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December 22, 2011

Time Warner Cable Names Winners of Connect a Million Minds' Super Connector Search

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

Time Warner (News - Alert) Cable has announced the national and People's Choice winner of its Super Connector Search contest.

The national winner of the contest was the local Super Connector for Dallas, Cherri Rowe. A panel of expert judges picked Rowe's entry among the 21 local finalists across Time Warner Cable markets. After already receiving $5,000 for her work with the organization, Rowe will receive an additional $10,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas as the national winner, the company stated in a press release.

“The Super Connector Search has been a great success in communities across our footprint," said Tessie Topol, Time Warner Cable Senior Director, Philanthropic Strategy and Community Affairs. "This is a proud moment for us in recognizing Cherri, Anna and all of the finalists for their continuous efforts in raising awareness of the importance of STEM in the lives of young people and our nation.”

To shoot her own public service announcement (PSA) that will be featured across Time Warner Cable's national footprint, Rowe will be flown to Los Angeles, along with a guest. In addition, Cherri will receive a year of Time Warner Cable service. Through online voting, the local Super Connector for San Diego County, Anna C. Lozar, of Carlsbad was selected as the People's Choice winner. For the Carlsbad Education Foundation (CEF), Anna will receive an additional $10,000.

Recently, the company pulled the plug on MSG’s FUSE music channel adding to the ongoing negotiation battle. The two companies have had ongoing negotiations for the past two years; however, if no resolution is found before Dec. 31, MSG will be dropped from Time Warner. Currently MSG, and MSG+, its sports network, is host to the NBA New York Knicks and the NHL’s New York Rangers and Islanders, New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf