Ralph Roberts, a businessman with a gentle demeanor who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into one of the nation’s largest entertainment companies, has died. He was 95.
Comcast VP On Stephanopoulos And Williams Controversies: ‘Just Because You Are A News Anchor Does Not Mean That You Are Not A Human Being’
David L. Cohen, the Senior Executive Vice President of Comcast said that with regards to ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos’ contributions to the Clinton Foundation, he is not “not going to declare myself the judicator of news ethics, the way that some others have…like Vanity Fair.”
It was just last month when the Nutter administration released results from a study showing more than a quarter of all Comcast customers in Philadelphia are dissatisfied with the cable and Internet provider.
Xfinity Share allows Comcast users to share important life events such as weddings or birthday from their smart phones to a TV, allowing friends and family to be “there,” even when they can’t be physically present.
Economist Chris Butler, of Butler Lans & Wagler, told Talk Radio 1210 WPHT that if he was the chairman and CEO of Comcast, he would “not be that disappointed” by the cancellation of the merger between Comcast and Time Warner.
Comcast has officially dropped its $45 billion takeover bid of Time Warner Cable.
Rich discussed the end of the merger between Comcast and Time Warner, Loretta Lynch being confirmed as the next Attorney General, and a drone strike killing two hostages held by Al-Qaeda.
Rich reacts to a security video of ESPN’s Britt McHenry going on a tirade against a parking lot employee, a waiter fired in Texas for identifying a table of customers as ‘5 Black Guys,’ and the latest on Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign. He talked to Cora Currier from the Intercept, vaping advocate Greg Conley, and bio-ethicist Art Caplan.
Rich details the latest on the killing of Walter Scott by a South Carolina police officer, a New Jersey bar losing its liquor license and a battle between Comcast and DirecTV. He also talked to Ronica Cleary from FOX 29’s Chasers, Dr. Mazz, and Dri. Michael Smith from La Salle University.
Dr. Michael Smith, Associate Professor of Communication at La Salle University, addressed DirecTV’s decision to end its advertising campaign featuring actor Rob Lowe after complaints leveled by Comcast.
Rich covers the case of a man killed by a police officer in South Carolina, the reaction to Rand Paul’s run for President, and the University of Michigan canceling a showing of American Sniper. He also talked to Shaneen Allen about her pardon from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Utah Senator Mike Lee about his new book, Our Lost Constitution.
City Council plans to hold a hearing on what some perceive to be foot-dragging by the Nutter Administration. At issue are looming negotiations between the city and Comcast on new franchise agreements in Philadelphia.
Rich covers Nevada Senator Harry Reid’s decision not to seek re-election, SEPTA agreeing to take anti-Muslim ads on their buses and a lawsuit that resulted from a negative online review. He also talked to Lenore Skenazy, author of the blog Free Range Kids.
Rich broadcasts from the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington DC and talks with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Amber Smith from Concerned Veterans for America, Arthur Brooks from the American Enterprise Institute, Carolyn Bolton from American Majority, and Grover Norquist from Americans for Tax Reform.
A plane towed a banner past company headquarters that said, “Comcast: Don’t Mess With the Internet.” It featured a picture of Grumpy Cat and the hashtags #SorryNotSorry and #NetNeutrality.