CABLE'S WAR COVERAGE TOPIC OF SPECIAL GENERAL SESSION
AT THE NATIONAL SHOW

TUESDAY BREAKFAST SESSION TO FEATURE
TORIE CLARKE AND EMBEDDED JOURNALISTS

FCC CHAIRMAN POWELL TO KEYNOTE ON TUESDAY


Washington, D.C. – Victoria “Torie” Clarke, Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense, and former Vice President, Public Affairs & Strategic Counsel of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), is scheduled to join several “embedded” journalists in an additional General Session just slated for The National Show, NCTA’s 52nd Annual Convention & International Exposition, June 8-11 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

The breakfast panel, scheduled for Tuesday, June 10 at 7:30 a.m. CDT, will be open to all attendees and media. Joining Secretary Clarke on the panel will be “embedded” television news correspondents Martin Savidge and Mike Boettcher, CNN; Rick Leventhal, FOX News Channel; and a reporter from MSNBC, still to be named. C-SPAN host Susan Swain will moderate the discussion.

Clarke is credited with devising and overseeing the innovative program of embedding journalists with U.S. military forces during the recent Iraq War. This early-morning session originally was planned as a small event for public policy attendees but has been expanded into a General Session in response to popular demand from NCTA members and National Show attendees.

FCC Chairman Powell to Keynote Tuesday General Session;
CNBC’s Faber to Moderate


In the regularly scheduled Tuesday General Session at 9:00 a.m., FCC Chairman Michael Powell will provide a keynote address. He will be introduced by NCTA’s Chairman of the Board, Michael Willner, Vice Chairman and CEO of Insight Communications.

Following Chairman Powell’s remarks, CNBC Wall Street Correspondent David Faber will moderate a discussion among a distinguished panel of cable network CEOs. Faber is one of the hosts of CNBC's signature program, Squawk Box. He also is frequently seen on the Today show and NBC Nightly News.

As reported previously, the panel, Through a Lens Brightly: The Changing Picture of Cable Programming, will feature Matthew Blank, Chairman & CEO, Showtime Networks Inc.; George Bodenheimer, President, ESPN, Inc. & President, ABC Sports; Mark Cuban, Co-Founder & President, HDNet; John Hendricks, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Discovery Communications; and Joshua Sapan, President & CEO, Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc.

Additional, up-to-the-minute information for The National Show, including convention schedule and registration materials, is available via the official Web site, www.thenationalshow.com; or from the NCTA’s Department of Industry Affairs (202/775-3669).

NCTA is the principal trade association of the cable television industry in the United States. NCTA represents cable operators serving more than 90 percent of the nation's cable television households and more than 200 cable program networks, as well as equipment suppliers and providers of other services to the cable industry.

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