Brian Lamb

National Humanities Medal


Brian Lamb is the man who brought television to the House of Representatives and then to a wider world. Lamb talked about this with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole before the National Humanities Medals were awarded. For their conversation, read "Changing the Channel: A Conversation with Brian Lamb."

About the National Humanities Medal

The National Humanities Medal, inaugurated in 1997, honors individuals or groups whose work has deepened the nation's understanding of the humanities and broadened our citizens' engagement with history, literature, languages, philosophy, and other humanities subjects. Up to 12 medals can be awarded each year.