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FREEZE FRAME -- JUNE 1, 2015

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At Time Warner Cable’s “Party in the Infield” at the NASCAR All-Star Race (l. to r.): Christy Goulas, director, distribution marketing, Fox Networks; Rachel Mehaffie, manager, distribution, Fox Networks; NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne; and Kristin Malaspina, VP, partnership marketing, TWC.
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Bob Thorpe, longtime production manager with the NCTA, cuts a cake served to celebrate his retirement following a 50-year career with the trade group.
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(From l.): Dan Bucatinsky, Michael Patrick King, Laura Silverman, Lisa Kudrow, Robert Michael Morris and Lance Barber at “PaleyLive: An Evening with The Comeback” honoring the HBO series at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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At the International Biscuit Festival in Knoxville, Tenn. (l. to r.): Annette Brun, VP, cause marketing, Scripps Networks Interactive; Colby Gallahar, cause marketing coordinator, Scripps; Elane Streno, executive director of Second Harvest, which received a $10,000 donation from Scripps’s Food Network and Cooking Channel; and “Biscuit Boss” John Craig.
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Mark Greatrex (l.), chief marketing and sales officer, Cox, and John Lansing, chairman, CTAM, meet before Greatrex’s recent presentation to NCTA staff on cable marketing issues.
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At The Weather Channel’s annual “Wine and Weather” event at INTX in Chicago (l. to r.): Andrew Rosenberg, Time Warner Cable; Jennifer Dangar, Weather; and Sam Champion, host and managing editor of Weather’s AMHQ.
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At the Disney Channel Presents the Radio Disney Music Awards telecast in Los Angeles: Sloan Peterson; David Ambroz, director, corporate citizenship and social responsibility, Disney; Maryah Sullivan; Jennifer Lopez, who helped Disney present a $25,000 grant to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America; and Phil Guerin, VP, programming and general manager, Disney.
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At MSNBC and Comcast’s “Know Your Value” event in Philadelphia (rear, l. to r.): Irene Neveil, Harmelin Media; Meaghan Karn, EP Henry; Jennifer Lucas, Cadient; Terri Stinson, Comcast Spotlight; Kevin Blute, NBCUniversal; and Leigh Sauter, Comcast Spotlight. Front (l. to r.): Kelse Purpura, NBCU; Victoria Cianciulli, Comcast Spotlight; Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe; Michelle Snyder, PepsiCo; and Merry Heim, Harmelin Media.
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Honoree Christine Driessen (l.), EVP and chief financial officer, ESPN; and John Skipper, president of ESPN and co-chairman, Disney Media Networks, at the UJA-Federation of New York’s Sports for Youth Luncheon.
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At the Chairman’s Reception at INTX in Chicago (l. to r.): Alfred Liggins, chairman and CEO, TV One; Michael Powell, president and CEO, NCTA; and Brad Siegel, president, TV One.
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At the INTX Chairman’s Reception in Chicago (l. to r.): D’Angela Proctor, TV One; Paula Jai Parker of TV One’s Hollywood Divas; Roland Martin of News One Now; Golden Brooks of Hollywood Divas; Mignon Clyburn, FCC commissioner; and Chanelle Hardy, chief of staff and media legal adviser to Clyburn.
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At Turner’s upfront at New York’s Theater at Madison Square Garden (l. to r.): Seth Green; Anderson Cooper; Samantha Bee; Kevin Reilly, president, TBS and TNT, and chief content officer, Turner Entertainment; David Levy, president, Turner; Charles Barkley; Donna Speciale, president, Turner Ad Sales; Billy Eichner; John Martin, chairman and CEO, Turner; Eric Dane; and Jeff Zucker, president, CNN Worldwide.
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At NBCUniversal’s Hispanic Group upfront presentation in New York (l. to r.): telenovela star Kate del Castillo, and Joe Uva, chairman, Hispanic Enterprises and Content, NBCUniversal.
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(From l.): Andy Cohen, host, Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live; Linda Yaccarino, chairman, advertising sales and client partnerships, NBCUniversal; Nick Cannon of Oxygen’s Next Gen Boss; Bonnie Hammer, chairman, NBCU Cable Entertainment; and Giuliana Rancic of E! News at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s upfront at New York’s Javits Center.

Mike Demenchuk has served as content manager of Broadcasting+Cable and Multichannel News since 2016. After stints as reporter and editor at Adweek, The Bond Buyer and local papers in New Jersey, he joined the staff of Multichannel News in 1999 as assistant managing editor and has served as the cable trade publication's managing editor since 2005. He edits copy and writes headlines for both the print magazine and website, wrangles the occasional e-newsletter and reviews TV shows from time to time. He's also the guy to bother with your guest blog, Fates & Fortunes and Freeze Frame submissions.