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January 17, 2007
Contact:  Steve Jones
(202) 222-2373

Comcast’s Cohen & A&E’s Raven to Receive
CTPAA President’s Award

Washington, DC The Cable Television Public Affairs Association (CTPAA) today announced David Cohen, executive vice president of Comcast Corporation and Abbe Raven, president & CEO of A&E Television Networks as the 2007 recipients of the association's President's Award.

The President's Award recognizes leaders who, by their guidance and support, advance the role of public affairs in the cable industry. The award, selected annually by the CTPAA president, honors individuals who have developed and implemented public affairs initiatives within their companies as well as throughout the cable industry. This year, CTPAA President Mark Harrad,
senior vice president, corporate communications, Time Warner Cable, made the selections.

"David Cohen is a visionary and dynamic leader. Since joining Comcast in 2002, David has worked closely with Brian Roberts and Steve Burke to successfully guide the company through a time of rapid change and innovation,” remarked Harrad. “His leadership and the organization he has built demonstrates how a strong, strategic public affairs effort can favorably affect the bottom line."

"Abbe Raven and AETN have been longtime leaders in the public affairs arena in the cable industry,” Harrad said. “Whether it's The History Channel's Save Our History or A&E Network's Lives that Make a Difference - Raven and her team have excelled at shining a light on important social issues. Her formula for success is to maximize AETN's core business strengths by working with everyone from cable operators, to The White House to numerous cultural institutions and grassroots organizations across the country to effectively give back to the communities and viewers they serve."

Cohen and Raven will be honored during the Beacon AwardsTM Gala, on Tuesday, March 13 at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C., during CTPAA’s FORUM 2007, "Cable to the Extreme: Communicating the Possibilities.” FORUM is the cable industry’s annual premiere educational event dedicated to the issues facing public affairs professionals and will be held March 11 to 14, 2007.

CTPAA is the only national, professional organization specifically addressing the issues, needs and interests of the cable industry’s communications and public affairs professionals. Its mission is to
develop and promote cable communications excellence through professional development to help achieve industry and corporate goals. 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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