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The Circuit: USC Shoah Foundation Institute, AJC

by Adam Wills

February 2, 2011 | 11:59 am

Topping the marquee names at the gala for the USC Shoah Foundation Institute were founder Steven Spielberg, left, and Ambassador for Humanity honoree Jeffrey Katzenberg, flanking Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson. Some 650 guests attended the Dec. 9 event in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland to support the foundation’s visual archives, which now hold 105,000 hours of testimony from 52,000 Holocaust survivors, witnesses and liberators. Photo courtesy of WireImage



From left: Joel McHale, Bruce Ramer, Marc Graboff and Chris Matthews



From left: AJC L.A. Regional Director Seth Brysk, AJC L.A. President Fredrick S. Levin, Debi Graboff, Marc Graboff and Rabbi Ron Stern



American Jewish Committee (AJC) honored Marc Graboff, co-chair of NBC Entertainment and NBC Universal Television Studio, with its 28th Dorothy and Sherrill C. Corwin Human Relations Award at a gala dinner on Nov. 30. Bruce Ramer, chair of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and former AJC national president, presented the Corwin award to Graboff. Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s “Hardball” and the nationally syndicated “The Chris Matthews Show,” wowed the crowd as guest speaker, while emcee Joel McHale, star of NBC’s “Community” and E!’s “The Soup” kept the audience laughing. Other attendees included Howie Mandel and his wife, television executives Bruce Rosenblum and Peter Roth of Warner Bros., Fox’s Howard Kurtzman, ICM’s Chris Silbermann and Howard Klein of 3 Arts Entertainment, as well as Graboff’s friends and colleagues from NBC Universal, including Jeff Gaspin and Angela Bromstad.

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