This is one of the things that’s great about the cable industry. Tech columnist Leslie Ellis has gathered a contingent of cable execs, including Tom Robey of Time Warner Cable and Mark Francisco of Comcast, to run in next month’s Marine Corp Marathon to raise money for the family of Roger Brown. The former editor of CED magazine died last year of melanoma cancer. The team has already raised $26K of its $40K goal. Visit http://www.RunforRoger.com. — How’s this for an original excuse: I had to miss part of Diversity Week to be in Beyonce’s new video single "Irreplaceable"? In the case of cable PR hand Portia Badham, it’s the truth. The one-time producer of CTPAA’s Beacon Awards Ceremony tells us her ‘other’ career also includes appearances in upcoming print ads.