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NAB Show Welcome

Get your Monday motivation with NAB President and CEO Gordon H. Smith!

Join us as NAB President and CEO Gordon H. Smith welcomes attendees to the 2020 NAB Show, the world’s largest and most comprehensive convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. This session will include Smith’s State of the Broadcast Industry remarks, a keynote conversation with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and the presentation of the Distinguished Service Award.

In his address, Smith will highlight 100 years of broadcasters’ ingenuity, public service and innovation, as well as their timeless commitment to providing the most trusted news, a lifeline during times of crisis and the music, entertainment and sports that keep us connected to our communities. In addition, Smith will address the policies impacting the future and success of broadcast radio and television stations.

NAB will honor Jim Henson, the artist, innovator and visionary creator of the Muppets, with the Distinguished Service Award posthumously. The award will be accepted by two of Henson’s children who continue to run The Jim Henson Company, Brian Henson, chairman of the board, and Lisa Henson, CEO and president.

FCC Chairman Pai will join Smith on stage to discuss the issues before the FCC that impact the broadcasting industry, including spectrum policy and media ownership.

Content from this program is now available to watch free on-demand on NAB Show Express.