RTDNF will hold its 27th annual First Amendment Awards on March 14 at the Grand Hyatt, 1000 H Street NW in Washington, DC. Among the champions of the First Amendment being honored will be:
First Amendment Leadership Award: Stanley S. Hubbard and Stanley E. Hubbard, Hubbard Broadcasting
Stanley S. Hubbard is CEO, President and Chairman of Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. He joined HBI in 1951. Mr. Hubbard's industry accomplishments include overseeing the building of the first successful UHF television station in a VHF market with others in the Hubbard organization, creating the world's first satellite news gathering organization - Conus Communications, and establishing United States Satellite Broadcasting. He is an inductee in the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, a recipient of the Satellite Broadcasting Communications Association's Arthur C. Clarke Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Broadcasters. His father, Stanley E. Hubbard, founded the company, which included the first radio station in the country to become completely supported by advertising revenue, the first television station in the world to broadcast newscasts completely in color, one of the first two stations to have weather radar and the first television newsroom in the country to practice investigative reporting. The elder Hubbard, who died in 1992, was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2014. The two men received the NAB Distinguished Service Award in 1995.
RTDNF presents this award annually to a business or government leader who has made a significant contribution to the protection of the First Amendment and freedom of the press.
Also being honored at the event are Mark Haperin and John Heilemann, Bill Whitaker of CBS News, Steve Jones of ABC News Radio and Nina Totenberg of NPR News. For more on the honorees, please read the complete announcement. Details about the RTDNF First Amendment Awards can be found on our event page.
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