National Press Club

Library of American Broadcasting to honor Amanpour, Lamb, Nail

September 13, 2011 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver |

The Library of American Broadcasting has named three members of the National Press Club as 2011 Giants of Broadcasting.

The library plans to honor NPC Fourth Estate winners Christiane Amanpour and Brian Lamb, and the late Dawson B “Tack” Nail, a NPC Golden Owl, who died in March, at a luncheon in October in New York.

Amanpour anchors ABC’s Sunday morning political affairs program “This Week With Christiane Amanpour.” Prior to ABC, she was chief international correspondent at CNN. She has won nine News and Documentary Emmys, four George Foster Peabody Awards and the Edward R. Murrow award. She received the NPC’s Fourth Estate award in 2008.

Lamb is the creator, founder and chief executive officer of C-SPAN. He has interviewed every president since Lyndon Johnson. He is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Humanities Medal. He received the Fourth Estate award in 2002.

Nail was known as the “dean” of the Washington communications press corps spending more than 50 years covering the broadcasting industry. He was the longtime exectuive editor of Warren Communications News’ Television Digest and Communications Daily. He joined Lamb on the first C-SPAN call-in show in 1980. He was inducted into the NPC's prestigious "Order of the Owl," reserved for the "wisest" long-time members of the club in 2010.