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April 26, 2007
Dennis Wharton
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Statement From David K. Rehr on the Passing of Jack Valenti

WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was issued by NAB President and CEO David K. Rehr this evening upon learning of Motion Picture Association of America former President Jack Valenti's death.

"Working with Jack Valenti in the last year and a half has been one of the highlights of my 25 years in Washington. Jack's unparalleled advocacy for the motion picture industry was matched only by his innate decency as a person. Broadcasters have lost a First Amendment freedom fighter, and America has lost the most gifted public speaker of his generation. We mourn the passing of this great man."

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