CTPAA Forum to Open with Big Guns


The opening general session of the Cable Television Public Affairs Association’s Forum 2005 will boast some cable firepower.

The session Monday, May 2, will feature George Bodenheimer, president of ESPN and ABC Sports; Patrick Esser, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Cox Communications Inc.; Debra Lee, president and COO of Black Entertainment Television; Henry Schleiff, chairman and CEO at Court TV; and Michael Willner, CEO of Insight Communications Co. Inc. The session will be moderated by C-SPAN co-COO and executive VP Susan Swain.

The group will discuss topics including cable's expanding opportunities, competition, policy and the critical role of public affairs.

Forum 2005 will be held May 1-4 at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C.