longtime ABC News reporter Sam Donaldson were among the notables on this year’s list.

Stahl told FishbowlNY that it’s a career highlight.

“It’s kind of a little bit overwhelming. But it’s nice, it feels good.”

Making it even nicer for Stahl is getting to share the honor with Donaldson, her former colleague from covering the White House.

Joining Stahl and Donaldson in the 2010 class of “Giants” is trailblazing radio announcer Hal Jackson. Jackson, 94, still hosts a weekly Sunday afternoon show on WBLS. 

  • Legendary Dick Clark is synonymous for American Bandstand and his annual New Year’s Eve show. He didn’t attend the ceremony.
  • Writer Norman Corwin, often referred to as the “Poet Laureate of Radio,” who turned 100 in May, was also unable to attend. 
  • Soap opera pioneer Agnes Nixon was recognized for creating All My Children and One Life to Live.
  • Edward Fritts is the former president of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).

Four others who were awarded posthumously are listed after the jump.  Read more

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“All My Children” Heads West

lucci.pngABC announced yesterday that soap opera “All My Children” is moving its production facilities from the Big Apple to Los Angeles at the end of the year.

According to the network, the show’s new home is twice as large as its current digs, and they will be able to facilitate high definition taping. The show will start shooting in its new facility at on Jan. 4, 2010 — one day before the show’s 40th anniversary — and HD episodes will begin airing in February.

“It feels a little like I am sending one of my children off to be married,” said “All My Children” creator Agnes Nixon, who added that she “will miss being able to run over to the show.”

Another Nixon-created ABC soap, “One Life To Live,” will be moving in to “All My Children’s” old studio after it relocates to the West Coast. We’ll miss you, Susan Lucci!