Maybe not much, and maybe they don’t even know each other, but Tina Brown and Assemblyman Joel Miller are being honored next month in Hyde Park.
Brown, the editor of Newsweek, and Miller, the retiring Republican assemblymen from Poughkeepsie, are receiving the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medal Awards on Oct. 14 at the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site.
The award will “recognize and honor individuals who make a significant contribution to society in the arts, education, citizenship, philanthropy, community services, and other humanitarian concerns that reflect Mrs. Roosevelt’s ideals.”
Brown is the founder of Women in the World Foundation, while Miller is an outspoken fiscal conservative but social moderate who was one of the first Republicans to back same-sex marriage in 2007. The invitation said Miller is an “independent thinker, conservative and social liberal; outspoken advocate for marriage equality & women’s right to choose, and affordable health care; champion of compromise.”
Others being honored include Warren Buffett’s son, Peter, and Peter’s wife, Jennifer, for their philanthropic work; Sheila Johnson, founder of Salamander Hotels; and Muriel “Mickie” Siebert, founder of the brokerage Muriel Siebert & Co, Inc.