News anchormen Brokaw, Jennings, Rather to be honoured at Emmy Awards

MUMBAI: American news anchormen Tom Brokaw, the late Peter Jennings and Dan Rather will be honored in a special tribute on The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

The Emmy Awards will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres and takes place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday 18 September.

Clips featuring the three newsmen at work will illustrate the manner in which they influenced and impacted viewers as they told their audiences what was happening in the news each night. They will also be shown in the field covering the world's biggest news stories and events, while often risking their own lives to bring information to the public.

Actors Candice Bergen, Billy Crystal, Charles S. Dutton, Michael J. Fox, Lisa Kudrow and John Travolta are among the Emmy Award winners to remember the night they won their own Emmys. Bergen reflects on the political climate and Dan Quayle's 'family values' at the time she won one of her Emmy Awards for Murphy Brown.

Crystal will talk about the deep meaning of an Emmy Award win; Dutton remembers that on the way to up collect his Emmy, he thought about the first award he ever won as the actor and director of a talent show at the Maryland State Penitentiary where he was an inmate, and Travolta remembers accepting an Emmy on behalf of his first love, Diana Hyland, who passed away prior to that year's Emmy Awards. Michael J. Fox and Lisa Kudrow will also have memories to share.

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