|That's correct, Heppard: Valliant, himself, did not win a CINDY. The two CINDYs were awarded in the "Video Production" category, totally unrelated to any merit as broadcast meterial, or TV journalism, or the like. The two videos, both of which won a Bronze (no gold or silver was awarded in that category), named Mr. Valliant as interviewer, Leonard Peikoff as interviewee, and the production company responsible for the creation of the tape. There is no indication as to who submitted the entry or who paid the entrance fee. However, the rules are that everything judged is a paid entry in a specified category.|
So, I did not say that no CINDYs were won.
Now, even though I shouldn't dignify your other class-clownish questions, I will say this: In the Spring and Summer of 1969, Miss Rand gave a writing course to a small group of her long-time associates, plus a few new ones, in the living room of her apartment on East 34th in Manhattan. That is where I met her, formally, for the first time. Leonard Peikoff, to whom I no longer speak (and haven't for more than 20 years) got me into that course.
I suspect Brant knows exactly what I mean by "it would be obvious [to those who knew Ayn Rand] that Mr. Valliant never met her, nor saw her in person answering questions during a Q&A session. And it's to Brant I wish to direct my next post.
BTW, I never use any name other than my own, not even on the web.