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Beacon Awards® 2000 Winners
Each year ACC sponsors the Beacon Awards competition honoring excellence in public affairs throughout the cable industry. Individuals from MSOs, cable systems, programming networks and state associations are recognized for achievements in the areas of public relations, community outreach, customer service, education and government affairs. Beacon Awards finalists and winners achieve peer, industry and local market recognition for their exemplary work, while setting a standard for their colleagues to emulate.

Golden Beacon Award Winner

The Golden Beacon Award, the association's highest honor for a public affairs initiative that has made an impact within the cable industry while enhancing cable's image nationwide. The 2000 winner was Court TV's "Choices & Consequences" a ongoing multi-dimensional public service initiative aimed at adolescents.

2000 Beacon Award Winners

Media Relations; Full Campaign/Series; Cable System III

Road Runner Media Launch, Time Warner Cable, Kansas City, MO
Contact:
Carol Rothwell
Vice President, Public Affairs
Time Warner Cable
6550 Winchester Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64133
816-358-5360

Media Relations; Full Campaign/Series; Cable System IV

A Human Face, AT& T BIS, Central Division, Denver, CO
Contact:
Matt Fleury
Executive Director, Communications
AT& T BIS, Central Division
4700 S. Syracuse St., Ste. 1100
Denver, CO 80237
303-267-4315

Media Relations; Full Campaign/Special Event; Cable System III


1999 Cablevision Scholarship Program Media Relations Campaign, Cablevision of Connecticut, Norwalk, CT
Contact:
Chris Klimek
Community & Media Relations Manager
Cablevision of Connecticut
28 Cross Street
Norwalk, CT 06851
203-750-5614

Media Relations; Full Campaign/Special Event; Cable System IV

Time Warner Communications 1999 Houston Amnesty Campaign,
Time Warner Communications, Houston, TX
Contact:
Kimberly Maki
Vice President, Public Affairs
Time Warner Communications
8400 West Tidwell
Houston TX 77041
713-895-2607

Media Relations; Full Campaign/Special Event; Cable Network

ESPN 20th Anniversary ESPN, Bristol, CT
Contact:
Rosa Gatti
Senior Vice President, Communications
ESPN
935 Middle St.
Bristol, CT 06010
860-766-2241

Media Relations; Print Materials; MSO

From TCI to AT& T.. AT& T BIS Brand Transition Communication, AT& T BIS, Englewood, CO
Contact:
LaRae Marsik
Vice President of Media Relations
AT& T BIS
9197 S. Peoria St.
Englewood, CO 80112
720-875-5277

Media Relations; Print Materials; Cable Network

Alien Invasion Week 1999, Discovery Networks, International, Bethesda, MD
Contact:
Petra Fioravanti
Vice President, International Communications
Discovery Networks, International
4330 East-West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-771-5900

Government Relations; Full Campaign/Series; Cable System II

City Franchise Transfer, Comcast Cable, Albuquerque, NM
Contact:
Tina Otteni
Director of Public Relations
Comcast Cable
4611 Montbel Place, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-761-6262

Government Relations; Full Campaign/Series; Cable System IV

Comcast NJ Statewide Local Government Communications Intiative, Comcast, Union, NJ
Contact:
Peter Lyden III
Regional Manager of Government Relations
Comcast
800 Rahway Ave.
Union, NJ 07083
908-851-8915

Government Relations; Full Campaign/Series; Cable Network

Caring For Kids: Our Lifetime Commitment, Lifetime Television, New York, NY
Contact:
Lina Duverge
Manager, Media Services
Lifetime Television
309 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10019
212-424-7003

Government Relations; Full Campaign/Special Event; Cable System III

"Don't Get Caught. Get Cable!" Amnesty Campaign, Time Warner Cable, Austin, TX
Contact:
Lidia Graciela-Agraz
Vice President of Public Affairs
Time Warner Cable Austin
12012 North MoPac Expressway
Austin, TX 78758
512-485-6230

Government Relations; Full Campaign/Special Event; State or Regional Association

Forced Access: A National Fight at a Local Level, Florida Cable Telecommunications Association
Contact:
Janice Caluda
Vice President, Operations
FCTA
310 N. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850-681-1990

Government Relations; Local Programming/Series; Cable System I


Crime Watch, AT& T Cable Services, Bellingham, WA
Contact:
Russ Nelson
Studio Operations Manager
AT& T Cable Services
777 W. Hoton Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226
360-647-2085

Government Relations; Local Programming/Series; Cable System II

Read Across Detroit, Comcast Cablevision of Detroit,Detroit, MI
Contact:
Pamela Dover
Community Relations
Comcast Cablevision of Detroit
12775 Lyndon
Detroit, MI 48227
313-934-2600

Government Relations; Local Programming/Series; Cable System IV

Cable Reports from the General Assembly, Cox Communications, Hampton Roads, Norfolk, VA
Contact:
Irvine B. Hill
Cox Communications, Hampton Roads
4585 Village Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23502
757-222-6577

Government Relations; Local Programming/Special Event; Cable System I


20th Anniversary Edition of "Face to Face", Cablevision of New Jersey, Cresskill, NJ
Contact:
Maureen Parenta
Manager of Public Affairs
Cablevision of New Jersey
5 Legion Drive
Cresskill, NJ 07626
201-569-3720

Government Relations; Local Programming/Special Event; Cable System II


State of the City Video, Daniels Cablevision, Carlsbad, CA
Contact:
Phil Urbina
Community & Governmental Relation Manager
Daniels Cablevision
5720 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-438-7741

Government Relations; Local Programming/Special Event; Cable System IV

Vote '99, AT& T Cable Services, Portland, OR
Contact:
Geoffrey S. Knapp
Community Relations Coordinator, Northwest
AT& T Cable Services
3075 N.E. Sandy Boulevard
Portland, OR 97232
503-230-2099

Government Relations; Print Materials; Cable System II

Government Link, Comcast Cablevision of Delmarva, Dover, DE
Contact:
R. Thomas Worley
Director of Government Relations
Comcast Cablevision of Delmarva
5729 West Denneys Road
Dover, DE 19904
302-672-5936

Employee Relations; Full Campaign/Series; Cable System IV

3-2-1 ACTION, MediaOne - Northeast Region
Contact:
Richard D. Jenkinson
Director of Communications and Public Affairs
MediaOne
6 Campanelli Drive
Andover, MA 01810
978-848-5056

Employee Relations; Full Campaign/Series; MSO

COOL Classroom, MediaOne Group, Englewood, CO
Contact:
Jennifer DeLett-Snyder
Program Officer
MediaOne
188 Inverness Drive West
Englewood, CO 80112
303-858-3423

Employee Relations; Full Campaign/Special Event; Cable System II

Customer Service Month: Team 2000, Time Warner Cable, Waco, TX
Contact:
Stacy Schmitt
Manager, Public Relations
Time Warner Cable
215 Factory
Waco, TX 76710
254-776-2996

Employee Relations; Full Campaign/Special Event; Cable System III

"Rush to See the Big Picture" All Employee Meeting, MediaOne, Jacksonville, FL
Gena Jerozal
Manager, Employee Communcations
MediaOne
5934 Richard Street
Jacksonville, FL 32216
904-629-2427

Employee Relations; Print Materials; Cable System II

Interlink, Comcast, Independence, MO
Contact:
Tom Krewson
Manager of Public Affiars & Government Relations
Comcast
4700 Little Blue Parkway
Independence, MO 64055
816-795-2203

Employee Relations; Print Materials; MSO

MediaOne.wire, MediaOne, Englewood, CO
Contact:
Brigette Denning
Manager-Public Relations
MediaOne
188 Inverness Dr. West
Englewood, CO 80112
303-858-3415

Employee Relations; Web Site; MSO

TheOne: MediaOne Group's Intranet, MediaOne Group, Englewood, CO
Contact:
Karen Kessler
Manager, New Media Technologies
MediaOne
188 Inverness Dr.
Englewood, CO 80112
303-858-3407

Education; Full Campaign/Series; Cable System I

Saving the Music in Newark Public Schools, Cablevision of Newark, Newark, NJ
Contact:
Don Viapree
Public Affairs Manager
Cablevision of Newark
360 Central Ave.
Newark, NJ 07103
973-645-6940

Education; Full Campaign/Series; Cable System II

Partnership in Proficiency, Cox Communications of Cleveland, Parma, OH
Contact:
Jo Ann Mason
Director of Governent Affairs
Cox Communications of Cleveland
12221 Plaza Drive
Parma, OH 44130
216-535-3357

Education; Full Campaign/Series; Cable System III

Cox "Education Plugged In" Intiative, Cox Communications, Louisiana, Harahan, LA
Contact:
Brad Grundmeyer
Manager of Education & Community Services
Cox Communications, Louisiana
338 Edwards Avenue
Harahan, LA 70123
504-304-7345

Education; Full Campaign/Series; MSO

Cox Communications Line to Learning Program, Cox Communications, Inc., Atlanta, GA
Contact:
Kathy McGinty
Manager, Community Relations
Cox Communications, Inc.
1400 Lake Hearn Drive
Atlanta, GA 30319
404-843-5981

 Education; Full Campaign/Series; Cable Network

Save Our History, The History Channel, New York, NY
Contact:
Libby O'Connell
Vice President, Community Marketing
A& E Television Networks
235 E. 45 Street
New York, NY 10017
212-210-1402

Education; Full Campaign/Special Event; Cable System I

Picture This!, Time Warner Communications, Orange, CA
Contact:
Kristy Hennessey
Vice President, Government & Public Affairs
Time Warner Communications
303 West Palm Avenue
Orange, CA 92866
714-903-4171

Education; Full Campaign/Special Event; Cable System II

Cox Communications Inspirational Student Hero Awards, Cox Communications, Pensacola, FL
Contact:
Joe Brewster
Director, Public Affairs
COX Communications
2205 LaVista Ave.
Pensacola, FL 32504
850-857-4537

Education; Full Campaign/Special Event; Cable System III

Teacher Toolbox for the New Millennium, Time Warner Communications, Columbus, OH
Contact:
Jean Arthur
Manager, Community Relations
Time Warner Communications
1266 Dublin Rd.
Columbus, OH 43215
614-481-5288

Education; Full Campaign/Special Event; MSO

Opening the Door to Diversity, AT& T BIS, Englewood, CO
Contact:
Kathy Consigli
Executive Director, The Education Project
AT& T BIS
9197 S. Peoria
Englewood, CO 80112
720-875-5700

Education; Full Campaign/Special Event; Cable Network

"Line to Learning" Save Our History: The Star Spangled Banner, The History Channel, New York, NY
Contact:
Libby O'Connell
Vice President, Community Marketing
A& E Television Networks
235 E. 45 Street
New York, NY 10017
212-210-1402

Education; Video Promotion or PSA/Series; Cable System I

A Lifetime of Learning, Comcast Cablevision of West Florida, Sarasota, FL
Contact:
Maureen Cestari
Area Director of Community Relations
Comcast Cablevision of West FL
5205 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34232
941-342-3553

Education; Video Promotion or PSA/Series; Cable System IV

Fireman Jim, Time Warner Communications, Maitland, FL
Contact:
Diane Pickett
Vice President, Public Affairs & Government Relations
Time Warner Communications
2251 Lucien Way, Suite 320
Maitland, FL 32751
407-215-5524

Education; Video Promotion or PSA/Special Event; MSO

Opening the Door to Diversity PSA, AT& T BIS, Englewood, CO
Contact:
Kathy Consigli
Executive Director, The Education Project
AT& T BIS
9197 S. Peoria
Englewood, CO 80112
720-875-5700

Education; Local Programming/Series; Cable System II

Comcast KIDnection, Comcast Communications, Augusta, GA
Contact:
Angie Darnell
Production/Local Origination Manager
Comcast Communications, Augusta
2403 Wrightsboro Rd.
Augusta, GA 30909
706-738-9368

Education; Local Programming/Series; Cable System IV

Time Warner's Kidz Biz, Time Warner Cable, Milwaukee, WI
Contact:
Bev Greenberg
VP, Community & Government Relations
Time Warner Cable
1610 N. 2nd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53215
414-277-4190

Education; Local Programming/Special Event; Cable System I

Dope is for Dopes, MediaOne, Elyria, OH
Contact:
Joan Lowry
Corporate Affairs Manager
MediaOne
576 Ternes Ave.
Elyria, OH 44035
440-365-2556

Education; Local Programming/Special Event; Cable System III

Election 101, MediaOne, Jacksonville, FL
Contact:
Jane R. Wood
Community Affairs Manager
MediaOne
5934 Richard Street
Jacksonville, FL 32216
904-619-3287

Education; Local Programming/Special Event; Cable System IV

Time Warners Cable Hang Tough Video Contest, Time Warner Cable, Milwaukee, WI
Contact:
Bev Greenberg
VP, Community & Government Relations
Time Warner Cable
1610 N. 2nd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53215
414-277-4190

Education; Local Programming/Special Event; MSO

Read Across America, Comcast Corporation, Philadelphia, PA
Contact:
Diane Christie
Director of System Development
Comcast Cable
1401 Northpoint Parkway
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
561-478-5866

Education; Print Materials; Cable Network

GOLDEN Beacon Award Winner
Choices & Consequences Curriculum, Court TV, New York, NY
Contact:
Scoot MacPherson
Senior V.P., Public & Government Affiars
Court TV
600 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10016
212-973-3258

Education; Web Site; MSO

The PowerToLearn.com, Cablevision Systems Corporation, Woodbury, NY
Contact:
Lee Whitmore
Director, Education Marketing
Cablevision Systms Corp.
340 Crossways Park Drive
Woodbury, NY 11797
516-393-3698

Education; Web Site; Cable Network

Save Our History: The Underground Railroad " Escape to Freedom" , The History Channel, New York, NY
Contact:
Libby O'Connell
Vice President, Community Marketing
A& E Television Networks
235 E. 45 Street
New York, NY 10017
212-210-1402

Customer Relations; Full Campaign/Series; MSO

Circuit City Retail Project, MediaOne, Englewood, CO
Contact:
Rob Stoddard
Vice President, Corporate Communications
MediaOne
188 Inverness Dr.
Englewood, CO 80112
303-858-5888

Customer Relations; Full Campaign/Special Event; Cable System II

Comcast Passport to Black History Month, Comcast Cablevision of Detroit, Detroit, MI
Contact:
Pamela Dover
Community Relations
Comcast Cablevision of Detroit
12775 Lyndon
Detroit, MI 48227
313-934-2600

Customer Relations; Video Promotion or PSA/Series; Cable System II

MediaOne Rebuild Spots, MediaOne, Southfield, MI
Contact:
Michael Fitzsimmons
Senior Program Manager
MediaOne
27800 Franklin Road
Southfield, MI 48034
248-359-6518

Community Relations; Full Campaign/Series; Cable System I

"Teen Talk", Comcast Cablevision, Atlanta, GA
Contact:
Patricia Collins
Regional Manager of Government Affiars
Comcast Cablevision
360 Interstate N. Pkwy, #600
Atlanta, GA 30339
678-385-5138

Community Relations; Full Campaign/Series; Cable System II

"Living and Giving in Our Community" Employee Volunteer Program, Time Warner Communications, Bradenton, FL
Contact:
Gabrielle Turner
Director, Public Relations
Time Warner Communications
3526 9th St. West
Bradenton, FL 34205
941-748-3816

Community Relations; Full Campaign/Series; Cable System III

Project L.I.T.E.R.A.C.Y., Time Warner Communications, Columbus, OH
Contact:
Elizabeth Boyuk
Public Relations Specialist
Time Warner Communications
1266 Dublin Rd.
Columbus, OH 43215
614-481-5211

Community Relations; Full Campaign/Series; Cable System IV

Boys & Girls Club Partnership, MediaOne, Northeast Region, Andover, MA
Contact:
Richard D. Jenkinson
Director of Communications and Public Affairs
MediaOne, Northeast Region
6 Campanelli Drive
Andover, MA 01810
978-683-5500

Community Relations; Full Campaign/Series; Cable System IV

Sun Smart, Cablevision of Long Island, Woodbury, NY
Contact:
Joan Hendricks
Senior Director, Community Affairs
Cablevision of Long Island
One Media Crossways
Woodbury, NY 11797
516-393-3665

Community Relations; Full Campaign/Series; MSO

Discovery Kids on Camera, Cox Communications, Inc., Atlanta, GA
Contact:
Bobby Amirshahi
Manager, Public Relations
Cox Communications, Inc.
1400 Lake Hearn Drive
Atlanta, GA 30319
404-843-7872

Community Relations; Full Campaign/Series; Cable Network

VH1 Save the Music, VH1, New York, NY
Contact:
Bob Morrison
Vice President, Public Affairs
VH1
1515 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
212-258-7729

Community Relations; Full Campaign/Special Event; Cable System I


Opening the Door to Diversity: Voices from Wyoming, AT& T BIS, Englewood, CO
Contact:
Scott Sobel
Director of Communications
AT& T BIS
4700 S. Syracuse, Suite 1100
Denver, CO 80134
303-267-4313

Community Relations; Full Campaign/Special Event; Cable System II

Home and Garden for the Holidays, Comcast Communications of Broward, Davie, FL
Contact:
Cindy Stoddart
Director of Public & Gov't Affairs
Comcast Communications of Broward
6565 Nova Drive
Davie, FL 33317
954-266-6666

Community Relations; Full Campaign/Special Event; Cable System IV


Five Points Media Center: AT& T/CNNSB Grand Opening, AT& T Cable Services of Denver, Denver, CO
Contact:
Scott Sobel
Communication Director
AT& T Cable Services of Denver
4700 S. Syracuse, Suite 1100
Denver, CO 80237
303-267-4313

Community Relations; Full Campaign/Special Event; MSO

Straight Scoop Road Tour, MediaOne, Englewood, CO
Contact:
Blair Johnson
Director-Community Outreach
MediaOne
188 Inverness Dr. West, 5th Fl.
Englewood, CO 80112
303-858-3421

Community Relations; Full Campaign/Special Event; Cable Network

Paws for the Cause, Romance Classics, Bethpage, NY
Contact:
Jennifer Geisser
Vice President of Public Relations
Romance Classics
1111 Stewart Ave.
Bethpage, NY 11714
516-803-4356

Community Relations; Full Campaign/Special Event; Other

SkiTAM 1999, AT& T BIS, Englewood, CO
Contact:
Tracy Hollingswork
Manager of Media Relations
AT& T BIS
9197 South Peoria Street
Englewood, CO 80112
720-875-5659

Community Relations; Video Promotion or PSA/Special Event; Cable System II

Bread and Roses APAC PSA's, Cablevision of Connecticut, Norwalk, CT
Contact:
Chris Klimek
Community & Media Relations Manager
Cablevision of Connecticut
28 Cross Street
Norwalk, CT 06851
203-750-5614

Community Relations; Local Programming/Series; Cable System I

Cable 8 News "Sports Jam", Time Warner Cable - Jamestown system, Ferndale, NY
Contact:
Brenda Parks
Gov't Relations Specialist
Time Warner Cable- Jamestown system
One Cablevision Center, Suite 2
Ferndale, NY 12734
914-295-2664

Community Relations; Local Programming/Series; Cable System II

Sounding Board, Time Warner Cable/Albany Division, Albany, NY
Contact:
Greg Bobbitt
Director, Programming & Production
Time Warner Cable/Albany Division
130 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12203
518-242-8831

Community Relations; Local Programming/Series; Cable System III

Carmine's Table on Time Warner Cable, Time Warner Cable/Albany Division, Albany, NY
Contact:
Peter M. Taubkin
V.P., Gov't Relations & Public Affairs
Time Warner Cable/Albany Division
130 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12203
518-242-8839

Community Relations; Local Programming/Special Event; Cable System II

Joel A Berger Award Winner
A Breath of Hope: APAC, A Positive Alternative Center, Cablevision of Connecticut
Contact:
Chris Klimek
Community & Media Relations Manager
Cablevision of Connecticut
28 Cross Street
Norwalk, CT 06851
203-750-5614

Community Relations; Local Programming/Special Event; MSO

Bresnan's Our Turn, Bresnan Communications, White Plains, NY
Contact:
Suzanne Thompson
Vice President, Public Affairs
Bresnan Communications
709 Westchester Ave.
White Plains, NY 10604
914-993-6639

Community Relations; Print Materials; Cable System IV

Community Grant Program, MediaOne — Northeast Region, Andover, MA
Contact:
Richard D. Jenkinson
Director of Communications and Public Affairs
MediaOne
6 Campanelli Drive
Andover, MA 01810
978-683-5500

Community Relations; Print Materials; MSO

Hispanic Calendar Project: Latinas dos Mil, MediaOne, Englewood, CO
Contact:
Rob Stoddard
Vice President, Corporate Communications
MediaOne
188 Inverness Dr.
Englewood, CO 80112
303-858-5888

Community Relations Fall Campaign/Special Event Cable System 1
ESPN Good Sports Award Winner

X Games
Contact:
Stacy Schmitt
Manager, Public Relations
Time Warner Cable
215 Factory Street
Waco, TX 76710
254-776-2996
Mailing Address: PO BOX 75007 Washington, DC 20013-5007
Phone: 800.210.3396 or 202.222.2370
Fax: 202.222.2371
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