Brian Williams on Comcast Deal: ‘So This is My Fault’

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By Chris Ariens

The LATimes’ Joe Flint has a brief readout on Jeff Zucker’s town hall meeting yesterday at 30 Rock with his soon-to-be new bosses from Comcast: the Roberts — father and son — Comcast COO Steve Burke, to whom Zucker will report directly, and GE CEO Jeff Immelt, who can go back to worrying about jet engines, refrigerators, credit services and PreDictor plates.

Asked why this deal was being done now, General Electric’s Immelt talked about frequently watching Brian Williams on NBC News and hearing about how much stronger the international marketplace was getting and figuring this was a good time to do a deal to focus GE resources elsewhere. Williams then got a hold of a microphone and quipped: “So this is my fault.” That brought the house down and Zucker thanked “Tom Brokaw” for his question.