LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TO STEVE KROFT OF ’60 MINUTES’
President David Andelman (right) presents Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes” with the Silurian Press Club’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award at a gala dinner Oct. 16 at the National Arts Club. For more photos of the dinner, click here.
Please be aware that as of Jan. 1, 2020, the Silurians Press Club has not only a new Membership Chair (Scotti Williston), but a new address:
Silurians Press Club P.O. Box 854 Planetarium Post Office 127 West 83rd Street New York, NY 10024
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If you’ve ever wondered why Silurian Governor Myron Rushetzky occupies a singular place of honor in the history of the New York Post, the answer can be found in a splendid profile of that gentleman in the Jan. 6, 2020 issue of The New Yorker magazine. The piece, written by fellow Silurian Susan Mulcahy, another Post alum, explains a lot about Myron, the importance of his “Post Nation” news bulletins and why, during an almost 40-year residency in the Post newsroom, he became a cherished institution . . .
Gary Paul Gates, who spent most of his working life at CBS News, has been honored by the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association, with the Rev. Robert F. Griffin, C.S.C., Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in writing. The award was presented at a luncheon on the Notre Dame campus earlier this year.
Gates, a former Silurian board member, launched his career as a journalist in 1957, a week after graduating from Notre Dame, when he signed on with United Press International. In 1969, he moved to CBS, writing the scripts for such broadcast luminaries as Walter Cronkite, Harry Reasoner, Mike Wallace, Roger Mudd and Dan Rather. In 1973, he left CBS to write his first book, “Palace Guard,” on the inner workings of the Nixon White House, co-authored with Dan Rather. Gates’ other books include “Air Time: The Inside Story of CBS News”; “Close Encounters,” a biographical collaboration with Mike Wallace, its subject; and, with Bob Schieffer, “The Acting President,” on the Reagan White House. He also worked on other TV assignments, including writing and producing for ABC News, CBS Sports and ESPN. Later, he helped launch the official website for CBS News and wrote for The Shelter Island Reporter, his local newspaper. ++++++++++++++++++++++++
Herbert Hadad has written “Tender and Tough: 60 Years of Storytelling,” which he says “grew out of the
compiling of stories written since he was a teenager.” Stories range from Hadad’s tales of family and friends, his life as a journalist and a press officer, and his exploration of a career as a professional boxer. Hadad is the author of an earlier memoir, “Finding Immortality: The Making of One American Family.” Both books are available on Amazon, “Tender and Tough” in hardcover or as a free Kindle book, “Finding Immortality” in hardcover, paperback or Kindle editions.
Here are the key dates for the 2019-20 season. All events, except those noted to be otherwise, fall on the third Wednesday of the month at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South. Further details will be announced as they become known.
Lunches: Noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 19: Guest speaker: Syndicated political cartoonist Jeff Danziger, short-listed twice for Pulitzer Prizes and winner of the Herblock and Thomas Nast prizes. March 18: Guest speaker: A.O. (Tony) Scott, chief film critic for The New York Times.
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