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Shatner, Brokaw to join TV Hall of Fame

Also being inducted: Regis Philbin, James Burrows and Leonard Goldberg
/ Source: The Associated Press

William Shatner, Tom Brokaw and Regis Philbin are joining the Academy of Television Art & Sciences Hall of Fame.

Director James Burrows (“Will & Grace,” “Cheers”) and former network executive and producer Leonard Goldberg (“Brian’s Song,” “Hart to Hart”) also are among those who will be honored, academy Chairman Dick Askin announced.

This year’s inductees have helped shape the television industry and serve as an inspiration for others, Askin said in a statement Monday.

Shatner starred in “Star Trek” and is an Emmy-winner for his role in ABC’s “Boston Legal.” Brokaw, who retired as NBC anchor in 2004, continues to work on documentaries. Philbin co-hosts “Live With Regis and Kelly” and will host the new NBC series “America’s Got Talent.”

The induction ceremony has yet to be scheduled.

More than 100 people are in the Hall of Fame, founded in 1984, including Lucille Ball, Johnny Carson and Walter Cronkite. The TV academy administers the annual Primetime Emmy Awards.