Bob Broussard
Title: President, Distribution, AMC Networks
Number of Years in Cable: 24
Education: BA, Queens College; JD, NYU
Best Advice in Seven Words or Less: Always listen to your parents.
 
Arlene Manos
Title: President, National Advertising Sales, AMC Networks
Number of Years in Cable: 20
Education: BA, Trinity College
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Never play another person’s game.

Why Them? Many cable executives dream about the kind of quality portfolio that Broussard and Manos possess. In addition to a series that consistently outpaces broadcast networks in 18-49 ratings (“The Walking Dead”), the duo touts Emmy- and Golden Globe-laden series like “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad.” And few series get more online buzz than “The Killing.” The cheerful veteran Manos also pushes the fact that Mad Men attracts more viewers with average incomes exceeding $100K/year, prompting some to call it cable’s most affluent series. And Broussard’s ace in the hole isn’t bad: AMC owns TV rights to “The Godfather.” Armed heavily with this stable of quality programming goods, we’re guessing Manos and Broussard make many an offer that cable operators can’t refuse.

Broussard
 
Apple or Samsung? Apple
 
Appetizer or dessert? Appetizer
 
Film fest or music festival? Film fest
 
I watch the majority of programming on this device: TV
 
Celebrity, sports figure or politician I’d most want to have dinner with? Muhammad Ali
 
 
Manos
 
On a Saturday afternoon, you can find me… at the Union Square Green Market.
 
This is the hobby I’ve been itching to try, but haven’t found time: Tennis.
 
Favorite decade? This one!
 
The movie that should never be remade? The Godfather
 
Favorite vacation spot? Greece ?

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