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The Case for the AT&T-Time Warner Deal

The CEOs of the two companies argue that their merger is good for consumers — and competition

Published 5 years ago on Dec 03, 2016 5 minutes Read
Photographs by WSJ/ Nikki Ritcher

AT&T Inc’s proposed $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc is one of the biggest media mergers in years. Randall Stephenson, chief executive officer of AT&T, and Jeff Bewkes, chairman and CEO of Time Warner, sat down with The Wall Street Journal deputy editor in chief Rebecca Blumenstein to make the case for why the combination is good for consumers and should be cleared by regulators. Edited excerpts follow: