CBS’ Bob Schieffer is this year’s recipient of the Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award. It will be presented to him by PBS’ Jim Lehrer at the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation’s First Amendment Awards Dinner next week in Washington, D.C.
CNN’s John Roberts will emcee the March 6 event. Other award presenters are to include ABC News President David Westin and NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker.
Schieffer, by the way, will also appear at the dinner with his band, Honky Tonk Confidential, to provide the black-tie crowd with some country music.
• Update: According to an NBC spokesperson, Tom Brokaw — not Jeff Zucker — will be an award presenter at the RTNDF dinner.