The Oak Park native and five-time Emmy Award winner will be the guest of honor at a brunch on Mar. 15, in the Empire Room at Chicago's Palmer House Hotel. The event will celebrate Women's History Month and benefit Chicago's Museum of Broadcast Communications. The Chicago Chapter of American Women in Radio & Television is co-sponsoring the event. AWRT began as a national organization in 1951, around the same time that White's extraordinarily rich television career started.
Melissa Forman, morning personality on WLIT-FM (93.9), will host the public question-and-answer portion of the brunch. ME-TV will provide video highlights of White's career, including clips of "Life with Elizabeth," "Mary Tyler Moore Show", "Golden Girls" and "My Name Is Earl," among others.
Tickets to the brunch range in price from $50 for individuals to $500 for a table of ten. Tickets can be ordered at www.museum.tv or by calling 312-822-0512.