CBS' John Nogawski Honored at Teddy Bear Ball


Hollywood award ceremonies often showcase the glitz and glamour of big time celebrities, but every now and then, the biz throws a big-time gathering to honor the heroes off-camera who make a big difference in the lives of those less fortunate.

The Entertainment Tonightfamily came together Monday night to honor CBS Television Distribution President John Nogawski for his outstanding commitment to children with special needs, and present him with the 2011 Help Humanitarian Award.

ET co-host Nancy O'Dell emceed the annual Teddy Bear Ball, organized in great part by our executive producer, Linda Bell Blue and husband Steven Blue.

The event was chaired by CBS President Leslie Moonves, The Talk host Julie Chen along with Lissa and Ken Solomon.

Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson was also on hand to provide musical accompaniment for the bash.

The Help Group is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive nonprofit of its kind in the United States serving children with special needs related to autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental delays, abuse and emotional problems. To find out how you can help, visit