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National Archives Foundation Names Michael Powell to Board

The National Archives Foundation of the National Archives and Records Administration has elected Michael Powell, president of NCTA-The Internet & Television Association, to its board of directors.

The foundation is looking to tap into Powell's communication experience to help spread the word about, and engage the public in, its exhibitions, public programs and educational initiatives, which is the nonprofit foundation's mission.

"Michael’s deep experience in the telecommunications industry and federal government [Powell is former chairman of the FCC]...will contribute to our ongoing effort to develop exhibitions, public programs and educational initiatives that allow us to share the treasures of the National Archives with a wider audience,” A’Lelia Bundles, board chair and president, said.

“I am honored to join those entrusted with preserving our nation’s most sacred documents, and ensuring our past remains a living history,” Powell said.

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.