There's a loaded statement. But no, there was no red carpet stroll - just a certificate in the mail for work he did back in the mid 90s to support testing ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) standards for HDTV. He had no idea it was coming until they contacted him right beforehand. Evidently it was part of the publicity push when HDTV was supposed to be released this past February.
But still, that's pretty cool. Congratulations, Chuck.