B’casters’ hall to fete Philbin, Osgood, Roberts

Donaldson to host fundraising event

Regis Philbin, ABC News chief congressional analyst Cokie Roberts and “CBS News Sunday Morning” host Charles Osgood will be inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame at a Nov. 13 ceremony in Manhattan.

Sam Donaldson will host the black-tie event, which will also honor 10 other television, radio, and cable figures, including HBO exec VP of original programming Sheila Nevins, exiting Col TriStar Television Distribution prexy Barry Thurston, Emmy-winning producer David Wolper and former NBC chairman Herb Schlosser.

Some proceeds from the fundraising event will support the Intl. Radio & Television Foundation and the Broadcasters’ Foundation.

The Hall of Fame was established in 1991 to recognize excellence in and service to the TV, radio and cable industries. Among previous inductees are Edward R. Murrow, Lucille Ball, Walter Cronkite, Jackie Gleason, Johnny Carson, Bob Hope, Norman Lear, Orson Welles and Rod Serling.

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