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April 28, 2005
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NCTA's CEO Kyle McSlarrow & Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein Open Tuesday Program

Speakers Will Address "Expanding Cable's Connections"

Washington, D.C. - Today the Cable Television Public Affairs Association (CTPAA) announced that Kyle McSlarrow, President & CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association and FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein will be the keynote policy speakers during the Tuesday morning General Session of FORUM 2005, May 1-4 at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C.

The Tuesday general session will reflect the conference theme, "Expanding Cable's Connections," as it relates to the need for cable public affairs professionals to connect with even greater numbers of customers, policy leaders, and members of the media in order to communicate cable's ever expanding range of products and services. Additionally it will look at these areas from a public policy perspective at the local, state and national levels. CNN's Washington correspondent Ed Henry will interview both Adelstein and McSlarrow following their individual addresses to the delegates attending FORUM 2005.

FORUM is the cable industry's annual educational event dedicated to the issues facing public affairs professionals. The program will feature general and breakout sessions on community relations, government relations, communications/technology, and public affairs fundamentals. Approximately 400 cable professionals are expected to attend. For more information on FORUM 2005 or to register, please visit


CTPAA is the only national, professional organization specifically addressing the issues, needs and interests of the cable industry's public affairs professionals. Its mission is to develop and promote public affairs excellence to help achieve industry, corporate and social goals. A strong advocate of the public affairs professional's participation in all aspects of corporate decision-making processes, CTPAA works to enhance each member's status and influence through skill building and professional development. For more information on CTPAA, go to

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