Joint Press Release from Fox and the Lippin Group
Musician and activist Bono will receive the NAACP Chairmans Award which will be presented to him during the March 2, 2007 live broadcast of the 38th NAACP Image Awards on FOX (8p.m. ET/PT), it was announced today by Vicangelo Bulluck, executive producer of the telecast.
The Chairmans Award, chosen by NAACP Board Chairman Julian Bond, is bestowed in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service.
Bono has been an inspiration to many people around the world through his music and humanitarian efforts, said Bond. We are delighted to honor him with this award in recognition of the difference he has made and to acknowledge his ongoing campaigning to actively engage Americans from all walks of life in the fight against extreme poverty and the global AIDS pandemic.
The Chairmans Award is one of three special NAACP Image Awards that will be presented this year, stated NAACP Image Awards Chairman Clayola Brown. The other previously announced honors include the Hall of Fame Award to be presented to Bill Cosby and the Presidents Award being given to Soledad OBrien. I think our honorees this year are diverse and inspiring. It should make for a very exciting and culturally informative show.