On The Avenue

A Win for a Baldwin

by AVENUE insider Photographed by Patrick Lewis/Starpix
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

On November 2, The Paley Center for Media paid tribute to the career of Emmy Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin at A Paley Honors Luncheon Celebrating Alec Baldwin. The event marked the launch of the Paley Honors Luncheon series and featured a discussion moderated by Steve Higgins of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, as well as a seated luncheon. During the discussion, the Paley Center explored Baldwin’s versatile television roles, as well as his work on radio including host of WNYC’s Here’s the Thing and as radio host for the New York Philharmonic.

Baldwin also used his platform to discuss sexual misconduct in Hollywood. He admitted that he has undermined women in the past, and announced that change needs to come to the business.

The luncheon supported the Paley Center’s many educational initiatives, including enriching classes for K-12 students that enhance media literacy and classroom learning, workshops that excite high students about STEM learning and careers in media, and year-round panel discussions and screenings. Founded in 1975, the Paley Center for Media is a nonprofit organization that leads the discussion about the cultural, creative and social significance of television, radio and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public.

The luncheon host committee included Jennifer Cacioppo, Alina Cho, Amy Fine Collins, Jamie Creel, Pierre Crosby, Nina Garcia, Mark F. Gilbertson, Jared Goss, Elizabeth Graziolo, Lisa Jackson, Kamie Lightburn, Ashley McDermott, Sean Moran, Deborah Norville, Jeff Pfeifle & David Granville, Kathy Prounis, Tara Rockefeller, Chuck Scarborough, Jeff Sharp, Mary Snow, Tracy & Jay Synder, Anne Van Rensselaer, Vicky Ward, Carolina Zapf and Caryn Zucker.


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