TV consultant and former Academy of Television Arts & Sciences chairman Dick Askin was named to Rutgers University's Hall of Distinguished Alumni.
Askin, former president of Tribune Entertainment, was saluted for promoting educational outreach and encouraging diversity in the TV industry. The honor goes to alumni who, "through their superlative achievements in professional and civic life, have brought honor to themselves and to the university."
Askin joins an eclectic group of past honorees that includes The Sopranos’James Gandolfini and economist Milton Freidman.
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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.