Conf: 'Digital Television and the Consumer Challenge

'Digital Television and the Consumer Challenge:
Bringing It All Home'

October 5, 2005
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Ballroom B
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004


8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Welcome
Mr. Pat Mullen, MSTV Chairman, and President, Tribune Broadcasting

9:45 a.m. Broadcast Television: Bringing It All Home
Mr. Richard Wiley, Managing Partner, Wiley Rein & Fielding, LLP
Mr. David Donovan, President, MSTV

Mr. David Barrett, President & CEO, Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc.
Ms. Elizabeth Murphy Burns, President, Morgan Murphy Stations
Mr. Gary Chapman, Chairman, President & CEO, LIN TV Corp.
Mr. Martin Franks, Executive Vice President, CBS Television

10:30 a.m. Government's Challenge: Helping the Consumer
Ms. Gail MacKinnon, Sr. Vice President, CBS Television
Mr. Shaun Sheehan, Vice President, Washington, Tribune Co.

Mr. James Assey, Minority Sr. Counsel, Senate Commerce Committee
Ms. Catherine Bohigian, Sr. Legal Advisor to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin
Ms. Christine Kurth, Majority Deputy Staff Director, Senate Commerce Committee
Ms. Johanna Shelton, Minority Counsel, Hse. Committee on Energy and Commerce
Mr. Howard Waltzman, Majority Sr. Counsel, Hse. Committee on Energy and Commerce

11:15 a.m. DTV Elections: Conflict Resolution & Beyond
Ms. Jennifer Johnson, Partner, Covington & Burling

Mr. Rick Chessen, Assoc. Bureau Chief, Digital TV Task Force, Media Bureau, FCC
Mr. Gordon Godfrey, Sr. Engineer, Media Bureau, FCC
Ms. Eloise Gore, Asst. Division Chief, Policy Division, Media Bureau, FCC
Ms. Nazifa Sawez, Engineer, Media Bureau, FCC
Mr. Alan Stillwell, Sr. Associate Chief, Office of Engineering & Technology

12:15 p.m. Luncheon
Presentation Honoring Television Broadcast Stations in the Gulf Region
Remarks by the Honorable Kathleen Q. Abernathy, Commissioner, FCC
Join us as we honor the extraordinary cooperative efforts of local television stations to provide service to the public during America's worst natural disaster.

1:45 p.m. Digital Convergence: Conflict or Cooperation
Mr. Greg Schmidt, VP, New Development, General Counsel & Sec., LIN TV Corp.

Ms. Diane Burstein, Deputy General Counsel, Nat'l. Cable & Telecom. Assn.
Mr. John Lawson, President & CEO, Association for Public Television Stations
Mr. Marc Pearl, Exec. Director, Consumer Electronics Retailers Coalition
Mr. Michael Petricone, VP, Technology Policy, Consumer Electronics Association
Mr. David Donovan, President, MSTV

2:30 p.m. Relocating ENG Services in the BAS Band
Mr. Matthew DelNero, Attorney, Covington & Burling

Ms. Cindy Hutter Cavell, Director, Broadcast Engineering, Sprint Nextel
Mr. Michael Degitz, VP, Spectrum Development, Sprint Nextel
Mr. Daniel McIntyre, VP, Microwave Radio Communications Broadcasting Systems
Mr. Craig Strom, Asst. Director of Engineering, WLS-TV, Chicago, IL

3:30 p.m. Adjournment