You’ve been in this job just over a year. What are your accomplishments? We’ve completed our strategic plan, and its implementation is well underway. We’ve completed our rebranding. That’s going to have a significant impact on people’s awareness of us. It’ll provide clarity on who we are and what we do. We’re launching nationwide key contact meetings with our members. The 1st was held in DC in Mar. We’re having 1 in San Diego in July and Sept in NY. It gives us a great opportunity to get more closely involved with our members and local affiliates. What sort of progress has CIC made in educating parents about blocking TV and monitoring what their children watch? We’re really pleased. Probably this week we’ll announce that we’ve completed the 100 Control Your TV workshops that the cable industry committed to do. It’s been a year as of June 1. We’ve been at regional shows, schools, PTA meetings, all kinds of forums. Cable in the Classroom has been involved in many of them. Will those continue? We haven’t made a plan for what exactly we’ll do. We will continue to be involved in Control Your TV. What about Internet safety? It’s a really big issue, and it’s going to become a more important part of our literacy efforts. Several operators are doing media and Internet safety in their territories already. Other MSOs want to know what other resources are out there, and we can help facilitate that. What’s on tap for the Leaders in Learning Awards June 13? We’ll be sending out invitation next week. It’ll be at the Museum of Natural History in DC. We have 13 fantastic winners and 3 policy makers. Jeremy Shapp of ESPN will host. We’ll have 8 or so other talent and musical talent. There will be a tribute to hurricane victims and what cable has done, as well as a tribute to MS first lady Marsha Barbour.

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