February 25, 2013
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To Be Honored During Cable Hall of Fame Celebration

DENVER – The Cable Center announced today that Brian Lamb has been named the 2013 Bresnan Ethics in Business Award recipient.  Lamb will be presented the industry award, honoring the late William J. Bresnan, founder and chairman of Bresnan Communications and long-time chairman of the board of The Cable Center, at the Cable Hall of Fame Celebration, June 10 at The Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC, in conjunction with The Cable Show 2013.

Brian Lamb, along with 22 cable executives, founded C-SPAN in 1979, serving as chief executive officer until he stepped down in 2012 to become its executive chairman of the board. Prior to launching C-SPAN, Lamb held various communications roles, including White House telecommunications policy staffer and Washington bureau chief for Cablevision magazine. He also served in the United States Navy for four years. Lamb has conducted thousands of interviews in his lifetime with such dignitaries as Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama and many world leaders such as Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev. Over the course of his career, Lamb has received numerous honors and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Humanities Medal. He was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame in 2000.

“I will gladly accept the Bresnan Ethics in Business Award on behalf of the C-SPAN Networks for one big reason: Bill Bresnan. He was a fabulous person whose principals we’ve tried to follow,” said Lamb.  “Bill was a wonderful ally for C-SPAN and a colleague in the cable industry and I will always admire his dedication to building a company based on strong ideals and ethics.”

“Brian’s innovative leadership has made him one of the most well-respected and treasured members of the cable industry,” said Glenn Britt, chairman and chief executive officer, Time Warner Cable, and chairman of the Bresnan Award selection committee.  “With the mission of providing access to the political process, he built C-SPAN into a cable industry mainstay. He is deeply committed to educating the public about how our government works and dedicated to many philanthropic endeavors. We are delighted to honor him with the Bresnan Ethics in Business Award.”

The Bresnan Ethics in Business award was created to honor outstanding men and women in the cable industry who best exemplify Bill Bresnan’s longstanding commitment to ethics in business. Awardees represent the ideals upheld by Bill Bresnan, including continually demonstrating ethical leadership qualities, doing what’s right in the face of adversity, even when it is unpopular, incorporating doing what’s right in everyday life, and demonstrating societal, community and philanthropic engagement.  An exhibit honoring the award recipients is on permanent display at The Cable Center.

“It is a real honor to present Brian with this year’s Bresnan Ethics in Business Award,” said Larry Satkowiak, president and chief executive officer, The Cable Center.  “Brian’s career shows us that one person can make a difference. His vision, personal integrity, and quiet strength set the standard for straightforward political reporting that should be considered a gift to the world.”

The Cable Center will host the 16th annual Cable Hall of Fame Celebration on Monday, June 10, 2013 at The Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.  For more information on the Cable Hall of Fame celebration, visit, or call 303-871-7473.  
About The Cable Center
Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is a nonprofit organization serving the cable telecommunications industry.  The Cable Center is the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry, and of the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources. Please visit for more information.