2002 Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree

Department of Communications, SBM, 1960

President of the NAB Educational Foundation and Former Senior Vice President – Television NAB

Charles Sherman recently made the transition from senior vice president, National Association of Broadcasters Television Department to president of the NAB Education Foundation. After Temple, Sherman earned a Ph.D. at Wayne State and went on to lead two major Radio and Television Departments at Wisconsin and Indiana. He next joined Forward Communications where he managed television stations for most of the decade of the 80’s, building a reputation for excellence in community service and earning the recognition of his peers with elections to the ABC and CBS Affiliate Boards. When Forward was sold in 1988, he joined NAB to head its television department where he played a key role in training stations about the benefits of the 1992 Cable Act, especially in achieving retransmission consent and must carry. He went on to take the lead position on digital television explaining to stations the benefits of DTV and urging them to make the transition as quickly and smoothly as possible. Under his leadership, the NABEF emphasizes programs to recognize the public service contributions of broadcasters and to seek out the most promising individuals for careers in broadcasting with a focus on diversity.