Winfrey to receive humanitarian award

Oprah Winfrey will be the first recipient of the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award,
to be given at the 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine
Auditorium in Los Angeles Sept. 22. Tom Hanks will present Winfrey with the

Besides producing and hosting The Oprah Winfrey Show, the
highest-rated talk show in TV history and winner of 35 Emmy Awards, Winfrey
established the Oprah Winfrey Foundation in 1987. Winfrey's foundation supports
the "inspiration, empowerment and education of women, children and families
around the world."

In 1997, Winfrey also founded a public charity, Oprah's Angel Network.

Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.