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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2006
Contact:  Michelle Butler
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mbutler@ctpaa.org

CTPAA Announces Finalists for 2006 Beacon Awards®


Washington, D.C. – The Cable Television Public Affairs Association (CTPAA) announced today the names of the finalists for the 2006 Beacon Awards. The Beacon Awards are cable’s highest award for public affairs excellence. Winners will be named during the Beacon Awards Gala, set for Tuesday, March 21 at The JW Marriott Hotel, Washington, D.C., in conjunction with CTPAA’s FORUM 2006 conference, “Cable at the Crossroads: Shaping Change in a Competitive World.”

“The magnitude of cable’s contribution toward improving the quality of life for our viewers, customers and the communities we serve is very clear when you review a year’s worth of the industry’s best pubic affairs practices,” said Todd Schoen, 2006 Beacon Awards co-chair and senior vice president, affiliate marketing & ad sales, Fox Cable Networks.

Bev Wilhide, 2006 Beacon Awards co-chair and director, public affairs, Comcast, added, "We are very grateful to the 96 public affairs professionals who served as judges for this year's competition, and we look forward to celebrating the 'best of the best' at our Beacon Awards Ceremony in March."

The 2006 Beacon Awards Finalists (listed by target audience of each entry) are:

Community

2005 Time Warner Cable Tech Calendar - Time Warner Cable - Houston - Houston, TX
2005 Time Warner Cable Tech Calendar - Time Warner Cable - Houston - Houston, TX
A&E Television Networks Intervention Town Hall Meeting - A&E Television Networks – New York , NY
Anchor of Hope - Comcast - Elmhurst, IL
BET SOS Telethon - BET - New York, NY
Charter Communications Curing Childhood Cancer - Charter Communications– Birmingham , AL
College Scholarships - Insight Communications - Lexington, KY
Comcast Cares About Our Neighbors - Comcast - Tucson, AZ
Comcast Cares Day - Save Our Children, Inc. - Comcast - Cleveland - Elyria, OH
Comcast Cares Day Detroit - Revitalize-Re-energize - Comcast - Detroit, MI
Comcast/Amber Alert Initiative - Comcast - Baltimore, MD
Cox Communications/Special Olympics Rhode Island Partnership - Cox Communications - Lincoln, RI
Darfur Genocide PSAs - MTV Networks - New York, NY
Dialogo de Costa a Costa - Hispanic Information & Telecommunications Network, Inc. - Brooklyn, NY
Economic Outlook 2006 - Cox Communications - Phoenix, AZ
Economic Outlook 2006 - Cox Communications - Phoenix, AZ
Enough is Enough - Charter Communications, Inc. - Long Beach, CA
Football, Food & Families - Cox Communications, Inc. - Baton Rouge, LA
Get Hooked on Health - Charter Communications, Inc. - St. Louis, MO
Here's the Scoop Staten Island - Time Warner Cable/Staten Island - Staten Island, NY
Hispanic Community Outreach - Cox Communications - Chesapeake, VA
Human Trafficking - Lifetime Television - New York, NY
Human Trafficking: An Educational Guide for Viewers - Lifetime Television - New York, NY
Media Smart Families Workshop - Comcast - Irving, TX
Mentors Walk: Creating the New Girls Network - Oxygen Media - New York, NY
Morgus the Magnificent - Cox Communications - New Orleans, LA
mtvU's Sudan Campaign - MTV Networks - New York, NY
mtvU's Sudan Campaign Website - MTV Networks - New York, NY
National Geographic Channel Everyday Explorer - Fox Cable Networks - Los Angeles, CA
Neighborhood Technology Centers - Bridging the Digital Divide - Time Warner Cable/Waco Division - Waco, TX
Oh! Speak Up: Oxygen's Social Networking Tool - Oxygen Media - New York, NY
Rap Against Violence - Bright House Networks, Central Florida - Maitland, FL
Rap-It-Up PSAs - BET - New York, NY
Road Runner Akron Marathon - Time Warner Cable Northeast Ohio - Akron, OH
Stay in School Challenge - Fox Sports Net/Bay Area - San Francisco, CA
Take Charge San Diego - Cox Communications - San Diego, CA
Terror at Home: Domestic Violence in America - Lifetime Television - New York, NY
The N's Degrassi/PAX PSA - MTV Networks - New York, NY
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America - Comcast - Philadelphia, PA
The Second Annual Chocoholic Frolic - Comcast Spotlight - Savannah, GA
"This One's For You" St. Louis Telecast to Iraq - Fox Sports Net Midwest - St. Louis, MO
Time Warner Cable Kidsfest - Time Warner Cable - Findlay, OH
Time Warner Cable's Video Mail Program Keeps Campers in Touch - Time Warner Cable - Rochester, NY
Translating Genocide: Three Students Journey to Sudan - MTV Networks - New York, NY
Troop Greetings On Demand - Comcast - Oaks, PA
TV Land & Nick at Nite's Family Table…Share More than Meals - MTV Networks – New York , NY
TV Land & Nick at Nite's Family Table…Share More than Meals - MTV Networks – New York , NY
TV Land & Nick at Nite's Family Table…Share More than Meals - MTV Networks – New York , NY
TV Land & Nick at Nite's Family Table…Share More than Meals - MTV Networks – New York , NY
TV Land & Nick at Nite's Family Table…Share More than Meals - MTV Networks – New York , NY
VH1 Save The Music Week 2005 - Partnership with Time Warner Cable of New York and the City of New York - MTV Networks - New York, NY
Wisconsin on Demand's "The Rockstar Project" - Time Warner Cable - Milwaukee, WI
 
Customers
 
Bresnan/Oxygen "Oh! Get the Money" Contest - Bresnan Communications - Purchase, NY
Comcast Kids Family Reading Network - Comcast - Rockville, MD
Comcast Red Carpet Service - Comcast - Bothell, WA
C-SPAN's Book TV Bus - C-SPAN Networks - Washington, DC
Digital Fingerprinting Days - Courtroom Television Network - New York, NY
Franklin 's Magic Christmas on VOD: A Partnership with Noggin & Comcast - MTV Networks - New York, NY
Hispanic Outreach Campaign - Cox Communications New England - West Warwick, RI
Home Run in Southeast Texas - Time Warner Cable - Nederland, TX
Join Time Warner Cable in the Race to Fight Breast Cancer - Time Warner Cable/Raleigh Division - Morrisville, NC
Leveraging Summer Festivals: Public Affairs Adds Sales to the Fun - Time Warner Cable - Columbus, OH
Media Smart Families - Time Warner Cable - Kansas City, MO
Operation Bright Eyes - Bright House Networks - St. Petersburg, FL
Rebuilding A Greater New Orleans - Cox Communications/New Orleans - Metairie, LA
Rebuilding A Greater New Orleans - Cox Communications/New Orleans - Metairie, LA
Rebuilding A Greater New Orleans - Cox Communications/New Orleans - Metairie, LA
SABrightideas.com - Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. - Lawrenceville, GA
Time Warner Cable Announces Caller ID on TV - Time Warner Cable - Rochester, NY
Time Warner Cable's Wisconsin on Demand - Time Warner Cable/Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI
Unexpected Heroes - Courtroom Television Network - New York, NY
VH1 and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis - A Partnership - MTV Networks - New York, NY
VH1 News Presents: Tracking the Monster: Ashley Judd & India.Arie Confront AIDS in Africa - MTV Networks - New York, NY
 
Education
 
Careers in Justice - Courtroom Television Network - New York, NY
Comcast Presents Beethoven Unplugged - Comcast - Baltimore, MD
Comcast Veterans Documentary - Comcast Atlantic Division - White Marsh, MD
C-SPAN Classroom - C-SPAN Networks - Washington, DC
Everyday Heroes - Cox Communications - Phoenix, AZ
Fit-N-Fun 4 Life - Time Warner Cable/Raleigh Division - Morrisville, NC
Forensics in the Classroom - Courtroom Television Network - New York, NY
Internet Smarts - Cablevision Systems Corporation - Bethpage, NY
Mamma Mia! - Time Warner Cable - Nebraska - Lincoln, NE
My Voice. My Choice: Shattered - Cox Communications/Arizona - Phoenix, AZ
National Geographic Channel Everyday Explorer - Fox Cable Networks - Los Angeles, CA
Portraits in Courage: Honor the Memory - Time Warner Cable/Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI
Portraits in Courage: Honor the Memory - Time Warner Cable/Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI
Ready for the Storm - Bright House Networks, Central Florida - Maitland, FL
S'Cool TV - Time Warner Cable - Los Angeles, CA
Star Teacher Awards - Bright House Networks - Orlando, FL
Teaching from the Grave - Cablevision Systems Corporation - Bethpage, NY
The History Channel Save Our History: Voices of Civil Rights Education Website - A&E Television Networks - New York, NY
Time Warner Cable's Hang Tough Video Contest - Time Warner Cable - Milwaukee, WI
Turner South My South Speaks - Turner Network Sales, Inc. - Atlanta, GA
VH1 Music Studio Website - MTV Networks - New York, NY
 
Employees
 
A Friend in the Digital Age - Cox Communications, Inc. - Atlanta, GA
Channel Comcast Launch - Comcast Corporation - Philadelphia, PA
Circle of Success Employee Event - Comcast - Beaverton, OR
Comcast "Idol" On Demand Contest - Employee Education - Comcast, Southern California –
El Segundo , CA
Comcast Volunteers Make Reading Toyrific - Comcast - Reading, PA
Employees - Website - Time Warner Cable - Stamford, CT
"Field of Dreams" for American Cancer Society - Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. - Lawrenceville, GA
It's Game Time: Cox Communications Kansas' 2005 All-Employee Meeting - Cox Communications - Wichita, KS
LINX Employee Television - Cox Communications - Phoenix, AZ
Love Fest 2005 - Employee Communications Plan - Time Warner Cable - Waco, TX
Mentors Walk: Creating the New Girls Network - Oxygen Media - New York, NY
Think Customer First Employee Celebration - Comcast - Denver, CO
Time Warner Cable's Raleigh Division 2005 United Way Video - Time Warner Cable/ Raleigh Division - Morrisville, NC
Tri State Employee Communication - Comcast Tri-State System - Pittsburgh, PA
 

Government

Bresnan/Starz Regional Operations Center Grand Opening Event - Bresnan Communications - Purchase, NY
Cable's Got Florida Politics Covered - Florida Cable Telecommunications Association - Tallahassee, FL
Comcast Commitment - Comcast Tri-State System - Pittsburgh, PA
Comcast Local Edition Southern California - Comcast, Southern California - El Segundo, CA
Gangs of Durham - The Rest of the Story - Time Warner Cable/Raleigh - Morrisville, NC
Media Smart Families Workshop - Comcast - Irving, TX
Media Smarts with Congressman Mike Ferguson - Cablevision Systems Corp. - Bethpage, NY
Unexpected Heroes - Courtroom Television Network - New York, NY
Wells Elementary School Celebration - Time Warner Cable Raleigh Division - Morrisville, NC
 
Media
 
2005 Time Warner Cable Tech Calendar - Time Warner Cable - Houston - Houston, TX
2005 Time Warner Cable Tech Calendar - Time Warner Cable - Houston - Houston, TX
30-Second Bunny Theater on Starz on Demand - Starz Entertainment Group - Englewood, CO
Cable Heroes - Comcast - Bothell, WA
Comcast-Utah Local Dating on Demand - Comcast - Sandy, UT
Cox Charities Cycling Classic - Cox Communications New England - West Warwick, RI
Home of the Brave/Voting Rights Act - Courtroom Television Network - New York, NY
Home Run in Southeast Texas - Time Warner Cable - Nederland, TX
Hurricane Rita Recovery - Time Warner Cable - Nederland, TX
Save Our History: National Project - A&E Television Networks - New York, NY
Verizon's NOVA Upgrade: Exposing the Hidden Truth! - Cox Communications - Herndon, VA

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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 www.ctpaa.org.

 

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