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  • Spina Bifida Roast of Barbara Walters
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    Spina Bifida Roast of Barbara Walters

    Mr. Shields moderated a roast of Barbara Walters at an annual dinner to benefit the Spina Bifida Association. Journalists and politicians made tongue-in-cheek remarks about her career and…

  • Funniest Celebrity in Washington Contest
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    Funniest Celebrity in Washington Contest

    This annual charity event featured comedy routines by Washington notables Senator Tom Daschle, former Secretary Dan Glickman, Cal Thomas, P.J. O’Rourke, Arianna Huffington, Judlyne Lilly, James Rosen and…

  • Hall of Fame Dinner
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    Hall of Fame Dinner

    Mr. Donaldson acted as master of ceremonies for the annual Broadcasting and Cable magazine’s annual dinner for the Hall of Fame inductees. Eleven awards were given for contributions to the…

  • First Amendment Awards Dinner
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    First Amendment Awards Dinner

    Journalists honored Mr. Donaldson and the late Katherine Graham for their contributions to journalism. They also recognized other colleagues for coverage of various news events including…

  • National Press Awards
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    National Press Awards

    Helen Thomas, Peter Jennings, and Otis Chandler were honored for their work and their careers in both print and broadcast media. Chandler is the former publisher of the Los Angeles Times.…