'Giants of Broadcasting' Luncheon Scheduled

The Library of American Broadcasting has set September 19 as the date for its Giants of Broadcasting Luncheon at the New York Grand Hyatt Hotel.

The Library, which is based at the University of Maryland, is honoring eight individuals who played pivotal roles in the development of the electronic media.

The honorees are Tribune chief executive Dennis FitzSimons; CBS tech exec and HDTV pioneer Joseph Flaherty; top talker Charlie Rose; ABC's Diane Sawyer; Fox TV Stations Group chief Dennis Swanson; and, posthumously, station rep pioneer John Blair and longtime CBS affiliate exec and former TV president, Anthony Malara.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.