HBO Miniseries President Kary Antholis ’84 Receives National Public Service Award (National Herald)

Kary Antholis '84 at 2011 Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon in Thorne Hall.

 

Kary Antholis ’84, president of HBO Miniseries and the man behind the acclaimed World War II miniseries The Pacific and the earlier John Adams, was one of five Greek Americans honored by the American Hellenic Institute with the advocacy group’s National Public Service Award.

Upon accepting his award at the March 10 dinner in Washington, D.C., Antholis told the gathering of more than 30o, “As we sit here wearing our tuxedos and beautiful dresses, eating good food, as the people of Greece face intensifying hardship, we are reminded that during previous Greek calamities, many of our ancestors made their great voyage. They started with nothing,” notes The National Herald. The Greek-American weekly adds that Antholis concluded by saying that, for him, being Greek-American means standing in his fustanella, “with an American flag in one hand and a Greek flag in the other, and seeing the pride and the love and the hope in my mother’s eyes.”

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