A special evening celebrating groundbreaking and historic African-American contributions in television from seven decades and in a wide array of genres—drama, comedy, news/talk, sports, and music—featuring iconic Hollywood talent across generations. The Tribute commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and recognizes the role that television played in its passing, and recognizes the importance of preserving, exploring, and interpreting this historic material through the Paley Archive and programs.

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21st Century Fox / Fox Audience Strategy
Hearst Corporation
The Loreen Arbus Foundation
Viacom / BET Networks


Carl Beverly, Timberman / Beverly Productions
CBS Corporation
Comcast NBCUniversal
Creative Artists Agency
Disney | ABC Television Group
FTI Consulting, Inc.
Hulu, LLC
Sony Pictures Television
true[X] / Fox Advanced Ad Products
Turner Broadcasting
Warner Bros. Television Group
Ziffren Brittenham LLP

List current as of October 24, 2015



Tribute Committee

Chris Albrecht
Kevin Beggs
Peter Benedek
Carl Beverly
Steve Burke
Philippe Dauman
Stephen J. Davis
Clifford W. Gilbert-Lurie
Robert Greenblatt

Doug Herzog
Mike Hopkins
Steve Lafferty
Debra L. Lee
Paul Lee
Dick Lippin
Michael Lombardo
Leslie Moonves
Steve Mosko

James Murdoch
David Nevins
Gary Newman
Rick Rosen
Peter Roth
Philip Schuman
Ben Sherwood
Nina Tassler

List current as of July 30, 2015

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