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Gerry Lenfest, Hall of Famer

H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest — Washington and Lee alumnus, benefactor and former trustee — received another major honor recently, when The Cable Center inducted him into the 2012 Cable Hall of Fame.

A committee of industry peers and leaders chooses honorees based on their outstanding dedication to and impact on the cable industry. Among the other 2012 Hall of Famers are newsman and talk show host Larry King and Debra L. Lee, chairman and CEO of BET Networks.

In a video tribute to Gerry (Classes of 1953, 1955 Law) as part of the induction ceremonies, Brian Roberts, chairman and CEO of Comcast, said that Gerry is “so persuasive. He’s clearly smarter than almost anybody I’ve ever met. He was a lawyer, he’s a businessman, he’s an entrepreneur. Now, of course, he’s one of the great philanthropists in America.”

The short video below includes an interview with Gerry that’s well worth watching: