WEEK IN WOMEN: Burnett and Tomlin lauded at 2019 Paley Honors – Brandy McDonnell reports

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The Paley Center for Media, formerly known as the Museum of Television & Radio, will celebrate Carol Burnett and Lily Tomlin, along with Norman Lear, Bob Newhart and Carl Reiner, at this fall’s “The Paley Honors: A Special Tribute to Television’s Comedy Legends.”

The event is set for Nov. 21 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

The Paley Honors spotlights groundbreaking comedic moments from sitcoms, scripted comedies, animated series, as well as variety, talk, and sketch shows.

Each of the comedy icons will receive the Paley Honors Award, acknowledging their enduring impact on television comedy. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMAN.

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.