Tuesday, December 7, 2010

TV Academy Hall Of Fame Names New Inductees: Cloris Leachman, Diahann Carroll, Peter Jennings, Bill Todman

From the Highly Recommended Nikki Finke site Deadline.com:

 Cloris Leachman, Diahann Carroll, Peter Jennings And Tom Freston Inducted Into TV Academy's Hall of Fame

Nellie Andreeva
North Hollywood, CA – The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame Committee has selected two iconic actresses, a ground-breaking comedy writer, an innovative cable executive, a trail-blazing TV game show producer, a universally respected journalist and television’s most beloved composer as the newest inductees into the Hall of Fame, announced Television Academy Chairman-CEO John Shaffner.
Actresses Diahann Carroll and Cloris Leachman, cable executive Tom Freston, composer Earle Hagen, writer and producer Susan Harris, broadcast journalist Peter Jennings, and game show producer Bill Todman will be honored in the 20th Annual Hall of Fame Induction ceremony held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on January 20th. The event will be produced by Lee Miller. Earle Hagen, Peter Jennings, and Bill Todman will be inducted posthumously.

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