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Michael S. Willner spent his entire career in the cable television industry. He co-founded Insight Communications in 1985 and served as its CEO, a director and vice chairman of the board until the company was sold to Time Warner Cable in February, 2012.

As a young boy in Miami, Florida, Michael had a fascination with the television business at a very early age. He often rode his bicycle to the local NBC affiliate after school where the staff allowed him to help out in the studio while they produced and aired a live children's puppet show and the local news. Michael began his career in 1974 as the program director and news reporter for a small suburban New York cable system after graduating from the Boston University College of Communications. Soon after, he shifted his focus to general management and eventually became the chief operating officer of Vision Cable Communications, a cable company owned by a division of Newhouse Newspapers.

After starting Insight Communications, Michael quickly developed his hands-on style of management as CEO. He is a firm believer in open, honest communication. He personally ensured that employees and customers were always well-informed and had input and influence over important Company decisions. This commitment led to a secondary career - that of a leading man in a number of Insight television commercials in which he comfortably played himself with a great sense of self-deprecating humor.

Michael also became very active in industry affairs and has been one of cable's most active and effective ambassadors on Capitol Hill, testifying regularly before Congress on industry issues and pending legislation. He has served two consecutive terms as chairman of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), the cable industry's trade lobby and currently served on its executive committee for many years. Michael also served as chairman of the board of the Cable Center from 2007 through 2011. He served on the executive committee of CableLabs; on the board of directors of C-SPAN, and the Walter Kaitz Foundation.

A recipient of the NCTA's 2004 Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership and a 2005 inductee into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, Michael has yet to achieve his greatest goal of winning an Emmy for his leading role in Insight's commercials.

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A lot of times, it will stop because you are wactihng the video faster than it can load. I'm not sure how you're wactihng it, so this may not be it. But if it's a Youtube situation, it helps to pause the video for a little while and wait for the entire video to load (or give it a good head start).


That's some good, sound advice. I never tried it, but I hear evnyoree rave about the service. I'm a YouTube man, myself. Bad quality, as compared to a DVD, but it'll suffice. I stopped watching TV when I was a teen (decades ago), and had a tube-type TV in the basement that I tried to dump for so long. Finally got rid of it without anyone in the house complaining, because TV is digital now (don't mention the analog to digital converter!). I might look into the streaming to computer…


Hey, long time fan of yours, pretty quiet about it tuhogh. Glad you made the move away from Gamespy. (You did, didn't you? Can I say that?) I haven't yet seen the movie, but I read the trilogy, and while I liked it quite a lot, I did feel like Katniss wasn't the best role model for anyone. She seems to be going around in a bit of a fog, which is understandable and even laudable, but she frequently makes choices in as anti-social a way as possible which add drama, but often make what could be difficult lessons in trust building into violent teenage angst. I am a fan of Collins, her Gregor the Overlander series is terrific, but I felt like she made Katniss needlessly untrusting and angsty. Take pretty much any interaction she has with Haymitch, Peeta or Gale as examples. In the books it doesn't feel like Katniss grows in character (although she does display a strong sense of right and wrong, albiet warped due to her reality) so much as she simply survives the events of the books as well as her own self-destructive tendencies.

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