The Cable Show 2012 General Sessions to Showcase Leading Figures in News, Sports, Entertainment and Politics

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<strong>WASHINGTON, D.C.</strong> – The National Cable &amp; Telecommunications Association (NCTA) today announced its full line-up of participants in the three general sessions at <em>The Cable Show 2012</em>, NCTA’s 61st Annual Convention and International Exposition.  <em>The Cable Show</em> takes place May 21-23, 2012, at the Boston Convention &amp; Exhibition Center.</p>
<p>The following speakers will complement dozens of other sessions, programs, special events, and a robust exhibit floor, at <em>The Cable Show 2012.</em></p>
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<u>Monday, May 21 at 10:00 a.m. (EDT)</u>
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<p>Welcome by <strong>Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick</strong> and Show co-chairs:</p>
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<strong>Philip Kent</strong>, Chairman &amp; CEO, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.</li>
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<strong>Neil Smit</strong>, President &amp; CEO, Comcast Cable and Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation</li>
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<p>State of the Industry Address:</p>
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<strong>Michael Powell</strong>, President &amp; CEO, NCTA </li>
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<p>Industry Panel: <em>How innovative companies are positioning themselves to take advantage of an anytime, anywhere, anything-goes media environment.</em> <br />Moderator: <strong>Erin Burnett</strong>, Chief Business and Economics Correspondent and Anchor, “Erin Burnett OutFront,” CNN.<br />Panelists:</p>
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<strong>Tim Armstrong</strong>, Chairman &amp; CEO, AOL</li>
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<strong>Glenn Britt</strong>, Chairman &amp; CEO, Time Warner Cable</li>
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<strong>David Zaslav</strong>, President &amp; CEO, Discovery Communications</li>
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<u>Tuesday, May 22 at 9:30 a.m. (EDT)</u>
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<p>Industry Panel -- <em>Digital Disruption: The </em><em>impact of digital distribution on the future of entertainment, communications and commerce in our daily lives.</em><br />Moderator:<strong>Julia Boorstin</strong>, Media and Entertainment Reporter, CNBC<br />Panelists:</p>
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<strong>Edward Burns</strong>, Film Director, Actor and Writer</li>
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<strong>Reo Caraeff</strong>, President &amp; CEO, VEVO</li>
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<strong>Dan Mead</strong>, President &amp; CEO, Verizon Wireless</li>
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<strong>Neil Smit</strong>, President &amp; CEO, Comcast Cable, and Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation </li>
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<p>One-on-One Conversation:  <strong>Julius Genachowski</strong>,<strong> </strong>Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, will be interviewed by <strong>Michael Powell</strong>, NCTA President &amp; CEO.</p>
<p>Political Panel -- <em>Campaigns in Context:</em> <em>A candid discussion of the U.S. political scene and the forthcoming presidential election in the context of a rapidly changing environment for the delivery of news and the framework for civic dialogue.</em><br />Moderator: <strong>Steve Scully</strong>, Sr. Executive Producer and Political Editor, C-SPAN<br />Panelists:</p>
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<strong>John King</strong>, Chief National Correspondent and Anchor, “John King, USA,” CNN</li>
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<strong>Chris Matthews</strong>, Host, “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” MSNBC</li>
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<strong>Maria Elena Salinas</strong>, Co-Anchor, “Noticiero Univision,” Univision</li>
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<u>Wednesday, May 23 at 9:30 a.m. (EDT)</u>
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<p>One-on-One Conversation:  <strong>Conan O’Brien</strong>, Host of “Conan” on TBS, will be interviewed by <strong>Piers Morgan</strong>, Host of “Piers Morgan Tonight” on CNN.</p>
<p>Sports Panel – <em>Good Sports: The impact of digital media and around-the-clock access on the economics and strategies of the modern-day sports business.</em><br />Moderator: <strong>Darren Rovell</strong>, Sports Business Reporter, CNBC<br />Panelists:</p>
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<strong>David Hill</strong>, Chairman &amp; CEO, Fox Sports Media Group</li>
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<strong>David Levy</strong>, President of Sales, Distribution &amp; Sports, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.</li>
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<strong>John Skipper</strong>,<strong> </strong>President, ESPN, Inc. &amp; Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks, ESPN, Inc.</li>
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<strong>David Stern</strong>, Commissioner, National Basketball Association</li>
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<p>Industry Panel -- <em>Whose Viewer Is It? Viewpoints about competition and collaboration in an environment where plentiful delivery options have blurred traditional business boundaries.</em> <br />Moderator: <strong>Piers Morgan</strong>, Host, “Piers Morgan Tonight,” CNN <br />Panelists:</p>
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<strong>Jeffrey Bewkes</strong>, Chairman &amp; CEO, Time Warner, Inc.</li>
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<strong>Chase Carey</strong>, Deputy Chairman, President &amp; COO, News Corporation</li>
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<strong>Patrick Esser</strong>, President, Cox Communications</li>
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<strong>Ted Sarandos</strong>, Chief Content Officer, Netflix</li>
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<p>Live streaming for all general sessions will be available at <a href="http://www.live.thecableshow.com/">live.thecableshow.com</a>.  </p>
<p>Additional, up-to-the-minute information for <em>The Cable Show 2012 </em>is available at <a href="http://www.thecableshow.com/">www.thecableshow.com</a> or from NCTA's Department of Industry Affairs (202-222-2430).  Exhibition space and sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting NCTA Convention Headquarters at (202) 463-7905 or e-mail <a href="mailto:exhibitinfo@ncta.com">exhibitinfo@ncta.com</a>.</p>
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NCTA announced its full line-up of participants in the three general sessions at The Cable Show 2012.