Bob Newhart to be Inducted into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame


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Washington, DC - Feb 4, 2009 -Iconic comedian-actor Bob Newhart, renowned for widely-acclaimed sitcoms including The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart, will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the NAB Show Television Luncheon on April 20.

The Bob Newhart Show, which recently marked its 35th anniversary, aired on CBS from 1972 to 1978, followed by the Newhart series. The show was nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Comedy Series (1977), ranked as number 44 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time (2002), and received TV Land's Icon Award (2004). The Show was also featured on Time Magazine's unranked list of 100 Best TV Shows of All-time (2007).

Signed to a record contract by Warner Bros. in 1959, Newhart's career has spanned several successful television series, 14 feature films, and millions of albums sold worldwide. In addition to achieving milestones in the broadcasting industry, Newhart has received multiple Grammy awards, including Best New Artist, (1961) and Album of the Year (1961) for The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart. Newhart's first book, I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This, was a New York Times bestseller and was nominated for a 2006 Grammy award for the spoken word version of the book.

Newhart is a recipient of many honors, including induction into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented by the Kennedy Center, and a designation as an American Master by PBS. In 2004, Newhart was listed as number 14 on Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time. Among Newhart's favorite honors is his selection as Grand Marshall of the 102nd Tournament of Roses Parade.

Previous NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame television inductees include Bob Barker, NBC's Meet the Press, Regis Philbin, The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live, Ted Koppel, MASH, 60 Minutes, The Today Show and Star Trek among others.




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