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There were no women or minorities among the Hall of Fame inductees announced Wednesday by the Television Academy. They number among the TV icons behind the scenes and on the screens who continue to be snubbed. -Insertgroups:5- The roster of honorees is a good one, albeit a group of six white men: actor/producer Ron Howard, sportscaster Al Michaels, executive Leslie Moonves, journalist Bob Schieffer, producer/writer Dick Wolf, and inventor Philo Farnsworth. They are the 22nd class in a tradition dating back to 1984 when Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, Paddy Chayefsky, Norman Lear, Edward R. Murrow, William S. Paley, and David Sarnoff were enshrined. There are a dozen people who are overdue for recognition and should be considered top priority by the next Hall of Fame committee. Some of them have been chosen for their iconic characters, some for their prolific careers, and some for their impact on the medium. »

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