Tom Brokaw, Colson Whitehead among new 'Library Lions'

Associated Press

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelists Michael Chabon and Colson Whitehead, former NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and theater director Robert Wilson all have something in common: They have been cited by the New York Public Library as "Library Lions."

The library told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the five honorees would be formally celebrated at a gala on Nov. 6. Library Lions are chosen for their contributions to a better informed and more "thoughtful" society, especially through their efforts on behalf of culture, knowledge and new ideas.

Previous recipients include Harry Belafonte, Elie Wiesel, Steve Martin and Oprah Winfrey.

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