Henry Winkler to Receive the LA Press Club’s Public Service Award

American actor, comedian, director, producer and author, Henry Winkler, has been named the 2019 Los Angeles Press Club’s Bill Rosendahl Public Service Awardee for Contributions to Civic Life. “Now more than ever the country and world need you (the press) and I am beyond thrilled that you have invited me to be honored,” said Henry Winkler. “We all fell in love with Arthur Fonzarelli, the tough-guy character he played in Happy Days, but what we’ve come to learn since, is Henry’s incredibly warm heart. His work with children who have learning disabilities,…

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Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler co-stars as acting teacher Gene Cousineau on the hit HBO dark comedy, “Barry.” This past September, he was the recipient of the Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for his role on the series which stars Emmy-award winning actor, Bill Hader. He also won the Television Critics Choice Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and received nominations for a Golden Globe and SAG Award. The series returns for a second season on March 31, 2019. Winkler has enjoyed over four decades of…

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Dolly Parton to Receive the LA Press Club’s Public Service Award

American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman and humanitarian, Dolly Parton, has been named the 2018 Los Angeles Press Club’s Bill Rosendahl Public Service Awardee for Contributions to Civic Life. Dolly Parton is not just a legendary artist and entertainer, she is a dedicated philanthropist and the founder of the Imagination Library. She has given away 100 million books to children and has been hailed as “a champion of early childhood literacy.” “I am proud to receive the Bill Rosendahl Public Service Award for Contributions to Civic Life in…

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Dodger’s Legendary Broadcaster Jaime Jarrin to Receive the LA Press Club’s Public Service Award

Dodger’s Legendary Broadcaster Jaime Jarrin to Receive the LA Press Club’s Public Service Award Dodger’s Spanish voice Jaime Jarrin has been named 2017’s Los Angeles Press Club Bill Rosendahl Public Service Awardee for Contributions to Civic Life   Baseball Hall of Famer Jarrin has served as the Dodger’s Spanish language announcer since 1959. With the retirement of his mentor and friend Vin Scully, Jarrin is currently the dean of major league announcers. Jarrin, originally from Ecuador, has been instrumental in building the Dodger’s popularity among the Latino Community. The Public…

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Telling the Story and Being Part of the Fight

Telling the Story and Being Part of the Fight Vice News, the Recipient of the Press Club’s Public Service Award, Does Things Its Own Way, and Gets Results   BY LUCAS SHAW Shane Smith hosts a regular news show, but he has no illusions of being the next Walter Cronkite. Instead, he’s trying to create a new type of newscast, one that forgoes the longstanding tradition of dispassionate, objective reporting and replaces it with a more active style of service journalism. It’s a unique body of work that led the…

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Leading by Example and Making the World a Better Place Too

Leading by Example and Making the World a Better Place Too Journalist and Former California First Lady Maria Shriver receives the Los Angeles Press Club’s Public Service Award   BY ALEX BEN BLOCK Although Maria Shriver already had a distinguished career in journalism, her life changed in 2003 when she woke up to find herself First Lady of California. Determined not to let her role be simply symbolic, she created pioneering programs and initiatives to help the working poor, military families and the disabled, and to champion women. She inherited…

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Bringing Down the House

Bringing Down the House ‘SoCal Connected’ Team Earns Public Service Award for Exposing Staggering Expenditures at a City Agency   BY JON REGARDIE When Karen Foshay, a producer with the KCET show “SoCal Connected,” started poking around the operations of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), she had no idea that she was about to dump a mountain of work on herself and a half-dozen co-workers. She couldn’t fathom the gross spending on luxury products and meals the team would expose. There was no way she…

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