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C-SPAN Cofounder Evans Honored

Cable veteran and C-SPAN cofounder John Evans was honored for his work fighting AIDS.

The Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine awarded Evans a lifetime-achievement award for public service.

Evans -- chairman of Evans Telecommunications, former president of Houser Communications and a board member of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association -- is also a member of the Institute's advisory board, as well as the board of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative.

He has spoken about the AIDS crisis, including at a summit on world health philanthropy, and he was tapped in 1999 to head up a project to accelerate the development of an AIDS vaccine.

The award will be given out Sept. 12 at a ceremony in Baltimore.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.