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Ovation CEO Segars Named Co-Chair Of Arts Advocacy Day

Ovation CEO Charles Segars has been named honorary co-chair of Arts Advocacy Day.

Ovation is co-sponsoring the Nancy Harts Lecture at the April 4 event in Washington. The lecture is named for the former president of Americans for the Arts and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Americans for the Arts ( organizes National Arts Day, which brings together groups from across the country for daylong events celebrating and advocating for the arts.

"Now that the House of Representatives has proposed slashing National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) funding by $43 million, Arts Advocacy Day is taking on an even more important role this year," said Segars as part of the announcement of his co-chairmanship. "We are encouraged that influential individuals in the arts, like Kevin Spacey, will be in Washington to help us underscore the importance of the arts to this country and the economy."

Ovation is an arts and culture channel that is available in 43 million households via a mix of cable, satellite and telco coverage, so defending the arts is also defending its charter and programming pipeline