[04/04/06 - 12:00 AM]
Lee Iacocca to Receive the Icon Award at Spike TV's Autorox

[via press release from Spike TV]

Lee Iacocca to Receive The Icon Award at Spike TV's AutoRox

Acclaimed Actor Kiefer Sutherland to Present The Award

NEW YORK, April 4 -- Former Chrysler Chairman and CEO Lee Iacocca will receive the Icon Award at the second annual AutoRox on Spike TV airing Tuesday, April 18 (10:00-11:30pm ET/PT). The award honors a living individual whose remarkable contribution in the automotive arena has become legendary the world over. Some of the world's greatest luminaries of automotive design, business, motorsports and media were considered for this prestigious award. Legendary car designer, race car driver, and World War II hero Carroll Shelby won the inaugural award last year.

Kiefer Sutherland of Fox's mega-hit series, 24, will present the award to Iacocca in person at the show's taping on Friday, April 7 at the Fremont Experience in downtown Las Vegas.

"I spent forty-eight years of my life in the auto industry, and it is an honor to be recognized and appreciated by Spike TV's young generation of car enthusiasts," said Lee Iacocca.

Prior to joining Chrysler, Lee Iacocca spent thirty-two years with the Ford Motor Company where he served as President and COO for eight years. He is renowned as the father of the Mustang and he contributed to the design of Ford's Pinto, Cougar, Marquis, and Mark III. He joined Chrysler in 1978 and engineered the company's miraculous turnaround from near bankruptcy. As Chrysler's Chairman, he produced the first American-made front-wheel-drive car, and the first minivan, the T115. He revived the convertible with the Le Baron, and produced the award-winning Dodge and Chrysler K-Cars. In 1984, he founded the Iacocca Foundation to fund research for the cure of diabetes, the disease that claimed the life of his wife, Mary, at age fifty-seven.

Acclaimed actor and musician, Ice Cube, will host and perform at Spike TV's second annual AutoRox. The star-studded homage to cars will feature categories including Best Luxury Car, Hottest Exotic, Convertible, Sports Car, SUV's, and others. Dave Broome ("Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope," "The Biggest Loser," "The Radio Music Awards") and Casey Patterson, Senior Vice President of Event Production and Talent, Development, Spike TV, are Executive Producers for AutoRox. Allen Newman serves as Executive in Charge of Production and Ryan Polito is Director.


Spike TV, the first network for men, is available in 90 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc.

Web Site: http://www.spiketv.com

  [april 2006]  


[10/23/16 - 10:03 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, College Football Top Viewers, Demos
The Alphabet wins said evening for the fourth consecutive week.

[10/23/16 - 09:43 AM]
"SNL" Hits Season Highs, Best October Overnights in 8 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, October 22.

[10/23/16 - 07:06 AM]
Live + 3 Ratings: ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D." Is the Season's First Broadcast Series to Post Triple-Digit Growth in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 18.

[10/22/16 - 09:09 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Night in Viewers, Demos
The Eye's trio of dramas lead the evening in both categories.

[10/22/16 - 09:05 AM]
"Dateline" Matches Its Season High in 18-49, New Season High in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, October 21.

[10/22/16 - 08:42 AM]
ABC Earns Most Watched Friday This Season - "Shark Tank" Is the #1 Show in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, October 21.

[10/21/16 - 02:02 PM]
NLCS Game 5 Is Second Most-Watched Telecast in FS1 History
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Thursday, October 20.

[10/21/16 - 12:08 PM]
Freeform Brings Fan Favorite "Stitchers" and New Original Sci-Fi Series "Beyond" to Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con on October 29 and 30
"Stitchers" co-stars Ritesh Rajan, Damon Dayoub and Sarah Davenport are among those scheduled to appear.

[10/21/16 - 10:05 AM]
Freeform's Annual "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" Starts on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24
Said offerings include the premiere "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," "Boxtrolls," and the network premiere of the fourth installment of the hit "Cinderella Story" franchise, "A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits."

[10/21/16 - 10:04 AM]
Freeform's Funday Programming Event Begins November 12 and Continues Through November 13
Highlights include the network premieres of "Planes: Fire & Rescue," "How to Train Your Dragon" and "Shrek Forever After."

[10/21/16 - 10:03 AM]
"Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour" to Premiere on Showtime(R) on December 9 at 9 PM ET/PT
The film is co-directed by Danny B. Tull and Nathan Rissman, both of whom have worked extensively with Madonna on her feature films and tour movies.

[10/21/16 - 09:55 AM]
David Blaine Is Back With an Extraordinary Special, "David Blaine: Beyond Magic," Airing Tuesday, November 15, on ABC
Following his critically acclaimed ratings smash "David Blaine: Real or Magic," Blaine returns with his most revealing performance yet.

[10/21/16 - 09:35 AM]
Video: Netflix's "Haters Back Off!" Star Miranda Sings Shares Some of Her Favorite Things
Based on the character created by Colleen Ballinger, "Haters Back Off!" delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings.

[10/21/16 - 09:31 AM]
Video: Netflix Unveils The Ivory Game Trailer and Poster
From executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio, The Ivory Game is an epic documentary feature that goes undercover into the dark and sinister underbelly of ivory trafficking.

[10/21/16 - 09:29 AM]
Premiere Date Change - A&E Network Will Now Air Original Docu-Series "The Killing Season" on November 12
The newcomer will now roll out with back-to-back episodes one week later than previously announced.