Sams oversees a team of lawyers around the globe as they oversee legal matters including acquisitions, production and clearance of con- tent for Turner’s entertainment and animation networks. She also protects the company’s intellectual property and handles litigation and employment matters. She cites the FCC’s proposal on set-top boxes as the year’s biggest cable story. “That certainly reinforces to everyone the need for innovation and keeping pace with technology changes and evolving consumer habits,” she says. And Sams looks no further than TBS’ own “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” to cite an example of a strong female presence. “She is strong, clever, fearless and smart and more programming with women like that would be great,” Sams says.