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March 15, 2011
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Statement from NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith On NCTA President, CEO Appointment

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Following the announcement that Michael Powell, former FCC Chairman, will serve as the new National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) president and CEO, NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith released the following statement:

"NAB salutes the NCTA for its outstanding choice of former FCC Chairman Michael Powell as its new president and CEO. I got to know Michael well during my tenure on the Senate Commerce Committee, and always found him to be thoughtful, engaging and a tremendous public servant. Though NAB and NCTA do not always agree on every issue, we look forward to working with Michael in the months ahead on public policy issues where we might find mutual agreement."

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