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CONTACT: Patrick Ross
September 14 , 2006
(202) 289-8928
Chairman Stevens to Speak at PFF CEO Luncheon
Senate Commerce Committee Leader to Precede Comcast CEO Brian Roberts

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Chairman Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) has been added to the agenda of the latest CEO Luncheon hosted by The Progress & Freedom Foundation. Stevens will be the initial speaker, preceding Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts at the September 21st luncheon from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. The Chairman's speech comes at a time when Stevens is seeking support for a floor vote on a comprehensive communications reform bill that cleared his committee.

"We are pleased to add Chairman Stevens to our agenda," said PFF President Daniel W. Caprio, Jr. "No one has worked harder in this Congress to update antiquated laws and regulations overseeing the communications industry, and we look forward to hearing what he has to say."

Stevens holds the title of Senate President Pro Tempore and is third in line for succession to the presidency. He became Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee in January of 2005, and previously he had been Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. He has also chaired the Senate's Ethics, Rules, and Governmental Affairs Committees. He has served in the Senate for 37 years, the longest of any current Republicans.

Stevens' speech will precede that of Roberts, who runs a Fortune 100 company serving 23.3 million customers, including 11 million digital cable, 10 million high-speed Internet and 1.6 million voice subscribers. After his speech, Roberts will take questions from three financial analysts: Aryeh B. Bourkoff, Managing Director of Media/ Communications/ Entertainment Equity & Fixed Income Research at UBS Investment Research; Blair Levin, Managing Director, Telecommunications, Tech and Media Regulatory Analyst, Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated; and Craig E. Moffett, Vice President and Senior Analyst, U.S. Cable and Satellite Broadcasting at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Audience Q&A will conclude the event. The CEO Luncheon will be moderated by Raymond Gifford, PFF Adjunct Fellow and Partner at the law firm of Kamlet, Shepherd & Reichert.

The event will be held September 21st, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm in the Capital Hilton's South American Room, located at 1001 16th Street, NW in Washington, D.C. Those interested in attending the event can register online. Questions regarding the event should be directed to Eileen Goulding at 202-289-8928 or Members of the media should contact Patrick Ross at 202-289-8928 or

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.



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