For the first time, the California Museum’s red carpet event – the California Hall of Fame – will be broadcast live. Barbra Streisand, Betty White, Serena Williams and Mark Zuckerburg are some of the new inductees who will be recognized Dec. 14 in Sacramento.
The other 2010 inductees are Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown, director James Cameron, John Doerr, Silicon Valley visionary investor, A.P. Giannini who is considered the father of modern banking and Bank of America, country music legend Merle Haggard, author and activist Anne Lamott, former Secretary of State, George Shultz, Dr. Kevin Starr and artist Wayne Thiebaud.
These are individuals who have made legendary achievements in the areas of politics, activism, science, philanthropy, sports, business, entertainment, technology, fitness and literature and were chosen based on those achievements, according to a press release.
The fifth annual ceremony will be co-hosted by Lisa Ling, a correspondent of the Oprah Winfrey Show, and Jason Kennedy, a reporter and correspondent for E! News.
The recipients will be awarded the Spirit of California medal by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver, and the live broadcast will include this and the red carpet interviews, speeches and induction ceremony.
Besides the inductees and their families, guests will include state officials, the Museum’s Board of Trustees, past year inductees, donors and sponsors, according to Brenna Hamilton, Communications Director for The California Museum.
Attendance is restricted to these preferred guests, as the California Museum auditorium, where the induction ceremony is being held, only seats 270 people, Hamilton said.
However, she added, there is a general public area in front of the Museum on 10th Street where the public is invited to watch the VIPs walk the red carpet on their way into the auditorium for the induction ceremony.
Some of these guests will include Governor-Elect Jerry Brown, Clint Eastwood and his wife Dina Eastwood, Margrit Mondavi, wife of 2007 inductee Robert Mondavi, Stuart Milk, nephew of 2009 inductee Harvey Milk, and Lt. Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom.
Inductees of years past have included Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel, Jack Nicholson, Alice Waters, Leland Stanford, Ansel Adams, Jackie Robinson, John Steinbeck and Steve Jobs. For a complete list of previous inductees, click here.
Comcast Hometown Network will broadcast this event live on digital cable channel 104 from 6 – 8 p.m. on Dec. 14.
For more information about the 2010 induction ceremony or previous Hall of Fame exhibits, click here.
Photo 1 (Brown): courtesy of California State Archives
Photo 2 (Doerr): photo by Doug Menuez
Photo 3 (Giannini): courtesy of the Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
Photo 4 (Haggard): photo by Pamela Springsteen
Photo 5 (Lamott): photo by Eliot Holtzman
Photo 6 (Shultz): courtesy of Hoover Institution
Photo 7 (Starr): courtesy of California State Library
Photo 8 (Strauss): courtesy of Levi Strauss & Co.
Photo 9 (Streisand): photo by Deborah Wald
Photo 10 (Thiebaud): courtesy of Matt Bult
Photo 11 (White): courtesy of Betty White
Photo 12 (Williams): photo by John Russo
Photo 13 (Zuckerburg): courtesy of Facebook