09/03/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rahm Emanuel Called Media CEOs Personally To Lobby For Obama Airtime

Rather than calling ABC, the White House chief of staff phoned Bob Iger, chief executive of parent company Disney. Instead of contacting NBC, Emanuel went to Jeffrey Immelt, the chief executive of General Electric. He also spoke with Les Moonves, the chief executive of CBS, the company spun off from Viacom.

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