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2003 Banquet Photos

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Institute President Patrick Maines is flanked by Freedom of Speech awardee Brian Lamb (left) and American Horizon awardee Dennis FitzSimons (right).

Institute President Patrick Maines is flanked by Freedom of Speech awardee Brian Lamb (left) and American Horizon awardee Dennis FitzSimons (right).

FCC Commissioner Kevin Martin and C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb.

FCC Commissioner Kevin Martin and C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb.

Don Cornelius (right) presents American Horizon Award to Dennis FitzSimons, Tribune Company president and CEO.

Don Cornelius (right) presents American Horizon Award to Dennis FitzSimons, Tribune Company president and CEO.

Comm. and Mrs. Kevin Martin with former FCC commissioner Andrew Barrett

Comm. and Mrs. Kevin Martin with former FCC commissioner Andrew Barrett

October 22, 2003 - The Media Institute honored Tribune Company President and CEO Dennis J. FitzSimons and C-SPAN Chairman and CEO Brian P. Lamb at its annual Friends & Benefactors Awards Banquet at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington. FitzSimons was honored with the American Horizon Award, while Lamb received the Freedom of Speech Award.

FCC Commissioner Kevin Martin was the keynote speaker at the Oct. 22 event. The master of ceremonies was communications attorney and former FCC chairman Richard E. Wiley.

Don Cornelius, creator of the dance show "Soul Train," presented the American Horizon Award to FitzSimons. The award recognizes leadership in promoting the vitality and independence of American media and communications. FitzSimons, who joined Tribune in 1982, has helped build the company into a leader in broadcasting, publishing, and interactive media.

Prof. Michael Kelley, founder of The Capitol Connection, presented Lamb with the Freedom of Speech Award. The award is given to an individual who has helped advance freedom of expression. As the founder of C-SPAN, Lamb has brought gavel-to-gavel coverage of the U.S. Congress to the American public since 1979.

 

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