Well - I am tenaciously back here again with questions. Who is "they" - that are not interested in having it televised anymore? Would that be the SHOF people - or is that NBC who is not interested in broadcasting the event (Bravo is NBC)? And is it SHOF who hire professionals to videotape it? And why are those videotapes not made more readily available to the public to see? (I have scoured the SHOF website). It is hard to fathom why the SHOF people would not want the ceremonies to be televised. It does seem to be a big NYC event - and certainly the inductees are high profile in the entertainment industry. Some rhetorical questions - but some not and probably I should direct these questions to Ms. April Anderson. But it really is annoying - especially given all the "stuff" that is made available on the television that I do not want to see.Roy wrote:They are just not interested in having it televised anymore. You have to have Songwriters Hall of Fame membership in order to be able to buy tickets to attend the ceremony. Only those who voted, their guests, the inductees and their guests get to attend, and obviously the people who run the Song Hall. I didn't have $1000.00 to pay to become a voting member, but now I don't need it. I won't be attending. The ceremony does actually get videotaped every year by professionals, just as a recorded history, but it does not get televised every year. Media people are there. The inductees are interviewed when they walk in on the red carpet and when they walk out, and you will get to see those interviews on the Song Halls website and somehow, some of them end up on Youtube, courtesy of the people from the media videotaping I guess. I don't know if Leonard will want to be asked questions at the ceremony. He declined answering any questions from the media when he was being photographed with his trophy backstage at the Rock Hall induction ceremony.
In any event, once again, congratulations to Leonard Cohen. That Leonard is being honored and attending will only make the event this year all the more notable and prestigious. I hope he has a pleasant trip and enjoyable visit in New York City. And I hope that somewhere, we get to see some video of Leonard Cohen at this event, and people who honor him! I'm sure we will at least have Getty images -
http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Searc ... ork%20City