Katie Couric has been named one of the 2009 “Giants of Broadcasting” by the Library of American Broadcasting.
The seventh annual Giants awards ceremony is scheduled to be held October 1 in New York, with Charles Osgood as master of ceremonies.
Among the other honorees:
• Outgoing RTNDA president Barbara Cochran
• Documentarian Ken Burns
• Dr. Woo Paik, often called the “Father of HDTV”
• Westwood One founder/chairman Norman J. Pattiz
• Television Bureau of Advertising president Chris Rohrs
Posthumous awards go to Bea Arthur and Ed McMahon. The Library of American Broadcasting website describes LAB as a “national information resource serving the radio and television industries” as well as “academic communities”.