Leno, Murdoch among TV Hall of Fame inductees

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2009 file photo, Jay Leno speaks during the panel for "The Jay Leno Show" at the NBC Universal Television Critics Association summer press tour in Pasadena, Calif.
March 12, 2014 9:22:53 AM PDT
There are six new members of the Television Academy Hall of Fame.

At a ceremony Tuesday night in Beverly Hills, the academy inducted Jay Leno, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, media baron Rupert Murdoch, writer-producer David E. Kelley and former ABC executive Brandon Stoddard.

Sound pioneer Ray Dolby was inducted posthumously, with his wife and son accepting the honor.

Leno got a spirited introduction from Bill Maher, who said his friend didn't deserve the heat he took over Conan O'Brien's short-lived tenure as "Tonight Show" host.

Murdoch, the chairman of News Corp. and 21st Century Fox, noted he was being honored on his 83rd birthday - a coincidence that he called particularly annoying because he doesn't like to look back.


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