NAMIC’s diversity study released this week may have disappointed some hoping for more progress, but NCTA pres Kyle McSlarrow lauded cable for being "fairly soul searching" when it comes to diversity. "I’m proud of an industry that’s honest about self-assessment and where we stand," he told NAMIC attendees Tues. He added that new Kaitz Foundation exec dir David Porter "is very interested in results and measuring results," even joking that Porter’s 5 degrees could make him "too smart for the cable industry." McSlarrow also called on audience members to help "put some flesh and blood on the bones of what this industry represents" by writing op-eds, making speeches and visiting Washington.

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Cable TV Pioneers Induction Friday

Set your alarm for 9pm ET Friday. That’s when C-SPAN 3 and C-SPAN.org will televise the induction of the 54th annual Cable TV Pioneers Gala. The event will be available for encore watching on

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