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Lesley Stahl, Sam Donaldson Named ‘Giants of Broadcasting’

CBS News correspondent Lesley Stahl and ABC News anchor Sam Donaldson were among the honorees at the 2010 Giants of Broadcasting awards, handed out by the Library of American Broadcasting. FishbowlNY’s Jerry Barmash was at the event, which also posthumously honored CBS, CNN and NPR correspondent Daniel Schorr. You can read Barmash’s report here.

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Lesley Stahl, Sam Donaldson Named 2010 ‘Giants Of Broadcasting’

LesleyStahl.jpgCBS’s Lesley Stahl and ABC’s Sam Donaldson have been named two of the 2010 “Giants of Broadcasting” by the Library of American Broadcasting.

CBS’s Charles Osgood will serve as master of ceremonies for the October 6 awards ceremony in New York.

Other honorees include:
• TV and radio legend Dick Clark
• Writer Norman Corwin, often called America’s “poet laureate of radio”
Edward Fritts, former President of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
• Radio and TV pioneer Hal Jackson
All My Children and One Life to Live creator Agnes Nixon

A posthumous award goes to veteran CBS, CNN, and NPR newsman Daniel Schorr, who died in July. Others being honored posthumously: radio and TV host Art Linkletter, actress Rue McClanahan, and TV documentary and film producer David Wolper.

Located at the University of Maryland, The Library of American Broadcasting is self-described as a “national information resource” for the TV, radio, and academic communities.

CBS, NPR and CNN Newsman Daniel Schorr Dies at 93

d_schorr_early_days_at_cbs072310.jpg NPR newsman and former CBS and CNN correspondent Daniel Schorr died this morning at the age of 93. While Schorr was most recently a senior news analyst for NPR, he spent 23 years at CBS News from 1953-1976, where he was a protege of Edward R. Murrow.

At CBS Schorr covered the launch of the USSR’s Sputnik satellite, and conducted the first ever U.S. television interview with a Soviet leader. He resigned from CBS in 1976 after he was suspended by the network for publishing a congressional committee’s report on U.S. intelligence activity. The release of that report led to a congressional investigation.

In 1979, Ted Turner asked Schorr to help him launch a new cable news network, CNN. He served as a senior news correspondent for CNN, based out of Washington D.C., before joining NPR in 1985.

Schorr received a Peabody award and three Emmy awards during his career. he also published two books, including Clearing the Air, which recounted his years at CBS News.

He was not afraid to criticize his former employers in interviews with the media.

“In many of the (reports) I did for CBS and CNN, you got to read the teleprompter, got to get the right shade of Max Factor to put on,” he said. “You got to go out and stand on a street corner to say it, because saying it in the studio doesn’t look exciting enough.”