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An Evening with Michael Fuchs: Former HBO Chairman & CEO

Dates with showtimes for An Evening with Michael Fuchs: Former HBO Chairman & CEO
  • Thu, Apr 25

Run Time: 90 min.

Former HBO Chairman & CEO Michael Fuchs provides an evening of insider stories and anecdotes and takes audience questions about his experiences in the film and television industry.

Mr. Fuchs joined HBO in 1976 with the assignment to develop original cable programming for HBO, the first of such programming for the fledgling cable industry. Under his leadership, HBO became the largest and most successful pay-television company in the world. He was named chairman and chief executive officer of HBO in October of 1984. HBO has been widely recognized for its original programming, much of which has been acknowledged for its uniqueness and social relevance. Mr. Fuchs’ vision of original programming transformed HBO from primarily a cablecaster of movies after their theatrical release, to a network noted for the breadth and quality of its original fare. HBO has won 6 Oscar awards; 79 Emmy Awards; 354 Cable Ace Awards; 17 Golden Globe Awards; 15 George Foster Peabody Awards; and 2 Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia Awards.

Mr. Fuchs has received many honors, including induction into the Broadcasting & Cable Magazine Hall of Fame (1994), The National Academy of Cable Programming Governors Award (1994), The Milton Petrie Award from The National Victim Center (1992), The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Distinguished Service Award (1989), The National Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Award (1989), and The National Cable Television Association’s Vanguard Award for Programming Excellence (1988), The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Humanitarian Award (1996), Union College’s Nott Medal for Distinguished Alumni (1995).

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