Dec 1, 2003  •  Post A Comment

For more than three decades, cable’s top moguls have helped launch the Western Show, and the final edition is no exception. Opening this year’s program on Wednesday will be Time Warner Cable’s Glenn Britt, Comcast’s Brian Roberts, Cox’s Jim Robbins, Charter’s Carl Vogel and Adelphia’s Bill Schleyer, joined by moderator Larry King. For more info, see the Last Western Show special report, Page 19, our exclusive interview with John Malone, Page 34, show highlights in Cable Connection, Page 11, and an interview with Adelphia’s Bill Rosendahl, Page 8.
World AIDS Day 2003
To commemorate World AIDS Day 2003 on Monday, Nickelodeon and Showtime are planning special programming. Nickelodeon, in association with UNICEF and others, will screen excerpts from two new specials, “Nick News: The Courage to Live: Kids, South Africa and AIDS” and “A Walk in Your Shoes: Living With HIV/AIDS,” before 200 New York-area students. The specials air that same night on Nick and the teen network The N. Showtime will air six short student films under the banner “NYU Filmmakers-Know HIV/AIDS,” hosted by Alec Baldwin, followed by the critically acclaimed 1990 film “Longtime Companion,” about the lives of seven gay men and a woman during the period when AIDS first exploded in the gay community in the 1980s.
Women on Top
“Women in Television” is a panel being presented Wednesday by the TV Academy in North Hollywood, Calif., with moderator Sheryl Lee Ralph (“The Parkers”), and panelists Elise Doganieri (“The Amazing Race”), Ann Donahue (“CSI: Miami”), Deborah Joy Levine (“The Division”), Caryn Mandabach (Carsey-Werner-Mandabach), Carol Mendelsohn (“CSI”), Amy Sherman-Palladino (“Gilmore Girls”) and Pam Veasey (“The District”).