The National Association of Broadcasters reacted with sadness to news of the death of Sen. Ted Stevens.
NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith issued a statement, recalling that he had served with Stevens on the Senate Commerce Committee, which Stevens chaired from 2005-2007. NAB noted that Stevens had worked as a lawyer in Anchorage as an attorney for the Alaska Broadcasters Association, and drafted that group's articles of incorporation 46 years ago.
"Senator Stevens was a towering figure in the U.S. Senate and shepherded some of the most important communications legislation through Congress during his tenure on the Senate Commerce Committee. Broadcasters have lost a friend, but America has lost a war hero and a legislative giant. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and fellow Alaskans," Smith said.
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