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President Makes Vineyard Visit To Comcast's Brian Roberts

President Barack Obama attended a reception at the home of Comcast Chairman Brian Roberts Sunday night (Aug. 21), according to various reports confirmed by a White House spokesperson.A Comcast spokesperson referred us to the White House for details, but the White House was not commenting on the visit, referring B&C to pool reports the White House had circulated to the general press list, including B&C.

Those reports generally talked about a bumpy car ride and a stakeout some distance from Roberts’ West Tisbury home on Martha’s Vineyward. The President has been vacationing on the Vineyward, getting as much R&R as the “Leader of the Free World” can amidst debt crises and Libyan turmoil.

While it appeared to be a social call, Roberts is on the President’s Council On Jobs & Competitiveness, which is chaired by Jeffrey Immelt, chairman of GE, Comcast’s partner in the NBCU joint venture.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.