Giants of Broadcasting Cup

Urban One CEO Alfred Liggins, Premiere Networks President Julie Talbott and Patrick Communications Founder and Managing Partner Larry Patrick represented the radio industry at the 17th Annual Library of American Broadcasting Foundation’s Giants of Broadcasting & Electronic Arts awards ceremony, held Thursday at New York City’s Gotham Hall.

The annual event is produced for the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation (LABF) by the International Radio and Television Society Foundation and was emceed by ABC News “Nightline” anchor Juju Chang.

The Giants of Broadcasting celebration was created by the LABF to honor the remarkable creators, innovators, leaders, performers and journalists who have brought the electronic arts to the prominence they occupy in the U.S. and the world today, and who have set the stage for the future.

In addition to Liggins, Talbott and Patrick, this year’s honorees include: award-winning journalist Connie Chung; CBS Television Stations President Peter Dunn; “NBC Nightly News” and “Dateline NBC” anchor Lester Holt; PBS President/CEO Paula Kerger; CW Television Network President Mark Pedowitz; and Advanced Television Systems Committee President Emeritus Mark Richer.

The LABF has honored more than 200 leaders in the broadcasting industry since the event’s inception in 2003. Proceeds from the luncheon continue to support the work of the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation. A portion of the proceeds will also support the International Radio and Television Society Foundation’s student training programs and diversity initiatives.