Franken Asks DOJ To Probe Comcast NBC-Exec Picks

Law360, New York (November 22, 2010, 6:51 PM EST) -- Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., asked federal antitrust regulators Monday to examine whether Comcast Corp. jumped the gun by announcing its proposed leadership for NBC Universal Inc. before the cable giant's $37 billion deal to take control of NBC has gone through.

The senator wrote to Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust Christine Varney, urging her to probe whether Comcast ran afoul of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act when its proposed CEO for NBC announced the company's picks for NBC's senior management positions.

In late September, Comcast said...
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