The National Cable & Telecommunications Association announced Thursday
that AOL Time Warner Inc. CEO Gerald Levin will join Cable News Network host
Larry King for an in-depth conversation about the future of cable at the closing
general session at Cable 2001, the NCTA's Annual Convention and International
Exposition in Chicago.
Levin will close out the show Wednesday, June 13.
'AOL Time Warner is a programming leader and is also the nation's
second-largest cable-system operator. I can think of no one better than Jerry
Levin to have the final word at the National Show,' NCTA president and CEO
Robert Sachs said in a prepared statement.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) will cut the ribbon officially opening
the Cable 2001 exhibition floor Monday, June 11, at 11 a.m., followed
immediately by a press availability and tour of the floor. Hastert will be
followed by the new Senate Majority Leader, Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), who will
address invited guests at the NCTA's Public Policy Luncheon. On Tuesday morning,
Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell will address
convention delegates in a keynote address.
Other Cable 2001 highlights include:
Opening Plenary - Sunday, June 10
Moderator: Char Beales, president and CEO, Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing
Speakers: George Bodenheimer, president, ESPN
Steve Burke, president, Comcast Cable Communications Inc.
Patrick Esser, executive vice president, operations, Cox Communications Inc.
Richard Green, president and CEO, Cable Television Laboratories Inc.
Kim Kelly, executive VP, chief financial officer and chief operating officer, Insight Communications Co. Inc.
Opening General - Monday, June 11
Welcome: Jerry Kent, president and CEO, Charter Communications Inc.
State of the Industry: Robert Sachs, president and CEO, NCTA
Moderator: Sue Herera, anchor, Business Center, CNBC
Speakers: C. Michael Armstrong, chairman and CEO, AT&T Corp.
Mel Karmazin, president and COO, Viacom Inc.
Jerry Kent, president and CEO, Charter Communications Inc.
Brian Roberts, president, Comcast Corp.
General Session - Tuesday, June 12
Introduction: Joseph Collins, chairman and CEO, Time Warner Cable
Keynote: Michael Powell, chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Moderator: Jeff Greenfield, senior analyst, Cable News Network
Speakers: Carole Black, president and CEO, Lifetime Entertainment Services
Nickolas Davatzes, president and CEO, A&E Television Networks
Jon DeVaan, senior VP, Microsoft TV division, Microsoft Corp.
Dan Somers, president and CEO, AT&T Broadband
Maggie Wilderotter, president and CEO, Wink Communications Inc.
Michael Willner, president, Insight
Closing General Session - Wednesday, June 13
Host: Larry King, CNN
Guest: Gerald Levin, CEO, AOL Time Warner