Why did NAMIC’s gala honor Comcast’s Brian Roberts last night in NYC with its 25th anniv award? It was thanks to white males Steve Burke and David Cohen, Roberts said. They ensured Comcast has diversity in urban systems that cater mainly to minority audiences. And they pushed Comcast to invest in channels like TV One and AZN. In fact, the day Comcast bought ATT Broadband was when Roberts & co decided to get involved with TV One. — On other fronts, Roberts urged the packed house of black-tied, upper echelon cable exces not to follow Wall St too closely and resist the temptation to cut capital spending. — Nice job by CNBC’s Donny Deutsch interviewing Roberts. We especially liked his "what the hell is Comcastic?" question. (Roberts’ answer: "You wish you’d thought of it.") And thanks to Deutsch we know Roberts’ grad school nickname: Disco Brian.

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