'Daily's' Stewart Hosts Cable Positive Dinner

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Comedian Jon Stewart will host this year's Cable Positive benefit dinner in New York.

The host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
will emcee "Absolutely Positively: An Evening to Benefit Cable Positive" on April 25 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel here.

Cable Positive, the cable and telecommunications industry's national non-profit AIDS action organization, will honor William McGorry, senior vice president of the Cahners Television and Telecom Group (which includes Multichannel News), with the 2002 Joel A. Berger Award for outstanding contribution in the fight against AIDS. New-wave rockers B52's are scheduled to perform.

Lifetime Entertainment Services president and CEO Carole Black, Time Warner Cable chairman and CEO Glenn Britt and Comedy Central president and CEO Larry Divney will serve as dinner co-chairs.

Founded in February 1992, Cable Positive is dedicated to unifying the talents, resources, access and influence of the communications industry to raise awareness, fund education and research and promote a more compassionate climate for people whose lives have been affected by HIV and AIDS.

Since that time, Cable Positive has worked with the cable industry to provide more than $2 million annually to AIDS service organizations across the country for outreach and education through direct grants and the Tony Cox Fund for local HIV/AIDS programming. The organization has also provided more than $1 million for HIV and AIDS research and clinical care. For more information about Cable Positive call 212.459.1502 or log on to www.cablepositive.org.