Cable Pioneers

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History of The Pioneers

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Panel One. Stan Searle and Gail Sermersheim talk to Paul Maxwell about the founding of the Cable Pioneers. Follow the Pioneer’s early history from its first class, first dinner, and the creation of a board of directors. The group also discusses how the Pioneers founded The National Cable Television Center and Museum, which is now known as The Cable Center. 42:24 Minutes



Panel Two. Mike Pandzik and Jim Faircloth join Les Read to continue the discussion about the founding of the Cable Pioneers. The conversation focuses on the early nomination process, the Cable Pioneers dinner, the process to become a Cable Pioneer, and how the dinner event has changed over the years. The group also discusses the future of the Cable Pioneers and potential new initiatives with The Cable Center and beyond. 46:13 Minutes


New Pioneer Oral Histories

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Lela Cocoros interviews cable pioneer, Jim Faircloth, about his journey from radio personality to cable television executive and system broker. Jim shares his unexpected introduction to the intriguing early days of cable in the burgeoning Southeast. He expanded his influence in the rapidly evolving domestic and international systems – including the victories and challenges of buying and selling cable systems. Highlights of his illustrious cable career include founding board membership for CTAM and induction into the Cable TV pioneers. 47:15 Minutes