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
» Press release

2012

Newton Minow

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

2011

Jim Lehrer

Veteran Anchor, PBS NewsHour
» Press release

2009

Wayne Godwin

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

2002

Virginia Gaines Fox

Former Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Kentucky Educational Television
» Press release

1997

Henry Cauthen

Longtime President, South Carolina Educational Television
» Press release

1995

Richard “Dick” Ottinger

First Executive Director, Georgia Public Television