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No Live Broadcast from NYC for the National Women’s Hall of Fame


Don’t adjust your TV sets, Tuesday’s National Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony from New York City will not be broadcast.

The National Women’s Hall of Fame announced Saturday that due to ‘unforeseen developments’, the event will not be broadcast as planned. Instead, they say the event will be recorded, then released later on a streaming platform.

The Induction Ceremony was also going to be televised on PBS and on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network.  Oprah was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1994, she did not attend the ceremonies.

Here is the announcement posted on the National Women’s  Hall of Fame website:

I am writing to you today with deep disappointment and to tell you that we recently learned our Induction Ceremony on March 5 will not be broadcast on television as planned and publicized. However, the event is moving forward and will be available online. The Ceremony will prove to be an inspiring night in celebration of our historic class of honorees.

The Class of 2024 knows more than most about disappointment and the myriad of emotions that accompany it. And they have been glowing global examples for others — and myself — on how to forge ahead in the face of obstacles and setbacks.

When faced with times of great challenge like this, we center ourselves on our mission and what matters most. And what matters most is telling the stories of remarkable women.

And therefore, we will do just that in a powerful, beautiful Induction Ceremony that will reflect the unparalleled contributions our Inductees have made to our world.

Our Inductees will receive a well-deserved stage where their achievements are celebrated and memorialized. We will also tape the Ceremony and make it available on the Hall’s YouTube channel.

Our staff has worked tirelessly to execute and make this happen, and it was circumstances beyond their control that resulted in this change. Just days ago, our production partner communicated their inability to proceed with the broadcast scope of our contract. I am asking for your grace, and I am asking for your trust that we did everything possible to prevent this outcome.

Thank you for sharing the Hall’s ultimate vision of a nation that respects women, their voices, and their achievements. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday evening!

Best wishes,

Jean Kilbourne
Board President & 2015 Inductee, National Women’s Hall of Fame


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