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Big Bang Theory Star Kaley Cuoco Hosted the 22nd Hall of Fame
Gala, Inducting Ron Howard, Al Michaels, Leslie Moonves,
Bob Schieffer, Dick Wolf and Philo T. Farnsworth
• Presenters included Will Arnett of Arrested Development, sports icon John Madden and more stars
• Gala was a benefit for the Archive of American Television
Updated: Feb. 26 2013
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame Committee selected a distinguished group of television innovators and icons for induction into the 22nd Hall of Fame. Additionally, for the first time ever, this year’s Hall of Fame ceremony was a benefit for the Television Academy Foundation’s Archive of American Television.
This year’s honorees were Emmy®-winning actor/director/producer Ron Howard, legendary sportscaster Al Michaels, iconic network executive Leslie Moonves, acclaimed journalist Bob Schieffer and prolific writer-producer Dick Wolf. Additionally, Philo T. Farnsworth, credited with inventing all-electronic television transmission, was inducted posthumously.
The inductees were honored during a gala ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 11, 2013 — hosted by Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco and sponsored by Audi®. The Hall of Fame gala was executive produced by noted television producer Phil Gurin (Oh Sit!, Shark Tank, The Singing Bee).
This year, the Hall of Fame gala was presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation for the benefit of the Archive of American Television, an unparalleled collection of in-depth interviews with TV's greatest legends, accessible worldwide at EmmyTVLegends.org.
"Each of this year's Hall of Fame inductees is incredibly deserving of this honor and is truly a legend of our industry," said Bruce Rosenblum, Chairman and CEO, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences." Read full story.
In addition, presenters for each of this year’s inductees were:
• Will Arnett (Arrested Development) presented to Ron Howard
• John Madden (NFL Hall of Fame Coach and Commentator) presented to Al Michaels
• Mary Steenburgen (Joan of Arcadia) and Ted Danson (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) presented to Leslie Moonves
• Jeff Fager (Chairman, CBS News and Executive Producer of 60 Minutes) and David Rhodes (President, CBS News) presented to Bob Schieffer
• Ice-T (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) presented to Dick Wolf
• Aaron Sorkin (The Newsroom, The Farnsworth Invention) presented to the family of posthumous inductee Philo T. Farnsworth
More about the Gala and all the 2013 InducteesRead more details about the 22nd Television Academy Hall of Fame gala and see official bios for all the 2013 inductees here on Emmys.com:
Emmys.com News: Ron Howard, Al Michaels, Leslie Moonves, Bob Schieffer, Dick Wolf and Philo T. Farnsworth to 2013 Hall of Fame
21st Television Academy Hall of Fame Coverage
| Video: 21st Hall of Fame Red Carpet Arrivals
In this Emmys.com video collection, watch official Red Carpet interviews with 2012 Hall of Fame inductees, presenters, celebrity guests and much more.
| Photo Gallery: 2012 Hall of Fame Gala Highlights
Walks of television industry life from all corners of Hollywood gathered to celebrate the 2012 Television Academy Hall of Fame inductees, including stars from Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly and more. See photos.
| Video: 2012 Hall of Fame Gala Tributes and Acceptance Speeches
Watch as television icons Mary-Ellis Bunim & Jonathan Murray, Michael Eisner, Mario Kreutzberger (Don Francisco) and more are inducted into Television Academy Hall of Fame on March 1 in Beverly Hills. Tributes and acceptance speeches.
| Jon Cryer Hosts 21st Television Academy Hall of Fame Gala |
Among the 2012 Hall of Fame inductees: Mary-Ellis Bunim & Jonathan Murray, Michael Eisner, Mario Kreutzberger (Don Francisco), Bill Klages, Chuck Lorre and Vivian Vance & William Frawley. Presenters include Gail Berman, Garry Marshall, Sofia Vergara, Peter Roth, Walter C. Miller, Doris Singleton, Barry & Stan Livingston.
2012 Hall of Fame Inductees
In March 2012, the Television Academy welcomed
these inductees to its Hall of Fame:
Mary-Ellis Bunim* & Jonathan Murray
Mario Kreutzberger aka Don Francisco
*Mary-Ellis Bunim, Vivian Vance and William Frawley were inducted posthumously.
Complete Television Academy Hall of Fame Inductees List here at trade/press site Emmys.tv.
The 21st Annual Hall of Fame Gala was presented by Audi®. Phil Gurin (The Singing Bee, Shark Tank and Oh Sit!) produced the ceremony, which was scripted by Primetime Emmy® Award-winning writer Dave Boone (63rd & 64th Annual Tony Awards).
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