The Museum of the Moving Image presents the 2019 Moving Image Award to National Geographic at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York on Monday, June 24, 2019. (Walt Disney Television/Lou Rocco) Michael Barker (Co-President, Sony Pictures Classics), Courteney Monroe (President, National Geographic Global Television Networks), Carl Goodman (Executive Director), Martha Raddatz (Long Road Home), Kate Bosworth (Long Road Home), Gary Knell (Chairman, National Geographic Partners)
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On Monday, June 24 the Museum of the Moving Image presented the 2019 Moving Image Award to National Geographic at its annual benefit event recognizing media industry leaders and innovators.
The evening featured cocktails, an exciting program that highlighted National Geographic’s creatively ambitious programming and an awards presentation in the Sumner M. Redstone Theater, followed by a seated dinner.
The Moving Image Award was accepted by Gary Knell, Chairman of National Geographic Partners, and Courteney Monroe, President of National Geographic Global Television Networks at the industry-filled event in New York.
Speakers included Martha Raddatz, author of "The Long Road Home;" Kate Bosworth, actress in "The Long Road Home;" Mike Massimino, former NASA astronaut in "One Strange Rock;" Mariana Van Zeller, Nat Geo correspondent and investigative journalist; Dr. Serena McCalla, science research coordinator for "Science Fair;" Justin Wilkes, president of Imagine Documentaries; and Pernille Rose Grønkjær, director of Danish Documentary.
The speakers shared personal stories of what working with National Geographic has meant to them. Additional special guests included National Geographic Explorers Jennifer W. Lopez, Zoltan Takacs and Sharon Guynup, as well as and Darren Foster, co-director and producer of "Science Fair."
The Moving Image Awards help support the Museum of the Moving Image, especially the museum’s exhibitions, screenings, education and community engagement programs, which serve youth and adults, and children and their families, most of whom are residents of the most ethnically diverse region in the world, Queens.