Four execs to receive Tartikoff prize

The executive committee of the National Assn. of TV Program Executives has chosen Mark Itkin, Peter Roth, Nancy Tellem and Bob Wright as the honorees for the fifth annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards.

Itkin is a board member, exec VP and co-head of worldwide TV for William Morris Agency; Roth is president of Warner Bros. TV; Tellem is prexy of the network-TV entertainment group for CBS Paramount; and Wright is vice chairman of NBC Universal.

Awards, to be presented Jan. 28 at a dinner during the NATPE convention in Las Vegas, are sponsored by Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News along with Variety, as well as NBC Universal. The dinner at the Mandalay Bay Hotel will benefit the NATPE Educational Foundation.

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