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The Echo Star Deal

by AirTalk

Powerful members of Congress, business rivals, consumers advocates, and even the investing public are raising questions about EchoStar Communications' $25 million deal to acquire Hughes Electronics. Larry Mantle talks about the anti-trust implications of the deal and the response by satellite companies and cable operators to EchoStar's bid to purchase Direct TV with KPCC entertainment expert Brad Pomerance and L.A. Business Week Bureau Chief Ron Grover.

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