Hamilton Dinner
Hamilton Dinner Honors ABC's Roone Arledge '52 Photos by Joe Pineiro

More than 400 people, the most ever, attended the Alexander Hamilton Dinner honoring Roone Arledge '52, seated alongside Diane Sawyer.

Many of the top names in the television industry attended the dinner, which was co-chaired by Mike Nichols and Diane Sawyer. Ted Koppel was the featured speaker on the program, which included a musical number from James Naughton, star of the original cast of the Broadway hit Chicago, and several video tributes chronicling Arledge's career as head of both ABC News and ABC Sports.

Arledge receives the Hamilton Medal form President George Rupp as Alumni Asociation President Philip M. Satow '63 (far left) and Dean Quigley looks on.

Roone Arledge '52, chairman of ABC News and one of the true innovators in both news and sports broadcasting, was honored at a celebrity-studded black tie gala in Low Library on November 18. Arledge was awarded the Alexander Hamilton Medal, the highest honor given by the College to its graduates and faculty.

Broadway star James Naughton noted Arledge's ability to "razzle-dazzle 'em" in a musical tribute.

Barbara Walters shares words with Diane Sawyer and Dean Austin Quigley

Ted Koppel led the audience in a finger-snapping salute to the guest of honor

Walters and Connie Chung were among the broadcast starts in attendance

Arledge is joined by one of his favorite teachers, Professor Emeritus Henry F. Graff.

Koppel's late-night show, Nightline, was an Arledge creation.

CBS anchor Dan Rather was on hand to salute Arledge.