As part of NAB 2002's emphasis on the transition to digital television, the
National Association of Broadcasters will hold two events focusing on digital
On Sunday, April 7, a wide range of executives will discuss the issues
surrounding the transition in a two-part panel called 'Solving the DTV
Issues discussed will include set-top-box interoperability, copyright,
zoning, equipment delays, high-definition programming and interactive
The session will open with remarks from former Federal Communications
Commission chairman Richard Wiley, senior partner at Wiley Rein & Fielding
Panelists will include Michael Fiorile, president and CEO of Dispatch
Broadcast Group; Rick Chessen, chairman of the FCC's DTV Task Force; Paul
Karpowicz, vice president of television for LIN Television Corp.; Gary Shapiro,
president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association; Gary Arlen, president
of Arlen Communications Inc.; Mark Cuban, chairman and president of HDNet; Joe
Macione, executive VP and general manager of WCYB-TV in Bristol, Va.; David
Workman, president and chief operating officer of Ultimate Electronics Inc.; and
John Taylor, VP of public affairs for Zenith Electronics Corp.
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