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Tom Brokaw, Colson Whitehead among new 'Library Lions'

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  • This combination photo shows author Michael Chabon, left, on June 18, 2017 and former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw on April 15, 2015.  The New York Public Library has named Chabon and Brokaw and three others as "Library Lions." They will be formally celebrated at a gala Nov. 6.

    This combination photo shows author Michael Chabon, left, on June 18, 2017 and former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw on April 15, 2015. The New York Public Library has named Chabon and Brokaw and three others as "Library Lions." They will be formally celebrated at a gala Nov. 6.
    Associated Press

 
 

NEW YORK -- Pulitzer Prize-winning novelists Michael Chabon and Colson Whitehead, former NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and theater director Robert Wilson all have something in common: They have been cited by the New York Public Library as "Library Lions."

The library told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the five honorees would be formally celebrated at a gala on Nov. 6. Library Lions are chosen for their contributions to a better informed and more "thoughtful" society, especially through their efforts on behalf of culture, knowledge and new ideas.

Previous recipients include Harry Belafonte, Elie Wiesel, Steve Martin and Oprah Winfrey.

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