Big names at the Western Show

Nov 26, 2001  •  Post A Comment

The programmers and the networks may not be at the center of this year’s Western Show, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be industry heavy hitters on hand and on stage. A sample of what’s in store at the show follows.
Scheduled speakers at the general session include Glenn Britt, chairman and CEO, Time Warner Cable; Rocco Commisso, founder, chairman and CEO, Mediacom Communications Corp.; Ron Cooper, executive VP and chief operating officer, AT&T Broadband; Timothy Rigas, executive VP, chief financial officer and treasurer, Adelphia Communications Corp.; James Robbins, CEO, Cox Communications; William Schleyer, president and CEO, AT&T Broadband; Carl Vogel, president and CEO, Charter Communications; and Michael Willner, president, Insight Communications.
One-on-ones are scheduled with John Rigas, founder and chairman of Adelphia Communications; and Robert Pittman, co-chief operating officer of AOL Time Warner.
Ted Turner will be the speaker at the video history luncheon, which will be recorded for posterity by the Cable Center.
Seven cable broadband pioneers will be inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame: Joe Collins, Ben Conroy, Burt Harris, Kay Koplovitz, Bob Miron, John Rigas and Sid Topol.