Museum of the Moving Image to Honor Richard Plepler & Charlie Rose, 6/11
Herbert S. Schlosser, Co-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Museum of the Moving Image, announced today that Richard Plepler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Home Box Office, Inc., and Charlie Rose, Co-Anchor of CBS This Morning and Anchor and Executive Editor of Charlie Rose on PBS, will be honored at the Museum's annual black-tie benefit on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at The St. Regis Hotel. Each spring, the Museum holds this event, recognizing top leaders in the media industry.
Dinner Co-Chairs for the evening are Jeffrey Bewkes, Chairman and CEO of Time Warner, Inc. and Leslie Moonves, President and CEO of CBS Corporation. Presenters for the evening include Fareed Zakaria for Mr. Plepler; and Gayle King, Norah O'Donnell and Yvette Vega for Mr. Rose. John Oliver will provide the entertainment.
As Chairman and CEO of Home Box Office, Inc., Richard Plepler is responsible for the overall management of the world's most successful pay TV service, which provides the two television networks HBO and CineMax to over 127 million subscribers worldwide. Under his leadership, HBO's original productions continue to raise the bar, including the three newest HBO shows Silicon Valley, True Detective and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Prior to CEO, as Co-President, Plepler, in partnership with Michael Lombardo, President of HBO Programming, greenlit some of HBO's most acclaimed and successful series including True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, The Newsroom, Girls, Veep and Game of Thrones. In addition to serving as a trustee of Museum of the Moving Image, he is on the Board of Trustees for the Asia Society and the New York Public Library, and is on the National Advisory Board of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University.