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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 301

IBC Awards Look to the Future

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 18 settembre 2018

The IBC2018 International Honour for Excellence was presented to Joan Ganz Cooney, Co-Founder of Sesame Street. The audience heard that the award was not just for 50 years of inspiring and educational television, but for a continuing commitment into the digital future. In a video message shown during the ceremony she said that she did not want to talk about a legacy “because this is not over”.As part of the celebrations for the International Honour for Excellence, the audience cheered as Ernie the muppet appeared live on stage. He chatted with Naomi Climer, Chair of the IBC Council and told us that I, B and C are some of his favourite letters!Ernie was accompanied by Steve Youngwood, President of Media Education and COO of Sesame Workshop. He said “In some ways, the world looks different than when ‘Sesame Street’ was created almost 50 years ago and obviously the media landscape has transformed dramatically.“I’m happy to say, however, that in an industry dominated by change, Sesame is constantly evolving and still relevant, and Joan’s vision lives on,” he added. “On behalf of Joan Ganz Cooney and everyone at Sesame Workshop, thank you so much for this honour.” Host for the evening was broadcaster and technology journalist Kate Russell, who pointed out that Joan Ganz Cooney is the first woman to receive the IBC International Honour for Excellence – “and about time,” she quipped.

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