Michael Fairman of On Air Soaps broke the story yesterday about Irizarry's big plans for Nixon. The actor has launched a campaign to encourage fans and colleagues to nominate Nixon for a Kennedy Center Honors award. What are the Kennedy Center Honors? According to the organization's webpage:
The annual event recognizes recipients for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts in dance, music, theater, opera, motion pictures and television. Keeping with tradition, the roster of performers and presenters remained secret prior to the gala and a short biographical film was featured during each honoree's tribute.
Irizarry certainly believes Nixon is worthy of such an honor, which is handed out by the President, and he's urged his followers to consider Nixon's legendary body of work and take the time to suggest her as a recipient. Here is the appeal he published on his Facebook page:
"Please read, everyone, regarding Agnes Nixon! Someone sent me this link this morning on Twitter to submit a recommendation for the next Kennedy Center Honors, awarded by the President each year to those who have committed their lives in excellence for the arts. Last year's honorees were Dustin Hoffman, Led Zeppelin, David Letterman, Buddy Guy, and Natalia Makarova. I've already submitted my choice for AGNES NIXON, truly one of the great storytellers of our time, and pioneer of broadcasting in television, who has recently transitioned successfully, once again as a pioneer, from TV to New Media with the new incarnations of both "All My Children" & "One Life to Live" for the internet. Join me in supporting our great national treasure, Agnes Nixon, by submitting your own recommendation for her to receive this illustrious honor. This could be our collective thank you to Ms. Nixon for all the years of joy she has brought to countless millions of us; throughout the many generations. Very few could possibly deserve it more... Go to: Kennedy Center Honors to nominate."
Are you willing to help Irizarry with his plan?