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Beckwith out at NCTA

David Beckwith, vice president of communications for the National Cable &
Telecommunications Association, is leaving the organization.

Beckwith's departure comes as Rob Stoddard, formerly senior vice president of
public relations for AT&T Broadband, comes on board as NCTA's senior vice
president of communications and public affairs.

Stoddard will head a newly recombined department, which NCTA President Robert
Sachs split when he joined the association in July 1999. Marc Smith will
continue as NCTA's spokesman.

Beckwith previously was a spokesman for George W. Bush's presidential
campaign, press secretary for Vice President Dan Quayle and national
correspondent for Time magazine.