McGovern will be feted alongside television journalist Sam Donaldson and daytime soap actress Susan Lucci. The AMEE's are presented annually to performers and journalists working in the medium who have made significant contributions to American culture.
"AFTRA members are proud to honor our fellow members Maureen McGovern, Susan Lucci, and Sam Donaldson for their lifetime of achievements that continue to entertain and inform audiences today," AFTRA foundation president Shelby Scott stated.
Maureen McGovern most recently starred on Broadway as Marmee in Little Women the musical – a role she reprised for the production's national tour. Her hit singles "The Morning After" and "We May Never Love Like This Again" earned Academy Awards for Best Song. McGovern also won a Grammy for her work on the album "Songs from the Neighborhood: The Music of Mister Rogers." McGovern brings her latest concert piece, A Long and Winding Road, to New York's Metropolitan Room this February.
Susan Lucci is an Emmy Award-winning actress for her work on television's "All My Children." Lucci made her Broadway debut in the 1999 revival of Annie Get Your Gun, assuming the title role in a limited engagement for a vacationing Bernadette Peters. She has played several engagements at Feinstein's and made numerous benefit appearances for BC/EFA.
Sam Dondaldson, a 40-year ABC News veteran, co-anchored "PrimeTime Live" from August 1989 until it merged with "20/20" in 1999. He formerly served as ABC's chief White House correspondent.