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TV ACADEMY TO INDUCT NINE IN ITS SILVER CIRCLE

 DETROIT, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) will induct nine honorees into its prestigious Silver Circle, Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Excalibur Restaurant in Southfield. The event, which is open to the public, is attended by many of the state's leading TV personalities.
 Members of the Silver Circle are television professionals who started their career at least 25 years ago and have made significant contributions to Michigan television.
 Those being honored are: Channel 4 reporter Bob Bennett, whose 1980 series on Michigan courts and prisons, "Swift Justice," won State Bar of Michigan and NAACP awards; Channel 56 Vice President for Government Relations and Support Robert J. Scott, a 1987 Emmy award winner who was director of the state's Office of Film, Television, and Recording Arts during the '70s and '80s; television pioneer James Clark, whose career spans the beginnings of Channel 4 in 1947 and years in management at the Evening News Association; former Channel 7 talk show host Don Haney, the first African-American to host a weekly talk show on a Big Three Detroit TV station, "Haney's People"; and former Channel 7, Channel 50, and ABC-TV sportscaster Dave Diles, co-author of books with Terry Bradshaw, Denny McLain, and other sports personalities.
 Also being honored are: former Channel 4 Station Manager Franklin G. Sisson, who began his career in television 42 years ago as the first program director at WOOD-TV/Grand Rapids; University of Detroit-Mercy Associate Professor of Communication Louis Slyker, who built Channel 56's program/production department virtually from scratch; award-winner Mary Lou Zieve, whose career spans 35 years doing commercial voice-overs, hosting Channel 7's "Good Morning Detroit," and producing/coordinating segments of Channel 2's Jerry Lewis telethon; and Simons Michelson Zieve Advertising Chairman Morton Zieve, whose TV commercials have won Clio, Emmy, Addy, and Telly awards, and whose Elias Brothers vs. McDonald's commercials were the first competitive comparison TV spots.
 Oscar and Emmy winner Sue Marx, of Sue Marx Films, Inc. will emcee the evening, the Seventh Annual Presentation of the Silver Circle.
 Tickets for the event are $35 for NATAS members, $45 for non-members and include a buffet before the program and dessert and coffee afterward.
 For reservations or more information, call NATAS at 313-647-8899.
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 /CONTACT: Gabriel Werba of Gabriel Werba & Associates, Inc., 313-259-4947, for National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/


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