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Saturday, April 14, 2012 | 2 a.m.
2012 NAB conventionStars and technology come together at National Association of Broadcasters show
It's a debatable point: Are celebrities the star attraction at the National Association of Broadcasters convention, or is it the innovative technology on the floor of the annual trade show?
The answer will probably differ from person to person, but the 2012 convention will definitely bring some notable people to Las Vegas. Who's who at the NAB? Here's a short list:
Whether she's hosting "Saturday Night Live," starring in "Hot in Cleveland" or appearing in Super Bowl ads, it seems like Betty White is everywhere these days. She'll be in Las Vegas for the NAB show, as one of three celebrities being inducted into the organization's Broadcasting Hall of Fame. TV and film icon Garry Marshall and play-by-play announcer Bob Uecker also will be inducted. Strip headliner Donny Osmond, who hosts two internationally syndicated radio shows, will keynote the show’s radio industry luncheon.
On the heels of his deep-sea exploration in the Mariana Trench, the director will speak on advancements in three-dimensional technology in the film-making industry. Cameron also spoke at last year's convention.
The director of "The Hunger Games" will speak as part of the “Creative Masters Series” conference.
Not all of the notables are entertainment figures. Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, will address a session on regulatory issues, as will commissioners Robert McDowell and Mignon Clyburn.