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WFUV Annual Gala 2008

Honoring Emmylou Harris, Vin Scully and Charles Osgood.

Thanks to all the true believers who came to the First Annual Spring Gala at New York City auction house Sotheby's. The station honored recording artist Emmylou Harris as well as CBS journalist Charles Osgood and voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers Vin Scully, both Fordham University graduates who started their careers at WFUV. The event was emceed by ABC News Anchor and Correspondent Elizabeth Vargas. Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme, CBS "Sunday Morning" Anchor Bill Geist and former Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca presented lifetime achievement awards to the honorees.

Emmylou Harris performed a set of songs, including a cover of John Lennon's "Imagine," drawing a standing ovation from the 400 guests, including Les Paul, Joan Osborne and Phoebe Snow. Sotheby's auctioneer C. Hugh Hildesley led a live auction. The event was co-chaired by Henry Barkhorn, John A. Herrmann and Lisa Shalett.


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Emmylou Harris at the WFUV Spring Gala Emmylou Harris accepts the first-ever WFUV Sound and Vision Award Emmylou Harris being presented the WFUV Sound and Vision Award by Johnathan Demme WFUV Spring Gala honoree Emmylou Harris with WFUV Music Director Rita Houston Emmylou Harris performing at the WFUV Spring Gala Emmylou Harris performing at the WFUV Spring Gala WFUV General Manager Dr. Ralph Jennings with Spring Gala honoree Emmylou Harris Sal Marciano and Vin Scully at the WFUV Spring Gala Charles Osgood accepts the Charles Osgood Lifetime Achievement Award from Fordham University's Father McShane Vin Scully accepts the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award Vin Scully accepts his award from Ralph Branca Vin Scully, Emmylou Harris, Charles Osgood and Father McShane Vin Scully, Emcee Elizabeth Vargas and Charles Osgood


Other Years

Annual Spring Gala: 2008 | 2009 | 2010