The Museum of the American Revolution is pleased to present the 2020 Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award to two revolutionary women – Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Anchor of CNN and host of Amanpour & Co. on PBS, and Louise Mirrer, President and CEO of New-York Historical Society. Both honorees will be presented with an award medal and a $25,000 prize at a private event and dinner at the Museum.
Christiane Amanpour is CNN’s Chief International Anchor of the network’s award-winning, flagship Global Affairs Program “Amanpour,” which airs on PBS in the United States. She has earned every major television journalism award, including 11 News and Documentary Emmy Awards and the Courage in Journalism Award. She was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame in 2019 and is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Freedom of the Press and the Safety of Journalists.
Louise Mirrer, Ph.D. is President and Chief Executive Officer of the New-York Historical Society, responsible for all exhibitions, programs, activities, and administrative functions. Under her revolutionary leadership over the last decade and a half, Dr. Mirrer significantly transformed the New-York Historical Society into a vibrant institution that is advancing public awareness of history through its many programs and exhibitions.