ACC Awards Past Winners
President's AwardThe President's Award honors individuals who have developed and implemented public affairs initiatives, not only within their own company, but throughout the cable industry.
2009George Bodenheimer, ESPN and Disney Media Networks
Tom Might, Cable ONE
2008Patrick Esser, Cox Communications, Inc.
Meredith Wagner, Lifetime Networks
2007David L. Cohen, Comcast Corp.
Abbe Raven, A&E Television Networks
2006Thomas M. Rutledge, Cablevision Systems Corporation
Debora Wilson, The Weather Channel Companies, Inc.
2005Char Beales, Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM)
William J. Bresnan, Bresnan Communications
Paul FitzPatrick, Crown Media Holdings
2004Glenn Britt, Time Warner Cable
Anne Sweeney, ABC Cable Networks Group and Disney Channel Worldwide
2003Henry Schleiff, Court TV
Michael S. Willner, Insight Communications
2002James L. Dolan, Cablevision Systems Corporation
John Sykes, VH1 and CMT: Country Music Television
2001Carole Black, Lifetime Entertainment Services
Steve Burke, Comcast Cable Communications
2000Tom Johnson, CNN
Jim Robbins, Cox Communications
Rob Stoddard, AT&T Broadband
1999Megan Hookey, Cable in the Classroom
Steve Effros, Cable Telecommunications Association
Brian Lamb, C-SPAN
1998Leo J. Hindery, Tele-Communications Inc.
Tom Freston, MTV Networks
1997Brian Roberts, Comcast Corporation
Joshua Sapan, Rainbow Programming
Lynn Yaeger, Time Warner Cable
1996Nickolas Davatzes, A&E Networks
Joseph J. Collins, Time Warner Cable
1995Robert Miron, Newhouse Broadcasting
John Hendricks, Discovery Communications, Inc.
Douglas McCormick, Lifetime Television
Dr. John Malone, Tele-Communications, Inc.
1994Winston H. "Tony" Cox, Showtime Networks, Inc.
Decker Anstrom, National Cable Television Association
1993Jim Robbins, Cox Cable Communications
Jack Clifford, Colony Communications
Steve Effros, Cable Telecommunications Association
1992Amos Hostetter , Continental Cablevision
1991R.E. "Ted" Turner, Turner Broadcasting Systems
1990Glenn Jones, Jones Intercable
1989Brian Lamb, C-SPAN
Golden Beacon AwardAnnually, 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.
2009Nickelodeon’s The Big Green Help
2008Discovery, Planet Earth
2007Cox Communications, Take Charge! Takes on Internet Safety
2006Court TV, Unexpected Heroes
2005Lifetime Television, Our Lifetime Commitment: Stop Violence Against Women
2004Comcast and C-SPAN, Students & Leaders
2003C-SPAN, C-SPAN's Presidential Timeline Giveaway
2002Comcast Corporation, Comcast Cares Day 2001
2001VH1, Save the Music
2000Court TV, Choices & Consequences
1999Lifetime Television, Fighting Breast Cancer: Our Lifetime Commitment
1998Turner Network Television, The Wall That Heals
1997Continental Cablevision, View Smart To Vote Smart
1996UVTV, Find Yourself In a Book
1995Lifetime Television, Picture What Women Do
ESPN Good Sports AwardESPN 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.
2009Cox Communications, The Negro Baseball League Project
2008Time Warner Cable, Triple Play Championship Tournament
2007Time Warner Cable Nebraska, High School Football On Demand
2006Cox Communications, Baton Rouge, Football, Food and Families
2005Time Warner Cable New England, TOP POP, Maine's Best Dad Contest
2004Cox Communications, Everyday Heroes
2003Cox Communications New England, Celebrating Champions
2002Cablevision Systems Corporation, School to Career Initiative
2001Time Warner Communications of Columbus, Ohio, Adult Literacy Campaign
2000Time Warner Cable of Waco, Texas, X Games
1999Jones Intercable of Albuquerque, NM, Jones Intercable Celebrity Golf Extravaganza
1998Time Warner Communications of Columbus, Ohio, Adult Literacy Campaign
1997Time Warner Cable of Bakersfield, ACE Awards
1996Time Warner Cable, Urbana, Ohio, TWC D.A.R.E.S. To Keep Kids Off Drugs
Joel A. Berger AwardThe 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.
2009MTV, GYT: Get Yourself Tested
2008BET's Rap It Up Teen Forums
2007Cable Positive, Join the Fight: Weapons of Mass Instruction
2006VH1, VH1 and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria - A Partnership
2005Atlanta Chapter of Cable Positive, Positively Aiding the Fight Against AIDS
2004MTV News, MTV News Now: Sex, School & Scandal
2003MTV, Fight For Your Rights: Protect Yourself
2002BET, Rap-It-Up Campaign
2001Cable Positive, National HIV Testing Day 2000 Campaign
2000Cablevision of Connecticut, A Breath of Hope, A Positive Alternative Center
1999MTV, MTV/Kaiser Family Foundation Sexual Health Campaign
1998Comcast Communications of Broward, Comcast Cable Positive World AIDS Day Telethon
1997Jones Intercable, Positively Cable '96: A Broadband Satirical Revue
1996Tele-Communications Inc., Portsmouth, RI, What About AIDS?
ACC Community Bridges AwardThe 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.
2008Habitat for Humanity International
2007National Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
2006The Partnership for a Drug-Free America
2004Boys & Girls Clubs of America