American Idol Hall of Fame

07/19/2011
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American Idol will be inducted into Broadcasting & Cable's Hall of Fame during the 21st annual awards dinner on Wednesday, October 26, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

"American Idol has been a broadcasting phenomenon from the moment it debuted, and it just keeps getting stronger," said Bill McGorry, Chairman of the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. "This honor is richly deserved for a show that has had such an unprecedented impact on the entire industry."

"It's always special when American Idol gets honored, and even more so when it is by a distinguished organization such as the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame," said Simon Fuller, creator of American Idol. "This show has entertained hundreds of millions of TV viewers and music fans around the world over the last 10 seasons, and I'd like to dedicate this award to everyone who has helped us stay true to our pure ideal of discovering and showcasing the very best new singing talent in America."

"This is an exceptional honor for all of us," said Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO of FremantleMedia North America and executive producer of American Idol. "It is quite extraordinary and rare for a television show to receive such recognition for its achievements alongside some of the most accomplished individuals in the broadcast industry, and for that we are truly grateful."

"We feel incredibly privileged to be recognized in the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame," said Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. "Our entire American Idol team is honored to be a part of such a groundbreaking show, and we're very thankful to everyone who has supported the series for the past 10 seasons."

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