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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Robert Altman to address Roundtable on 10/8

ALBANY, NY – September 19, 2008 – Robert Altman, President and CEO of WMHT Educational Telecommunications, will address the first meeting of the Albany Roundtable’s 2008-2009 season on Wednesday, October 8.

Robert Altman has been at the helm of WMHT since December, 2007. WMHT provides public television and radio services that reach more than half a million households in Eastern New York and Western New England as well as a suite of educational services designed to enhance learning opportunities for the region’s residents.

Previously, Mr. Altman designed and directed the Public Television Major Giving Initiative, a project funded by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting to increase major and planned giving to public television stations.

Prior to his work in public broadcasting, Mr. Altman served as Managing Director of the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey and General Manager of the Pennsylvania Ballet. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Kenyon College, he holds a Masters Degree from the Catholic University of America.

The Roundtable’s Good Patroon Award will also be presented at the October Luncheon to Christine Miles, director of the Albany Institute of History and Art.

Reservations for the October 8 Luncheon are required by Monday, October 6 and can be made by calling 518-431-1440 (the reservations hotline of the Albany Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce) or by e-mail .

The cost of the Luncheon is $12 for those who register on or before October 6, and $15 at the door. The buffet lunch begins at 12:00 noon, and is held in the third floor former court room of the Old Federal Building, now part of SUNY Plaza at the foot of State Street.For additional information call Colleen Ryan at 518-462-1900 or visit