M-I-C ... See Ya Real Soon?

A cable guy covets the Magic Kingdom--but don't expect Disney's powerful CEO to go without a fight

Is this a good time to talk?" Brian Roberts asks. The CEO of Comcast, the largest cable company in the U.S., is on the phone for a quick interview before jetting off to meet with investors and pitch his latest gambit: a $66 billion hostile takeover of the Walt Disney Co.

He had just asked that very question, after a fashion, of Disney CEO Michael Eisner. "I asked Michael, did he see a scenario where we can do this together?" Roberts recalls of their phone conversation. He won't characterize the rest of their chat, although you don't have to be...

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