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ACC Awards Past Winners

President's Award

The President's Award honors individuals who have developed and implemented public affairs initiatives, not only within their own company, but throughout the cable industry.

2009
George Bodenheimer, ESPN and Disney Media Networks
Tom Might, Cable ONE
2008
Patrick Esser, Cox Communications, Inc.
Meredith Wagner, Lifetime Networks
2007
David L. Cohen, Comcast Corp.
Abbe Raven, A&E Television Networks
2006
Thomas M. Rutledge, Cablevision Systems Corporation
Debora Wilson, The Weather Channel Companies, Inc.
2005
Char Beales, Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM)
William J. Bresnan, Bresnan Communications
Paul FitzPatrick, Crown Media Holdings
2004
Glenn Britt, Time Warner Cable
Anne Sweeney, ABC Cable Networks Group and Disney Channel Worldwide
2003
Henry Schleiff, Court TV
Michael S. Willner, Insight Communications
2002
James L. Dolan, Cablevision Systems Corporation
John Sykes, VH1 and CMT: Country Music Television
2001
Carole Black, Lifetime Entertainment Services
Steve Burke, Comcast Cable Communications
2000
Tom Johnson, CNN
Jim Robbins, Cox Communications
Rob Stoddard, AT&T Broadband
1999
Megan Hookey, Cable in the Classroom
Steve Effros, Cable Telecommunications Association
Brian Lamb, C-SPAN
1998
Leo J. Hindery, Tele-Communications Inc.
Tom Freston, MTV Networks
1997
Brian Roberts, Comcast Corporation
Joshua Sapan, Rainbow Programming
Lynn Yaeger, Time Warner Cable
1996
Nickolas Davatzes, A&E Networks
Joseph J. Collins, Time Warner Cable
1995
Robert Miron, Newhouse Broadcasting
John Hendricks, Discovery Communications, Inc.
Douglas McCormick, Lifetime Television
Dr. John Malone, Tele-Communications, Inc.
1994
Winston H. "Tony" Cox, Showtime Networks, Inc.
Decker Anstrom, National Cable Television Association
1993
Jim Robbins, Cox Cable Communications
Jack Clifford, Colony Communications
Steve Effros, Cable Telecommunications Association
1992
Amos Hostetter , Continental Cablevision
1991
R.E. "Ted" Turner, Turner Broadcasting Systems
1990
Glenn Jones, Jones Intercable
1989
Brian Lamb, C-SPAN

Golden Beacon Award

Annually, ACC presents the Golden Beacon Award, the association's highest honor, to a public affairs initiative that has made an impact within the cable industry, while enhancing cable's image nationwide.

2013
Characters Unite, USA Network

2012
Connect a Million Minds, Time Warner Cable

2011
A Thin Line, MTV

2010
C-SPAN Video Library, C-SPAN Networks

2009
Nickelodeon’s The Big Green Help
2008
Discovery, Planet Earth
2007
Cox Communications, Take Charge! Takes on Internet Safety
2006
Court TV, Unexpected Heroes
2005
Lifetime Television, Our Lifetime Commitment: Stop Violence Against Women
2004
Comcast and C-SPAN, Students & Leaders
2003
C-SPAN, C-SPAN's Presidential Timeline Giveaway
2002
Comcast Corporation, Comcast Cares Day 2001
2001
VH1, Save the Music
2000
Court TV, Choices & Consequences
1999
Lifetime Television, Fighting Breast Cancer: Our Lifetime Commitment
1998
Turner Network Television, The Wall That Heals
1997
Continental Cablevision, View Smart To Vote Smart
1996
UVTV, Find Yourself In a Book
1995
Lifetime Television, Picture What Women Do


ESPN Good Sports Award

ESPN Good Sports Award is given to the system project that generates outstanding community involvement through education and athletics. As a sponsor, ESPN hopes this award encourages the cable industry to promote teamwork, sportsmanship and education in its community affairs programs.

2009
Cox Communications, The Negro Baseball League Project
2008
Time Warner Cable, Triple Play Championship Tournament
2007
Time Warner Cable Nebraska, High School Football On Demand
2006
Cox Communications, Baton Rouge, Football, Food and Families
2005
Time Warner Cable New England, TOP POP, Maine's Best Dad Contest
2004
Cox Communications, Everyday Heroes
2003
Cox Communications New England, Celebrating Champions
2002
Cablevision Systems Corporation, School to Career Initiative
2001
Time Warner Communications of Columbus, Ohio, Adult Literacy Campaign
2000
Time Warner Cable of Waco, Texas, X Games
1999
Jones Intercable of Albuquerque, NM, Jones Intercable Celebrity Golf Extravaganza
1998
Time Warner Communications of Columbus, Ohio, Adult Literacy Campaign
1997
Time Warner Cable of Bakersfield, ACE Awards
1996
Time Warner Cable, Urbana, Ohio, TWC D.A.R.E.S. To Keep Kids Off Drugs


Joel A. Berger Award

The Joel A. Berger Award, named after former publisher of Cablevision Magazine Joel Berger, is presented to a cable industry public affairs campaign that achieves exceptional results in the area of AIDS awareness.

2009
MTV, GYT: Get Yourself Tested
2008
BET's Rap It Up Teen Forums
2007
Cable Positive, Join the Fight: Weapons of Mass Instruction
2006
VH1, VH1 and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria - A Partnership
2005
Atlanta Chapter of Cable Positive, Positively Aiding the Fight Against AIDS
2004
MTV News, MTV News Now: Sex, School & Scandal
2003
MTV, Fight For Your Rights: Protect Yourself
2002
BET, Rap-It-Up Campaign
2001
Cable Positive, National HIV Testing Day 2000 Campaign
2000
Cablevision of Connecticut, A Breath of Hope, A Positive Alternative Center
1999
MTV, MTV/Kaiser Family Foundation Sexual Health Campaign
1998
Comcast Communications of Broward, Comcast Cable Positive World AIDS Day Telethon
1997
Jones Intercable, Positively Cable '96: A Broadband Satirical Revue
1996
Tele-Communications Inc., Portsmouth, RI, What About AIDS?


ACC Community Bridges Award

The ACC Community Bridges Award recognizes outstanding, non-cable industry partner organizations and individuals taking part in cable communications and public affairs initiatives. The cable industry is committed to improving the communities in which it serves, and partner organizations or individuals are often instrumental to the success of cable's efforts.

2009
Afterschool Alliance
2008
Habitat for Humanity International
2007
National Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
2006
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America
2004
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
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