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Winners of the 2008 Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards were honored during a gala event on Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

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The 2008 Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards Gala was held on Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 in Washington, DC. The awards ceremony took place at the historic Library of Congress on Capitol Hill. In attendance were cable industry executives, educators, education leaders, Members of Congress and the Administration.

The 2008 Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards Winners

Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards Gala Reception
Bill Bresnan, Chairman & CEO, Bresnan Communications with Jenann Wakefield, 2008 LIL Winner from Grand Junction, Colorado. 2008 LIL Winner Dr. Cheryl Seals and Pat Esser, President, Cox Communications, Inc. Kyle McSlarrow, President and CEO, NCTA, FCC Commissioner Deborah Tate, a 2008 LIL Federal Policymaker Winner, Nick Clooney, Journalist & Host, AmericanLife TV Network, and Pat Esser, President, Cox Communications, Inc. Kyle McSlarrow, President and CEO, NCTA, Anna Weslak Immediate Past President, National PTA, and Nick Clooney, Journalist & Host, AmericanLife TV Network.
  
LIL Winners from Charter Communications: Chuck Estep, RaSheda Workman, David Considine and Charter Communications President & CEO Neil Smit LIL Winners Raedell Coogler and Jessica Fredricks from Haines City, FL and Bright House Networks with Robert Miron, Chairman & CEO Advance/Newhouse Communications. Neil Smit, Vice-Chair, Cable in the Classroom Advisory Board, President & CEO Charter Communications and RaSheda Workman, 2008 LIL Winnner, Teacher, Sunshine High School, Newbern, Alabama, Cable System: Charter Communications   
  
Tom Rutledge, Joan Hedricks of Cablevision Systems Corporation, LIL Winner Don Cerrone of Bronx, New York Michael Willner, Vice Chairman and CEO, Insight Communications with 2008 LIL Winner Diane Downs from Louisville, KY (Insight Communications). 2008 LIL education winners  
  
Nick Clooney, Journalist & Host, AmericanLife TV Network, Kyle McSlarrow, President and CEO, NCTA and the Hon. Ted Stevens, Senator from Alaska. LIL Winner RaSheda Workman and U.S. Rep. Arthur Davis from Alabama. FCC Commissioner Deborah Tate, a 2008 LIL Federal Policymaker Winner with Dr. David Considine, LIL 2008 Award Winner for Media Literacy.   
  
Decker Anstrom, Chairman NCTA Board and President & COO, Landmark Communications, Inc. 2008 LIL Gala at the Great Hall of the Library of Congress, June 18, 2008. FCC Commissioner Deborah Tate receiving a 2008 Federal Policymaker Awards from Pat Esser, President, Cox Communications, Inc.   


MASTER OF CEREMONIES
NICK CLOONEY
Journalist
Host, AmericanLife TV


Nick ClooneyOriginally from Kentucky, Nick Clooney’s career has taken him around the country and through a variety of media formats. As a television news anchor, a radio host, a newspaper reporter, and author, he has garnered a reputation for quality and a number of awards and distinctions. He achieved national recognition as a host for American Movie Classics. His most recent book, The Movies That Changed Us: Reflections on the Screen, looks at 20 films that changed America. Nick is also well known for being the brother of the late famed singer, Rosemary Clooney, and father of Producer, Director and Academy Award winning actor George Clooney.

In 2006 Nick and George made an unannounced trip to Darfur and the refugee camps in neighboring Chad to hear first-hand accounts of Darfur’s violence and displacement and to give voice to the millions of innocent victims whose stories are were not being heard. That trip was chronicled in the documentary, “A Journey to Darfur” by AmericanLife TV. Nick currently resides in Kentucky with his wife Nina, where he writes for the Cincinnati Post, gives talks around the country to young people on the situation in Darfur and hosts and produces television shows for the AmericanLife TV Network.



At-a-Glance Agenda for Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards Winners:

MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2008
Welcome Reception / Tour of Cable Innovates
Screening of A Hallmark Channel Original Movie "Charlie & Me"  Photographs

TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2008
Tour of Library of Congress
Luncheon, Sponsored by Discovery Networks; Guest Speaker: Hall Davidson
Tour of C-SPAN and meeting with CEO Brian Lamb
Odyssey Dinner Cruise  Photographs

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2008
Congressional visits, press interviews, podcast interviews
Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards Gala at the Library of Congress  Photographs

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