Comcast governance not independent

February 2004
Daily Variety;2/17/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 36, p5
Trade Publication
Details the results of a corporate governance test administered by Corporate Library to Comcast, a cable television operator interested in acquiring Walt Disney Co. Views that all of Comcast's directors either work for the company or have business ties to it; Allegations that CEO Brian Roberts exerts too much control over the company; Issue of dual-class stock structure for the company.


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