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Comcast's Roberts among Execs Talking Budget with President

Comcast chairman Brian Roberts is one of the business leaders meeting with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday to talk about balancing economic growth and reducing the deficit, both keys to the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations between Congress and the White House.

Randall Stephenson, chairman of AT&T, and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will also be among the 14 execs at the meeting.

Roberts, a supporter of the president's, was also named in 2011 to the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

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.