The Cable Center said former MSO executive Gustave M. Hauser has given
another $500,000 to support its Oral and Video History.
The Hauser Foundation donated $500,000 in 1998, so the latest gift raises
Hauser's commitment to $1 million.
The center's Hauser Foundation Oral and Video History Project records audio
and video histories of the leading individuals of the cable and
To date, it has completed more than 90 histories. Programming mogul Ted
Turner is scheduled to record his oral history at a luncheon Nov. 28 during the
upcoming Western Show in Anaheim, Calif.
Future plans include transferring the collection to digital media to provide
improved access to the recordings. The digital files will be available for
research and educational programs at the center and on the Internet (at
'We are grateful to Mr. Hauser for his vision and foresight for funding what
is becoming an invaluable resource for the study of American entrepreneurship,''
said Beverly O'Brien, chief development officer at The Cable Center. 'This gift
makes it possible for people throughout the world to enhance their knowledge of
the power and impact of the cable industry and those who lead the
Hauser, a cable pioneer, was chairman and CEO of Warner and Warner Amex Cable
Communications from 1973 through 1983. In 1983, he founded Hauser
Communications, which built and operated large metropolitan-area cable-system
His wife, Rita Hauser, is an international lawyer and president of the Hauser