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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2011
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Statement from NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith On NCTA President, CEO Appointment

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Following the announcement that Michael Powell, former FCC Chairman, will serve as the new National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) president and CEO, NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith released the following statement:

"NAB salutes the NCTA for its outstanding choice of former FCC Chairman Michael Powell as its new president and CEO. I got to know Michael well during my tenure on the Senate Commerce Committee, and always found him to be thoughtful, engaging and a tremendous public servant. Though NAB and NCTA do not always agree on every issue, we look forward to working with Michael in the months ahead on public policy issues where we might find mutual agreement."

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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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