NAB to present an award to the iconic Alan Alda

On the 8th of next April the famous Dr. Hawkeye Pierce from the series M * A * S * H, will receive the NAB DSA, an award with which the The National Association of Broadcasters in the United States recognizes television personalities who have made significant contributions to the industry.

Alan Alda will receive el Distinguished Service Award in the next edition of NAB Show, the annual event of the audiovisual sector that will take place in Las Vegas between the 6 and 11 of next april.

Organized by the National Association of Broadcasters in the United States, the award recognizes television personalities who have contributed to the industry in a significant way. Among the winners of other editions are Robin Roberts, Bob Schieffer, Michael J. Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, el presidente Ronald Reagan, Edward R. Murrow, Bob Hope, Walter Cronkite y Oprah Winfrey.

Alda’s popularity was forged when she starred in M * A * S * H, giving life to Dr. Hawkeye Pierce. The hit television series was inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 1996. In this comedy set in the Korean War, Alda, in addition to starring, directed and co-wrote its final 1983 episode. The show is still on the list of top ten most-watched shows in the US Alan Alda is the only person to date with an Emmy for acting, directing and writing the same series.

In 2004, Alda joined the sixth season of The West Wing of the White House, as Senator Arnold Vinick, a performance that earned him another Emmy. Throughout his career Alan Alda has won seven Emmy Awards and has been nominated 34 times. He has made guest appearances on many of the most successful television series such as Urgencias, 30 Rock, The Blacklist, The Good Fight Y Ray Donovan.

It was in 1963 when he made the leap to the big screen, with Gone Are the Days! and since then he has shot several films such as The bridge of spies Y The Aviator, for which he was nominated for an Oscar.

“Alan Alda is a true artist whose incredible talent and enduring characters have engaged audiences for decades,” stated the NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. “We look forward to celebrating the immeasurable contributions he has made to television and film at the 2019 NAB Show.”