HBO led cable in TV Critics Assn award nominations with 8, including 3 for Spike Lee’s Hurricane Katrina doc "When the Levees Broke." Comedy Central earned 3 noms. So did Discovery—all for "Planet Earth." Showtime, Nickelodeon and ABC Family garnered 2 each, and AMC and Disney received 1. — NAMIC will award CNN’s Anderson Cooper with the Mickey Leland Humanitarian Achievement Award at its annual conference, Sept 16-18, NYC. — CTAM announced the winners of its Rainmaker Awards, which recognize those who have made exceptional contributions to CTAM’s corporate initiatives. They are: Insight’s Gary Dusa, Cox’s Ellen East, Comcast’s Robert Faught, Advance/Newhouse’s Andre Martineau, NBCU’s Stacy Melle and Cox’s David Pugliese. CTAM also named the winners of its TAMI Awards, which note volunteer service and leadership: Solve It Group’s Daniel Fischer, Playboy’s Shawn Gannon, NBCU’s Jo Holz, Hallmark’s Laura Masse and Astral TV’s Domenic Vivolo.

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Folks got a first look at what a future with 10G could look like last week at Mediacom’s 10G Smart Home in Ames, Iowa.

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