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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 10, 2010
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NAB Statement on the Death of Senator Ted Stevens

WASHINGTON -- NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith issued a statement today mourning the death of Senator Ted Stevens. Smith served with Stevens during his tenure as a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, chaired by Sen. Stevens from 2005-2007. Prior to representing Alaskans in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Stevens was a young lawyer in Anchorage, served as an attorney for the Alaska Broadcasters Association, and drafted the ABA's Articles of Incorporation in 1964.

"Senator Stevens was a towering figure in the U.S. Senate and shepherded some of the most important communications legislation through Congress during his tenure on the Senate Commerce Committee," said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. "Broadcasters have lost a friend, but America has lost a war hero and a legislative giant. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and fellow Alaskans."

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The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television 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 www.nab.org.

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