Public Media Lifetime Achievement Award

CPB recognizes outstanding individual contributions to public media over many years with the special Lifetime Achievement Award.

2013

David Fanning

Executive Producer and Founder, FRONTLINE

2012

Newton Minow

Former chairman, Federal Communications Commission
One of public broadcasting’s founding fathers 

2011

Jim Lehrer

Veteran Anchor, PBS NewsHour

2009

Wayne Godwin

Executive Vice President for Member Relations and Chief Operating Officer, PBS, 2000 - 2008

2002

Virginia Gaines Fox

Former Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Kentucky Educational Television

1997

Henry Cauthen

Longtime President, South Carolina Educational Television

1995

Richard “Dick” Ottinger

First Executive Director, Georgia Public Television