Sad to report that Wendell Bailey passed away Tues morning from cancer. Bailey of Strategic Technology Intl spent 17 years at NCTA as vp, science and technology. His distinguished resume includes serving as the principal organizer of the effort that led to the 1st project of CableLabs. “We owe a lot to Wendell,” said CableLabs’ pres/CEO Dick Green. “He provided the vision that helped our fledgling laboratory develop support and credibility from the cable industry’s technical community.” JLM’s James Mooney, who was pres/CEO of NCTA during Bailey’s tenure, said Bailey was a “kind of boulevardier, a worldly, sophisticated gentleman about town, with his own very personal style. … He was fun to be with; I’m going to miss him very much.”

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Many years ago, Cablefax: The Magazine bestowed NCTA’ s Rob Stoddard with its first “Nicest Guy in Cable” award. It’s a moniker that stuck, despite Stoddard’s humble protests, for reasons obvious to

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