WASHINGTON, DC – Special appearances by television personalities, professional athletes and cable newscasters and talk show hosts will be featured on the exhibition floor at The Cable Show 2012, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s (NCTA) 61st Annual Convention and International Exposition.  The Cable Show takes place May 21-23, 2012, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Additional appearances will be announced at the show.  Confirmed celebrity appearances include the following:

Monday, May 21

11:00am – 1:00pm
RICHARD THOMAS
Legendary television star of The Waltons
INSP Booth 1533
(also appearing 3:00 – 5:00pm)

11:30am – 12:30pm
RICH STILLMAN and JOE SINGLETON, bluegrass musicians joined by BlueHighway’s CEO Stan Hitchcock and SVP Ronnie Reno
BlueHighways TV
Booth 1414
(also appearing at 1:30 – 2:30pm and 3:00 – 4:00pm)

11:30am – 12:30pm
UT HOOK ‘EM MASCOT
Longhorn Network
Disney and ESPN Media Networks
Booth 443

11:45am – 12:15pm
GERRI WILLIS
Host of The Willis Report on Fox Business
FOX
Booth 749

12:30 – 2:00pm
HEISMAN TROPHY APPEARANCE
Disney and ESPN Media Networks
Booth 443

1:00 – 3:00pm
STAN ELLSWORTH
Former NFL player and host/creator of BYUtv’s new American history program American Ride
BYUtv
Booth 1815

2:00 – 2:30pm
BILL O’REILLY
Host of The O’Reilly Factor, FOX News Channel
FOX
Booth 749

2:00 – 3:30pm
FIFA WORLD CUP APPEARANCE
Disney and ESPN Media Networks
Booth 443

3:00pm
STEVEN STRAIT and ELENA SATINE
Stars of Magic City
Starz Entertainment
Booth 1433

2:30 – 3:00pm
FRANK NOBILO
Analyst, Golf Central, Golf Channel
NBCU
Booth 449

3:00 – 4:30pm
MARIE OSMOND and KELLIE MARTIN
Osmond will host a new daily talk show on Hallmark Channel this fall; Martin stars in the upcoming Hallmark Movie Channel’s “I Married Who?”
Crown Media Family Networks
Booth 1123

3:30 – 4:00pm
Super WHY
Sprout
NBCU
Booth 449

3:30 – 5:00
LARRY O’BRIEN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY APPEARANCE
Disney and ESPN Media Networks
Booth 443

4:00 – 4:30pm
THE MIZ
WWE on USA Network
NBCU
Booth 449

All Exhibit Hours

SOMOS TV
SEMILLITA
Booth 1375

Tuesday, May 22

11:00am – 12:00pm
UGA HAIRY DAWG MASCOT
ESPN3D
Disney and ESPN Media Networks
Booth 443

11:30am – 12:00pm
MEGYN KELLY
Host of America Live on FOX News Channel
FOX
Booth 749

11:15 – 11:45am
CHRIS MATTHEWS
Host of Hardball with Chris Matthews on MSNBC
NBCU
Booth 449

11:45am – 12:15pm
RACHEL MADDOW
Host of The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC
NBCU
Booth 449

12:00 – 1:00pm
TERRY FRANCONA (MLB)
ESPN MLB Analyst, Sunday Night Baseball, Baseball Tonight
Disney and ESPN Media Networks
Booth 443

1:00 – 2:00pm
NOMAR GARCIAPARRA (MLB)
ESPN MLB Analyst, Wednesday Night Baseball, Baseball Tonight
Disney and ESPN Media Networks
Booth 443

1:00 – 2:00pm
TIM ROWELL and CATHY MASON, “old time” musicians
Joined by BlueHighway’s CEO Stan Hitchcock and SVP Ronnie Reno
BlueHighways TV
Booth 1414
(also appearing at 3:00 – 4:00pm)

1:00 – 3:00pm
JAKE & FINN
Characters from Adventure Time on Cartoon Network
Turner Broadcasting
Booth 767

1:30 – 2:00pm
LIZ CLAMAN
Host of Countdown to the Closing Bell on FOX Business
FOX
Booth 749

2:00 – 3:30pm
BCS CHAMPIONSHIP TROPY APPEARANCE
Disney and ESPN Media Networks
Booth 443

2:00 – 5:00pm
JULIAN BEEVER, Pavement Artist
From Halogen TV’s “Concrete Canvass”
Halogen TV
Booth 1533

2:00pm
NICK TARABAY and CRAIG PARKER
Stars of Spartacus: Vengeance
Starz Entertainment
Booth 1433

2:00 – 2:30pm
JEANNIE MAI
Host of How Do I Look? on Style
NBCU
Booth 449

2:00 – 4:00pm
LAVELL EDWARDS and TREVOR MATICH
Former BYU football coach and College Football Hall of Fame member LaVell Edwards, and former BYU and NFL player Trevor Matich – both from BYU’s 1984 national championship team.
BYUtv
Booth 1815

2:30 – 3:00pm
MELISSA GORGA, CAROLINE MANZO and KATHY WAKILE
Stars of The Real Housewives of New Jersey on Bravo
NBCU
Booth 449

3:15 –3:45pm
BRUCE JENNER
Keeping Up with the Kardashians on E!
NBCU
Booth 449

3:30-5:00pm
EMMY AWARD APPEARANCE
Disney and ESPN Media Networks
Booth 443

Wednesday, May 23

11:00am – 12:00pm
ESPY AWARD APPEARANCE
Disney and ESPN Media Networks
Booth 443

12:00 – 1:00pm
MEN’S DIVISION I NCAA LACROSSE TROPHY APPEARANCE
Disney and ESPN Media Networks
Booth 443

2:00 – 5:00pm
JULIAN BEEVER, Pavement Artist
From Halogen TV’s “Concrete Canvass”
Halogen TV
Booth 1533

Additional, up-to-the-minute information for The Cable Show 2012 is available at www.thecableshow.com.