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ABC FOUNDER WILL RECEIVE GOVERNOR’S AWARD AT EMMYS

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Leonard Goldenson, founder of the ABC television network was voted the Governor's Award by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the academy said.

The Governor's Emmy is awarded annually to a person, company or organization for outstanding achievement in the arts, sciences or management of television that is either cumulative or so extraordinary as to be beyond the scope of the regular Emmys, said Leo Chaloukian, president of the academy.The award will be presented during the telecast of the 42nd annual primetime Emmy Awards Sept. 16.

Previous winners in the 12 years the award has been given are Lucille Ball, Bill Hannah and Joe Barbera, Grant Tinker, Red Skelton, Alistair Cooke, Johnny Carson, Walter Cronkite, Hallmark Cards for "The Hallmark Hall of Fame," Bob Hope, William S. Paley, Elton Rule and Pat Weaver.