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Meet DirecTV’s New Boss: AT&T Chief Randall Stephenson

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    Meet DirecTV’s New Boss: AT&T Chief Randall Stephenson

    The architect of AT&T’s takeover of DirecTV is an Oklahoma native who first joined Ma Bell two years before the federal government broke up the telephone giant’s monopoly in 1984.

    AT&T chairman-CEO Randall Stephenson is routinely described in press profiles as “easy-going” and low-key. His Sooner State lilt gives him a folksy accent compared to media execs rooted on the coasts. But Stephenson made it clear in a conference call with investors Monday to sell the $67 billion DirecTV takeover that he is no rube when it comes to evaluating the future of a fast-changing media landscape....

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