MNF Gains Entry to B&C Hall of Fame

Monday Night Football will become the first sports franchise to be inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame at its 19th Annual Awards Dinner at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Tuesday, Oct. 20.

The 2009 class also includes: Initiative Worldwide CEO Richard Beaven; Linda Bell Blue, executive producer of Entertainment Tonight and The Insider; Cox Communications president Pat Esser; Noticiero Univision anchor Jorge Ramos; A&E Television Networks president and CEO Abbe Raven; TV One president and CEO Johnathan Rogers; Belo senior advisor Jack Sander; Canoe Ventures CEO David Verklin; Fox Networks Group chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra; and NBC Universal president and CEO Jeff Zucker.

“With its wonderful history of great moments and dynamic personalities all the way up to its current position as the biggest player in cable television, Monday Night Football is one of the most storied franchises in American television history,” Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame chairman Bill McGorry said in a prepared statement. “As it prepares to celebrate four decades of greatness, we are thrilled to announce Monday Night Football as the first-ever sports property inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.”

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