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July 17, 2008

New York Times Columnist David Pogue to Keynote NAB Radio Show

Washington, DC -- David Pogue, New York Times columnist and Emmy-winning technology correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, will deliver the keynote address on Wednesday, September 17 during The NAB Radio Show in Austin.

Drawing on his expertise in computer technology, as well as his experience as a Broadway musical conductor, arranger and keyboard player, Pogue will offer attendees a unique perspective on the opportunities that today's evolving technology brings to the future of radio. Pogue's keynote address will be followed by remarks by NAB President and CEO David K. Rehr.

David Pogue
David Pogue

Pogue is currently the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times, and the author of their most popular blog, "Pogue's Posts." In addition to his New York Times "State of the Art" column, Pogue is a frequent guest on NPR's Morning Edition, and a technology correspondent on CBS News Sunday Morning, where his Google segment won the Business Emmy in 2004.

With over 3 million books in print, Pogue is considered one of the world's best-selling how-to authors. Macs for Dummies, one of seven books Pogue wrote or co-wrote in the "for Dummies" series, was the number one best-selling Macintosh book from 1992-1999, while PalmPilot: The Ultimate Guide has remained the number one best-selling Palm book since its release in 1998. In 1999, Pogue went on to launch a collection of humorous, informative booklets written for computer products that lack instruction manuals. Named the Missing Manuel series, these books now include over 60 titles covering a variety of computer systems and applications.

Also a noted musician, Pogue began composing and conducting music in high school before graduating summa cum laude with Distinction in Music at Yale University. Following graduation, Pogue worked as a conductor, synthesizer programmer, and arranger on Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, ultimately using his unique combination of musical knowledge and computer science skills to provide computer lessons to composers and Hollywood celebrities.

About the NAB Radio Show
The NAB Radio Show is the largest annual convention for radio. This year's show, Sep. 17- 19 in Austin, delivers a one-of-a-kind networking opportunity for station professionals representing all format and market sizes and is co-located with the R&R Convention. More information about The NAB Radio Show is available at

Online registration is now available for news media reporters interested in covering the NAB Show. Click here for additional information.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. As the voice of more than 8,300 radio and television stations, NAB advances their interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at


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