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All Years: Award Winners, Guest Speakers and Presenters at a Glance 2017-06-16T11:42:58+00:00

Awardees and Guest Speakers

American Horizon Awardees

2016

Perry A. Sook
Chairman, President & CEO
Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.
Presented by Adonis E. Hoffman

2015

Meredith Attwell Baker
President & CEO
CTIA–The Wireless Association
Presented by Larry Irving

2014

Gracia Martore
President & CEO
Gannett Co., Inc.
Presented by Gary B. Pruitt

2013

Senator Gordon Smith
President & CEO
Nat. Association of Broadcasters
Presented by Rep. Greg Walden

2012

John Riccitiello
CEO
Electronic Arts
Presented by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski

2011

Randall Stephenson
Chairman & CEO
AT&T
Presented by Ben Jealous

2010

Rupert Murdoch
Chairman & CEO
News Corporation
Presented by Joel I. Klein

2009

Gary Shapiro
President & CEO
Consumer Electronics Assn.
Presented by Rep. Darrell Issa

2008

Andrea Wong
President & CEO
Lifetime Entertainment Services
Presented by Kyle E. McSlarrow

2007

Kenneth W. Lowe
President & CEO
E.W. Scripps
Presented by Pat Mitchell

2006

Glenn A. Britt
President & CEO
Time Warner Cable
Presented by Decker Anstrom

2005

David J. Barrett
President & CEO
Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc.
Presented by Wade Hargrove

2004

Geraldine Laybourne
Chairman & CEO
Oxygen Media
Presented by Commissioner Kathleen Abernathy

2003

Dennis FitzSimons
CEO
Tribune Company
Presented by Don Cornelius

2002

Ralph Roberts
Chairman
Comcast
Presented by Charlie Rose

2001

Charles Dolan
Chairman
Cablevision Systems Corp.
Presented by The Honorable William Kennard

2000

Robert L. Johnson
Chairman & CEO
BET Holdings II
Presented by Chairman William Kennard

1999

Decker Anstrom
President & CEO
The Weather Channel
Presented by Judith McHale

1998

Steve Case
Chairman & CEO
America Online, Inc.
Presented by Commissioner Susan Ness

1997

Edward O. Fritts
President & CEO
National Association of Broadcasters
Presented by Jack Valenti

1996

John S. Hendricks
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Presented by James Billington, Librarian of Congress

1995

Rep. Jack M. Fields, Jr.
U.S. House of Representatives

1994

Frank J. Biondi, Jr.
President & CEO
Viacom Inc.
Presented by Ivan Seidenberg, President of NYNEX

Freedom of Speech Awardees

2016

Ajit V. Pai
FCC Commissioner
Presented by Robert McDowell

2015

Peggy Noonan
Author and Columnist
The Wall Street Journal
Presented by Bob Woodward

2014

Senator Chris Dodd
Chairman & CEO
Motion Picture Association of America
Presented by Carl Hulse

2013

Josh Sapan
President & CEO
AMC Networks
Presented by Brian Lamb

2012

Bob Pittman
CEO
Clear Channel
Presented by Senator Roger F. Wicker

2011

Robert M. McDowell
FCC Commissioner
Presented by Rod Smolla

2010

Kyle E. McSlarrow
President & CEO
National Cable & Telecommunications Association
Presented by Decker Anstrom

2009

Rep. Rick Boucher
U.S. House of Representatives
Presented by Lucy Dalglish

2008

Peter Chernin
President & COO
News Corporation
Presented by Sen. Patrick J. Leahy

2007

Tony Snow
Press Secretary
White House
Presented by Ann Compton

2006

Sumner M. Redstone
Chairman
CBS Corporation & Viacom
Presented by Dan Glickman

2005

Roger Ailes
Chairman & CEO
Fox News
Presented by Alan Frank

2004

Bob Wright
Chairman & CEO
NBC Universal
Presented by Tim Russert

2003

Brian Lamb
Chairman & CEO
C-SPAN
Presented by Dr. Michael Kelley

2002

James Kennedy
Chairman & CEO
Cox Enterprises
Presented by Ambassador Andrew Young

2001

Barbara Cochran
President
Radio-Television News Directors Assn.
Presented by Judy Woodruff

2000

Jeff Bezos
CEO
Amazon.com
Presented by Tom Brokaw

1999

Comm. Michael K. Powell
Federal Communications Commission
Presented by The Honorable Harry Edwards

1998

Robert Decherd
President & CEO
A.H. Belo Corporation
Presented by Leslie Moonves

1997

Richard M. Schmidt, Jr.
General Counsel, ASNE
Cohn and Marks
Presented by Geneva Overholser

1996

Sen. Patrick J. Leahy
U.S. Senate
Presented by John Perry Barlow of Electronic Frontier Foundation

1995

Donald V. West
Editor & Senior Vice President
Broadcasting & Cable Magazine

1994

Nadine Strossen
President
American Civil Liberties Union

1993

John Seigenthaler
Chairman
The Freedom Forum

1992

Richard E. Wiley
Senior Partner
Wiley Rein & Fielding

Special Guest Speakers

2016

Patricia de Stacy Harrison
President & CEO
Corporation for Public Broadcasting

2015

Rep. Bob Goodlatte
U.S. House of Representatives

2014

Commissioner Ajit Pai
FCC

2013

Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn
FCC

Floyd Abrams
Senior Partner
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

2012

Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel
FCC

2011

Senator Mark Warner
United States Senate

2010

Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker
FCC

2009

David Westin
President
ABC News

2008

Floyd Abrams
Senior Partner
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

2007

Peter Pritchard
President
The Newseum

2006

Commissioner Robert McDowell
FCC

2005

The Hon. Bruce Cole
Chairman
National Endowment for the Humanities

2003

Commissioner Kevin Martin
FCC

2002

Commissioner Kathleen Abernathy
FCC

2001

Rep. Fred Upton
U.S. House of Representatives

2000

Rep. Rick Boucher
U.S. House of Representatives