Oprah Winfrey Wins The Bob Hope Humanitarian Award

The Bob Hope Humanitarian Award was established in 2002 by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of Bob Hope's trailblazing career.

The award, one of the highest honors presented by the Board, recognizes the contributions made by Hope, for more than half a century, to the growth and development of radio and television as a family medium and as a platform for political and social commentary.

Winfrey was the recipient of the first Bob Hope Humanitarian Award at the 2002 Emmy Awards for services to television and film.