CTPAA Volunteer Opportunities
CTPAA is recruiting volunteers for Board, FORUM, and Beacon Committees. FORUM Committee Members will help determine the agenda and promote FORUM 2004 to the industry. Beacon volunteers manage the complete 2004 Beacon Awards process from promotion of the deadlines to judging the entries to the Beacon Awards Gala. The three Board Committees develop association programs and include Create a Favorable Environment for Business Growth, Provide Professional Development Resources and Recognition, and Strengthen CTPAAís Effectiveness. For more information on FORUM or Board Committees, contact Steve Jones at (202) 775-1083 or at sjones@ctpaa.org. For information on the Beacon committee, contact Michelle Butler at (202) 775-1082 or at mbutler@ctpaa.org. To volunteer, complete the volunteer form and fax it to CTPAA at (202) 955-1134.

 C-SPAN and Comcast to Launch Students & Leaders Initiative in Washington, D.C., Area Schools
C-SPAN Networks is teaming with Comcast to launch Students & Leaders, a month-long educational initiative for District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia high school students. The project will bring 40 national leaders to the classrooms of 40 Washington, D.C. metropolitan area high schools in 20 days.

From Monday, April 28 through Friday, May 23, 2003, national journalists and leaders from the Bush Administration, Congress, federal courts, and federal agencies have been invited by C-SPAN to "return to the classroom" at schools in Comcast's service area to discuss leadership and their commitment to public service. Comcast is working with area school administrators and teachers to plan the twice-daily events. At one event, a national journalist may visit an individual classroom, give a twenty-minute lecture, and answer questions from students. At another school, a Bush Administration official may attend an assembly or "student town hall" and answer questions from the audience.

C-SPAN cameras will record the two daily events with individual feeds airing that night between 7 and 9:30 p.m. on C-SPAN3. The video will also be archived and available on the projectís Web site, along with lesson plans and other teaching materials.

The C-SPAN School Bus will be at each school for tours and teacher training, and Comcast representatives will introduce the visiting speaker at each event. In addition, the C-SPAN Education Foundation is offering $25,000 in college scholarship money to D.C., Maryland and Virginia high school seniors as part of the project.

 Lifetime Television Launches Times Square Project
Lifetime Television, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, singer and activist Michael Bolton, former NFL quarterback Dan McPherson, Liz Claiborne, Inc., the NASDAQ stock market, and other anti-violence supporters joined together for the launch of "The Times Square Project: Stop Violence Against Women" on Monday, April 21. This year-long public affairs initiative runs through April 2004 and uses the vast electronic signage in Times Square to help increase awareness of violence against women. Each Friday beginning April 25th, different companies will salute a man and woman working to stop violence. This week, the signage of NASDAQ, Reuters, Liz Claiborne, Inc., Wrigleyís, and CNBC will recognize Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and New York York City Commissioner Yolanda Jimenez for their efforts to fight violence against women.

Lifetime will air the salute each Friday, and their Web site will also feature the salute and provide information on how to get involved in The Times Square Project. The Times Square Project is part of Lifetimeís campaign: "Our Lifetime Commitment: Stop Violence Against Women."

 Cable Positive Awards $69,304 to 14 Aids Service Organizations
Cable Positive, the cable and telecommunications industryís AIDS action organization, has awarded grants totaling $69,304 to 14 community-based and AIDS service organizations working with their local cable systems. The grants are financed through the Tony Cox Community Fund, dedicated to providing grants of up to $5,000 for non-profit AIDS-related organizations to collaborate with their local cable systems in the aim of HIV/AIDS awareness, education and prevention. Through the fund, AIDS service organizations are eligible to apply for funding to produce HIV/AIDS-related programming and public service announcements (PSAs) and to support outreach and fundraising efforts such as AIDS Walks/Rides, which raise funds for direct HIV/AIDS services.

The 14 granteesí projects range from teen-produced PSAs, promotional spots for AIDS awareness events and AIDS Walks/Rides, and programming targeting Hispanics with culturally competent HIV/AIDS information. The Cable Positive Tony Cox Steering Committee, a group of cable industry professionals, chose the 14 grantees from a record pool of 95 applications. Participating local cable operators include Cablevision, Charter, Cox, Comcast, Mediacom, and Time Warner Cable.

On May 1, Cable Positive is hosting Positively Visionary, an evening to benefit Cable Positive, at The Metropolitan Pavillon in New York City. The event will honor 2003 Joel A. Berger Memorial Award recipients Robert L. Johnson, CEO, BET and Debra L. Lee, President & COO, BET for their outstanding contributions in the fight against AIDS through their educational campaign Rap it Up. Since 1992, Cable Positive has raised more than $9 million for the fight against AIDS.

 Thank You 2003 Corporate Members!
For information on how your organization can join CTPAA as a corporate member, please contact Steve Jones at 202/775-1083 or at sjones@ctpaa.org. For membership details, go to http://www.magnetmail.net/Actions/linktosite.cfm?message_id=9581&user_id=CTPPA&recipient_id=2707054&site=http://www.ctpaa.org/mcorp.shtml.

2003 Golden Benefactors

A&E Networks
Advance/Newhouse Communications
Cablevision Systems Corporation
Charter Communications
Comcast Cable Communications
Cox Communications
NBC Cable Networks
Rainbow Media Holdings
Time Warner Cable
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

2003 Benefactors

ABC Cable Networks Group
Lifetime Television
MTV Networks
The Weather Channel

2003 Friends & Associates

Cable Telecommunications Association of New York
Comedy Central
Court TV
C-SPAN Networks
Discovery Networks
Florida Cable Telecommunications Association
Game Show Network
Hallmark Channel
Indiana Cable Telecommunications Association
Insight Communications
International Channel
Midcontinent Communications
Motorola, Broadband Communications Sector
Ohio Cable Telecommunications Association
Oxygen Media
Scripps Networks
Showtime Networks
Texas Cable & Telecommunications Association
Terayon Communication Systems