Apr 26, 2004  •  Post A Comment

The 2004 National Show kicks off Sunday in New Orleans and runs through May 5. The 53rd annual conference and exposition, presented by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, will feature panels and seminars, with speakers including Time Warner Chairman Richard Parsons, Comcast President Brian Roberts, Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige and FCC Chairman Michael Powell.
Inside TV
“Behind the Scenes of `The Shield’ and `Nip/Tuck”’ is the title of a seminar Wednesday at the TV Academy in North Hollywood, Calif. Sean Ryan, the creator, executive producer and head writer of “The Shield,” will lead a group that includes stars Michael Chiklis and CCH Pounder. Ryan Murphy, creator, executive producer, head writer and director of “Nip/Tuck,” will head a group that includes Joely Richardson, Roma Maffia and Dylan Walsh.
Starring Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney gets his fourth star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, this time for “live entertainment.” The 83-year-old star, who continues to act in movies and on TV, shares the honor with his eighth wife, Jan, with whom he has been for more than 30 years.
Satellite signals
“Satellite Entertainment 2004: The 5 Burning Questions” kicks off Wednesday in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Panels will probe direct broadcast satellite programming, regulatory issues, marketing and more. The keynote speakers are Stanley Hubbard, chairman, Hubbard Broadcasting, and Eddy Hartenstein, vice chairman, DirecTV.