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Joan Lunden to be honored by National Association of Broadcasters

March 28, 2017

Former 'Good Morning America' Hosts David Hartman and Joan Lunden to Receive Distinguished Service Award at 2017 NAB Show WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Popular media personalities and former co-hosts of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” David Hartman and Joan Lunden will receive the NAB Distinguished Service Award (DSA) during the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The duo will accept their awards at the NAB Show Opening, sponsored by Blackmagic Design, on Monday, April 24. Each year, the NAB DSA recognizes members of the broadcast community who have made significant and lasting contributions to the industry. Previous award recipients include Bob Woodruff, Jerry Lewis, Jorge Ramos, Bob Schieffer, Michael J. Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, President Ronald Reagan, Edward R. Murrow, Bob Hope, Walter Cronkite and Oprah Winfrey, among others. “Millions of Americans remember starting their day with the trusted voices of David Hartman and Joan Lunden during their years hosting ‘Good Morning America,’” said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. “We honor their remarkable careers, their service to broadcasting, and their ongoing commitment to public service with NAB’s highest honor.” The original host of “Good Morning America,” Hartman conducted more than 12,000 interviews with some of the world’s most influential public figures. In the early 1970s, he launched his own documentary production company with the goal of presenting constructive information to the American public. He has co-produced, written and hosted more than 60 hours of documentaries for the major television networks, PBS and cable. Hartman’s numerous journalism honors include National News and Documentary Emmys and the Aviation and Space Writers Journalism Award. He and then Governor Ronald Reagan were honored together by the San Francisco Press Club for their community service efforts. He continues to produce and write a dozen programs each year on the history of American military aviation and its efforts in space. Lunden became the co-host of “Good Morning America” in 1980 and went on to be the longest-running female host ever on early morning television. For nearly two decades, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered five presidents, five Olympics, and two royal weddings. During her tenure on “Good Morning America,” Lunden broke barriers as one of the first female anchors to remain on air during three pregnancies. One of the most recognized and trusted news personalities, Lunden has graced the covers of over 60 magazines and is a best-selling author. She is currently a special correspondent for NBC’s “Today” show and host of the CBS series “Your Health With Joan Lunden.” Lunden was honored with an ACE award for her Lifetime program, “Mother’s Day;” a Gracie Award for her RLTV program, “Taking Care with Joan Lunden;” and a Daytime Emmy in the Outstanding Special Category for her documentary, “America’s Invisible Children.” She also shares two Daytime Emmys with the cast and crew of “Good Morning America.” For her in-depth coverage of our Armed Forces in her Behind Closed Doors series, Lunden was awarded the Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service Award, which is the highest honor that can be given to a civilian. As previously announced, the NAB Show Opening will be emceed by “CBS Sunday Morning” host Jane Pauley, and ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis will interview Hearst President and CEO Steven Swartz. Also, NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith will provide the “State of the Broadcast Industry” Address. News media registration is available here. About NAB Show NAB Show, held April 22-27, 2017 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest convention encompassing The M.E.T. Effect, the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. With 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. For complete details, visit www.nabshow.com. About NAB The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

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Symposium Offers Latest on Breast Cancer Research and Treatments

March 22, 2017

The symposium, titled “Screens, Genes and the Choices We Make,” was the third annual edition of the event put on by the Komen organization. Joan Lunden shared her story, moderated the evening, and reported live outside of a mobile mammography coach, an RV painted pink and equipped with 3D mammography equipment.

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Joan Lunden Delivers Keynote at Luncheon Benefit for Warren Village

March 2, 2017

The Denver Post covers Joan Lunden's keynote address at the Warren Village All Star Luncheon on Wednesday February 23 in Denver Colorado.

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Baylor Doctor Receives Grant to Help Understand Triple Negative Breast Cancer

February 23, 2017

Joan Lunden is in Houston visiting with Baylor College of Medicine oncologist Dr. Matthew Ellis, who received a grant in her name from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for his work with triple negative breast cancer. NBC Affiliate KPRC's Health Reporter, Haley Hernandez, is on site with the story.

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Argentum Unveils Program Details for 2017 Senior Living Executive Conference Including Joan Lunden

February 13, 2017

The conference will close on Wednesday, May 3 with the Argentum 2017 Hero Awards Gala Dinner. Award-winning journalist Joan Lunden will host the event, where the industry will honor extraordinary individuals and innovative companies who are changing the future of aging in America.

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Joan Lunden to Moderate Susan G. Komen San Diego’s Dinner Symposium

February 8, 2017

Susan G. Komen San Diego will explore the latest innovations in breast cancer screening and treatment at its third annual dinner symposium, “Screens, Genes & The Choices We Make: A Conversation on Research, Treatment and Lifestyle, presented by Bank of America,” on March 16, 2017 at the Del Mar Marriott Hotel from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Noted journalist and breast cancer survivor Joan Lunden will moderate the event.

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Joan Lunden's war on cancer features treatments available in Houston

February 6, 2017

NBC Special Correspondent, Joan Lunden, has a special series called War on Cancer airing this week on the Today Show. She spoke with our health reporter, Haley Hernandez, about the series. Take a look.

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BioNJ’s Gateway Gala

January 19, 2017

BioNJ’s Gateway Gala to Salute Patients and the Innovator Companies Inspired by Them Thursday February 2, 2017 features a Keynote by Breast Cancer Survivor, Advocate & Former Good Morning America Host, Joan Lunden

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Inspirational Short Stories from Well-Known Cancer Survivors

January 5, 2017

"25 Women Who Survived Cancer" is a book that compiles the experiences of some well-known cancer survivors, including newscasters Robin Roberts and Joan Lunden, actresses Patti LuPone and Fran Drescher.

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Better After 50 Article: Joan Lunden's Advice for Navigating Conversations with Aging Loved Ones

December 15, 2016

The holiday season is a time when many of us reunite with family we might not see often. This makes it the perfect time to connect and create a long-term plan for your aging loved ones. Joan Lunden shares 5 ways to successfully navigate these critical discussions with family.

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BioNJ's 24th Annual Gateway Gala & Innovation Celebration

December 15, 2016

Joan Lunden will deliver a keynote address sharing her journey with breast cancer at BioNJ's 24th Annual Gateway Gala & Innovation Celebration on February 2, 2017 in East Brunswick, NJ.

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Port Huron Town Hall Series Lecture with Joan Lunden

November 14, 2016

TV personality Joan Lunden discusses balance of work and family life for Town Hall series.

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Joan Lunden attends Pardee Hospital's Women Helping Women Event

October 28, 2016

She was the keynote speaker at a Women Helping Women event at Blue Ridge Community College in Asheville, North Carolina. ABC13 News shares a recap with pictures and video.

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Joan Lunden grateful for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

October 27, 2016

Joan Lunden shares that she is grateful for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at their Annual Symposium and Awards Luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

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Joan Lunden on NBC5 Chicago

October 26, 2016

Joan Lunden opened up about her battle with the disease to NBC 5’s Zoraida Sambolin in Chicago at the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation Luncheon.

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Women Magazine: Proud Purpose Cover Story

October 7, 2016

Joan Lunden shares her personal perspective on how a cancer diagnosis has propelled her to become an advocate for cancer survivors and to recommit to health and wellness in her own life with Women Magazine.

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Joan Lunden Discusses Latest Breast Cancer Developments

October 4, 2016

AMNY Interviews Joan Lunden before she speaks at a 92nd Street Y event to discuss latest breast cancer developments with Dr. Larry Norton, a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Wednesday October 5, 2016.

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Joan Lunden to speak at Women Helping Women Luncheon

August 23, 2016

The Pardee Hospital Foundation announced today that former Good Morning America host, bestselling author and breast cancer survivor Joan Lunden will be the keynote speaker at the 19th annual Women Helping Women luncheon on Oct. 28 at Blue Ridge Community College in North Carolina.

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U.S. News: 5 Steps to Intervene When an Elderly Relative Needs Help

July 29, 2016

Joan Lunden may be best known for her 17-year stint as co-host on ABC's Good Morning America, but the journalist says her most important role may be that of helping her elderly mom. Here she shares her thoughts on how to intervene when an elderly relative needs help.

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Media Planet: 4 Things Joan Lunden Recommends to Caregivers

June 27, 2016

The former co-host of Good Morning America, Joan Lunden, shares tips on staying connected as a long-distance caregiver and the importance of self-care.

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