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June TCA Newsletter

In cities and towns across Texas, local cable operators and their employees make their communities a better place to live. Cable companies not only make financial and in-kind donations to numerous civic and charitable organizations, but employees volunteer thousands of hours of their time each year. Check out the latest cable industry community initiatives below.

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June Programming Highlights

This June, don’t miss the exclusive television premiere of The Legend of 5 Mile Cave on INSP! The film follows a mysterious drifter who bonds with a boy over tales of the West. Past and present collide when a crooked lawman appears seeking long-lost gold. Stars Adam Baldwin (The Last Ship, Full Metal Jacket, The Patriot), Jeremy Sumpter (Peter Pan, Soul Surfer), Jill Wagner (Braven, Christmas Cookies), and Jet Jurgensmeyer (Last Man Standing, American Sniper). The movie premieres Sunday, June 9th at 7 pm CT with an encore showing on Saturday, June 29th at 7 pm CT!


Ghostbusters: Behind Closed Doors
Sunday, June 2 at 8pm CST
Ghostbusters: Behind Closed Doors hosted by Natalie Morales goes inside the movie with the real stories from stars Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver and Ernie Hudson. See the surprising backstories and how cast and crew held it together making the movie in blistering time. Cast and crew also reflect on the impact and legacy of the late Harold Ramis whose quirky Egon Spangler touched an entire fan base. Included are interviews from Ghostbusters super fan Al Roker, Harold Ramis’ daughter Violet Ramis Stiel, author and podcast host James Andrew Miller and director Ivan Reitman.
https://www.reelz.com/ghostbusters-behind-closed-doors/

Elton John: Ten Days That Rocked
Sunday, June 9 at 8pm CST
The two hour documentary Elton John: Ten Days That Rocked lifts the lid on one of the most iconic singers, songwriters and performers of all time with a look at the most powerful moments that molded his career and identity. Elton Highlights each moment in his own words as he reflects on each major milestone that altered the trajectory of his life. Becoming an Oscar winner, being knighted by the Queen and having more than 300 million records sold are just a few of the highlights that made Elton John’s half-century-long career legendary.

Breaking The Band
Sunday, June 16 at 8pm CST
In all new hour-long episodes of Breaking the Band see the battling egos, power struggles and inter-band rivalries that split up Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses, Smashing Pumpkins, the Spice Girls and New Kids on the Block among others. From crippling drug addictions and creative differences to scandalous affairs, shady business dealings and overdoses on fame Breaking the Band uncovers the incredible true stories by recreating the key moments the cameras missed in addition to using rare band interviews and off-stage footage to piece together each dramatic tale.
https://www.reelz.com/breaking-the-band/

The Michael Jackson Story
Sunday, June 23 at 8pm CST
At his sudden death at just 50 years old Michael Jackson had spent nearly 40 of those years in the public spotlight, but for decades the megastar was embroiled in a series of controversies that would reignite a decade later. In The Michael Jackson Story host Natalie Morales explores the King of Pop’s life, career and many eccentricities as well as his complicated legacy. Included is a look at Jackson’s years as a childhood prodigy and the fascinating backstories for hit albums Off the Wall and Thriller. Interviews include Jackson family publicist Steve Manning, Michael Jackson’s former choreographer Travis Payne, friend Bryan Michael Stoller, former VP of publicity at Epic Records Susan Blond, New York Times music writer Jim Farber and “We Are the World” tour organizer Ken Kragen among others.

Farrah Fawcett: Behind Closed Doors
Monday, June 24 at 8pm CST
With a famous head of hair, that legendary red bathing suit poster and a starring role on the massive hit TV show Charlie’s Angels Farrah Fawcett secured her place among the stars. Hosted by Natalie Morales Farrah Fawcett: Behind Closed Doors is a look at the life and legacy of the original angel and poster-girl-next-door revealing the real story of a star never destined to play by anyone else’s rules. From the unexpected moves she makes in her career to the men she gave her heart to, hear Fawcett in her own words describe how she managed super stardom, relationships, becoming a mother and confronting her devastating cancer diagnosis.
https://www.reelz.com/behind-closed-doors/

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SPECTRUM MOBILE EXPANDS ‘BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE’ OPTIONS

Charter Communications, Inc., today announced an expansion of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program to all of its sales channels. Now, customers can activate select iPhones and Samsung devices on Spectrum Mobile by visiting Spectrum Mobile retail store locations or SpectrumMobile.com, or by calling 1-855-892-2072.

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May TCA Newsletter

In cities and towns across Texas, local cable operators and their employees make their communities a better place to live. Cable companies not only make financial and in-kind donations to numerous civic and charitable organizations, but employees volunteer thousands of hours of their time each year. Check out the latest cable industry community initiatives below.

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MEET TCA’S CAPITOL TEAM

The Texas Cable Association’s staff – with decades of combined policy experience – will represent and advocate for cable and telecommunications issues at the Texas Capitol during the 86th legislative session. 

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86th TEXAS LEGISLATURE CONVENES

In the not-too-distant past, a Texan interested in activity at the Texas Capitol had to travel to Austin (quite a distance from some parts of our massive state) to watch it live or rely on media coverage to hear what happened afterward. Today, it’s just a matter of a few clicks of the computer keyboard or picking up a mobile device.

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