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.
"Richard Plepler has been a valued member of our Board of Trustees," said Mr. Schlosser. "It is our pleasure to be honoring him for his outstanding leadership of HBO and its extraordinary and innovative programming."
In a career spanning more than four decades, Charlie Rose has interviewed U.S. Presidents and foreign heads of state, Nobel Laureates, artists, authors, and top creative figures in entertainment-some of the world's most newsworthy public figures. At CBS, in addition to serving as Co-Anchor of CBS This Morning, Rose is a contributing correspondent to 60 Minutes. As Anchor and Executive Editor of Charlie Rose, he engages in nightly one-on-one, in-depth conversations and round-table discussions; the best stories and interviews of the past seven days are now chronicled on Charlie Rose: The Week. He was recently named TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the world. He is also the recipient of the Peabody Award, the Legion d'honneur, numerous awards from the scientific and journalism communities, and many honorary degrees.
"Charlie Rose is simply one of the best interviewers on television," said Mr. Schlosser. "His thoughtful and gracious style leads to fascinating and informative conversations which entertain and educate."
Recently named one of the "50 Best Museums in the World," Museum of the Moving Image is the only institution in the United States that deals comprehensively with the art, technology, enjoyment, and social impact of film, television, and digital media. It houses the nation's largest collection of moving image artifacts and screens over 400 films annually. Its exhibitions-including the core exhibition, Behind the Screen-are noted for their integration of material objects, computer-based interactive experiences, and audiovisual presentations. Funds raised from this evening will help the Museum maintain and strengthen its education programs, which serve over 50,000 students and teachers each year.
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