Bob Hope Humanitarian Award

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"The Television Academy Board of Governors established the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award in 2002, as a tribute to the the iconic career and life of Bob Hope. This high honor is a nod to the Hope's more than fifty years of pioneering contributions to the radio and television industries, both as family mediums and as platforms for sociopolitical commentary.

"The special Hope Humanitarian honor is not bound to be given annually with the traditional categories of Emmys, only as deemed fitting and approved by the Hope Humanitarian Award selection committee (composed of Academy members) and a representative of the Bob and Dolores Hope Charitable Foundation. Since its establishment, three honorees — Oprah Winfrey, Bill Cosby and Danny Thomas (presented posthumously, accepted by his daughter, actress Marlo Thomas) — have received the Hope Award." [1]

In 2010 the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced that George Clooney would be the fourth ever recipient of the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award. [2]

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  1. Bob Hope Humanitarian Award,, accessed January 10, 2011.
  2. George Clooney to Receive Bob Hope Humanitarian Award, emmys, accessed January 10, 2011.