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NCTA ANNOUNCES VANGUARD AWARD WINNERS

Recipients of this year’s Vanguard Awards, the cable industry’s highest honors, were announced today by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA). The awards will be presented on Wednesday, June 13 at a special ceremony and luncheon during Cable 2001.
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PEGGY O'BRIEN APPOINTED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CABLE IN THE CLASSROOM

Peggy O’Brien, Ph.D., has been named the new Executive Director of Cable in the Classroom (CIC), Judith McHale, CIC Chairman and President and COO of Discovery Communications, Inc., announced today.
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CABLE 2001 PRESS LUNCHEON/CONFERENCE CALL WITH JERRY KENT, PRESIDENT & CEO, CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS TODAY

Press luncheon/conference call with Charter Communications President & CEO Jerry Kent, who -- in his role as NCTA Convention Chair -- will discuss Cable 2001 and this year's theme "We're Making Broadband Happen."
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NEW FEATURES TO ENHANCE CABLE 2001 EXPERIENCE

The National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) plans to introduce new features to benefit delegates and the media alike at Cable 2001. These elements include free Internet access in the full-service “Cable Courtyard,” and fully-furnished corporate meeting rooms.
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NCTA CHANGES ITS NAME TO NATIONAL CABLE & TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION; Revamped Web Site Launched

NCTA’s name-change -- from the National Cable Television Association to the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – will become effective Tuesday, May 1, 2001. NCTA also will re-launch its web site (www.ncta.com) May 1.
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CINNAMON ROGERS AND CLIFF RICCIO JOIN NCTA'S GOVERNMENT RELATIONS DEPARTMENT

NCTA today announced the addition of two new professional staff members to its Government Relations department. Cinnamon Rogers will join the association as Legislative Counsel, and Cliff Riccio will serve as Manager of Government Relations.
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CABLE 2001: (NEW DATE) PRESS LUNCHEON/CONFERENCE CALL WITH CONVENTION CHAIR JERRY KENT

The Cable 2001 press briefing, originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 25, has been postponed due to a House Committee hearing that day. Revised details follow.
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"Turn Off Or Take Charge of Your TV?" Asks NCTA President & CEO Robert Sachs

A healthy and balanced diet of television and Internet content can be a positive, educational force in children's lives, yet media consumption should be measured with tools such as those provided by the cable industry, NCTA President & CEO Robert Sachs today told the Cable Television Public Affairs Association's Forum 2001.
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MATT BLANK, CHAIRMAN AND CEO, SHOWTIME NETWORKS, TO SPEAK AT WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN CABLE CLUB (WMCC) LUNCHEON, TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2001

The following are details for the upcoming WMCC Luncheon - AT WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN CABLE CLUB (WMCC), TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2001
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FIRST AMENDMENT SUGGESTS MARKET APPROACH TO DIGITAL CARRIAGE, NCTA PRESIDENT & CEO ROBERT SACHS TELLS MEDIA INSTITUTE

The special status broadcasters have held in First Amendment policy debates is disappearing due to fundamental shifts in the electronic media landscape, NCTA President & CEO Robert Sachs told a Media Institute gathering.
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