Carsey-Werner Productions To Be Inducted into NAB Hall of Fame
February 28, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C.: The National Association of Broadcasters
announced today that Carsey-Werner Productions would be inducted into the
Broadcasting Hall of Fame during this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas. Principles Marcy
Carsey and Tom Werner were behind hit shows such as “Roseanne,” “That 70s
Show,” “The Cosby Show,” “3rd Rock From the Sun,” and others. The induction
will take place during the NAB TV luncheon on Monday, April 11. “Entertainment
Tonight” host Mary Hartman will emcee the event.
“Carsey-Werner Productions has created some of the biggest hits in television
history,” said Marcellus Alexander, NAB executive vice president of Television.
“Quality programming is the foundation on which free over-the-air broadcasting
is built, and Carsey-Werner’s has been a leader in producing high quality
content that resonates with viewers and stands the test of time.”
Carsey-Werner shows have won more than 20 Emmys and 10 Golden Globes, among
other awards. In the past ten years, Carsey-Werner’s programming and
distribution has reached more than 175 countries and brought in revenues
amounting to roughly $3 billion.
Mary Hart is a Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame inductee and the
recipient of the American Women in Radio & Television’s Silver Satellite
Award and Gracie Allen Award. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
in 1990, and is also a recipient of the NAB Education Foundation’s Samaritan
Award, one of NABEF’s highest honors, presented for her work on behalf of
several children's charities.
Previous NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame television inductees include NBC Sports,
Bob Newhart, Bob Barker, NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Regis Philbin, “The Tonight
Show,” “Saturday Night Live,” Ted Koppel, “M*A*S*H,” “60 Minutes,” “The Today
Show” and “Star Trek,” among others.