Ex-TWCer Braun Dies at 58


DENVER — Paul Braun, vice
president of programming
and public affairs at Time Warner
Cable’s National division
in Denver, died after several
months of illness on March 15.
He was 58.

He will be remembered for
his many contributions to the
company, the cable industry
and the community, particularly
his involvement with the
Denver Chapter of Cable Positive,
an organization that marshaled
cable’s resources in the
fight against AIDS.

Through Cable Positive,
Braun spearheaded an effort
to produce a signature event
to raise money for local AIDSrelated
charities in 1999. Eleven
years later, the event — an
irreverent musical revue that
poked fun at the cable industry
— had raised more than $1 million
for HIV/AIDS-related charities,
including the Volunteers
of America Rainbow House
and the Mi Casa Resource
Center for Women. Braun was
awarded the prestigious national
Brad Wojcoski Award for
Community Leadership from
Cable Positive in 2001.

Throughout his more than
30 years in the cable industry,
Braun was extremely active in
the programming realm. He
co-founded the Front Range
Chapter of the National Federation
of Local Community
Programmers (NFLCP), now the
Alliance for Community Media.
He also served as a board
and/or committee member for
the National Academy of Cable
Programming Executives, the
CableACE Awards and the Association
of Cable Communicators.
He was chosen for membership
in the Cable Pioneers
in 2008.

Braun was raised in Muhlenberg
Township, Pa., and graduated
from Pennsylvania State
University in 1973. He earned his
master’s degree in telecommunications
from Bowling Green
State University in 1977 and
completed his MBA from the
University of Denver in 1982.

Braun moved to Denver in
1978 and leaves behind his
wife, Susan, and three daughters,
Emma, Abby and Molly.

“Paul also leaves many
friends and colleagues who will
greatly miss his creative flair
and unbridled enthusiasm,”
said Tom Feige, TWC regional
vice president of operations,