The Cable Show 2013 Chairman’s Reception

At the chairman’s reception for the NCTA convention, SpongeBob SquarePants, with his escort on the right, was the most colorful guest at the party. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The amiable stars of Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott, spent most of the time at the party posing for photos with fans. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Ricky Schroder, soon to appear in a Hallmark Movie Channel production, was also popular with fans. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

At the National Portrait Gallery party, Naomi Judd poses for a photo with Ricky Schroder and his family. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

On the red carpet at the Cable Show party: cable executives Abbe Raven of A&E Networks, Michael Powell of NCTA, Nancy Dubuc of A&E, Anna Ortiz of the cable show Devious Maids, and actress Susan Lucci. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Mark Cuban, in his trademark polo shirt, owns a cable channel as well as the Dallas Mavericks. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Ion Television president Doug Holloway with FCC commissioner Mignon Clyburn. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

A view of the party in the Kogod Auditorium of the National Portrait Gallery. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The large window overlooking the Cable Show party and, up close, the faces gazing out at the goings-on. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

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