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Thompson Hosts Roundtable On New York State's Entertainment Industry Investments


“Our goal is to get these respective companies to comply with a decency public policy statement… We will not beg companies that we invest with to do the right thing; if they do not want to comply, then we will seek those that want to be responsible.”

The Senator will be available for comments and questions afterwards.

New York State holds investments in the following entertainment companies:

4 Kids Entertainment; Alfred R. Kahr, Chairman and CEO $349,056
Clear Channel Communications, Inc.; L. Lowry Mays,
Chairman $57,693,421
CBS Corporation; Sumner M. Redstone, Executive Chairman $107,236,840
Comcast Corporation; Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO$316,603,590
The DIRECTV Group, Inc.; K. Rupert Murdock, Chairman$69,240,239
General Electric Company; Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chairman and CEO $1,318,542,721
Live Nation, Inc.; Randall T. Mays, Chairman $2,368,152
News Corporation; K. Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO $189,629,325
Radio One, Inc.; Catherine Liggins Hughes, Chairperson and Secretary $841,488
The E.W. Scripps Company; William R. Burleigh, Chairman $12,920,290
Sony Corporation; Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman and CEO $35,854,674
Time Warner, Inc.; Richard D. Parsons, Chairman and CEO $305,854,674
Viacom, Inc.; Sumner M. Redstone, Executive Chairman $110,023,105
The Walt Disney Company; John E. Pepper, Jr., Chairman $281,019,558
Westwood One, Inc.; Norman Pattiz, Chairman $1,752,975
Entercom Communications Corporation; Joseph M. Field, Chairman $2,834,304

TOTAL $2,812,764,412