Leaving Selma

Friday, January 21, 2011

Andrew Young Receives Emmy for Lifetime Achievement

Tom Brokaw was among the well known television personalities who took part in a program honoring Ambassador Andrew Young with an Emmy Award for lifetime achievement, presented in New York on Feb. 25.

For more coverage and photographs of the black-tie, gala at the New York Sheraton Hotel & Towers on Feb. 25, click here.

Brokaw, who was a reporter at WSB-TV in Atlanta before joining NBC News, met Ambassador Young while covering the Civil Rights movement and has interviewed him many times over the years -- most recently for a profile in his book about the 1960s, "Boom!"

This Emmy, known as the Trustees Award and not given every year, is the highest honor that can be presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS)

The list of past recipients that includes Walter Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow, Roone Arledge, Ted Turner, and Dick Parsons -- not to mention Jack Benny and Bob Hope.

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