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PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR FOR LDS CHURCH ELECTED TO LEAD MEMBERSHIP BOARD OF INTERFAITH CABLE COALITION INC.

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Bruce L. Olsen, managing director of public affairs for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been elected chairman of the membership board of the National Interfaith Cable Coalition Inc.

The LDS Church is a charter member of the coalition, which represents more than 60 faiths. NICC owns and operates Vision Interfaith Satellite Network (VISN), which provides programming for cable television's Faith & Values Channel.The channel reaches nearly 21 million households on more than 1,350 cable systems serving more than 4,600 communities nationwide.

Olsen succeeds Ann Gillies, a representative of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., and will head the board during 1995 and 1996.

Other new officers include: Will Bane, vice chairman, and Marjorie Wyler, secretary. Bane represents the United Methodist Church, Nashville, Tenn., and Wyler of the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York City, represents the Jewish faith.

Olsen has been serving as secretary of the NICC membership board. He is also a member of the executive committee of the Religious Alliance Against Pornography and serves as chairman of the alliance's national education plan.

Olsen, 55, lives in Orem. A native of Orangeville, Emery County, Olsen holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Brigham Young University. He and his wife, Christine, are the parents of five children.