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Powell gets WGA’s Cox honor

Television writer Richard Powell will be honored with the Morgan Cox Award, given by the Writers Guild of America, West.

The award is given to writers whose “vital ideas, continuing efforts and personal sacrifice best exemplify the ideal of service to the Guild.”

Powell served as president of the TV-Radio branch from 1968-70 and as a council member from 1966-67. He was first veepee of the council from 1966-67 and second vice president from 1968-70. He has also served on numerous Guild committees.

Among his TV credits are: “I Married Joan,””The Dennis Day Show,””The Tab Hunter Show,””Gomer Pyle,””The Andy Griffith Show,””Hogan’s Heroes,””The Doris Day Show,””MASH” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” among others.

He will receive the award at the 46th annual Writers Guild Awards March 13 in Beverly Hills.

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