The Roundtable was founded in 1972 by John Harper, the head of ALCOA Aluminum, and Fred Borch, CEO of General Electric, who were concerned about growing public hostility toward corporations as evidenced by support for government regulation of the workplace environment and about the power of unions to squeeze corporate profits in an increasingly competitive international market. The two CEOs talked with John Connally, President Nixon's Secretary of Treasury, and Arthur Burns, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, who advised them to set up a lobbying organization that would specifically represent large banks and corporations. Wikipedia*
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The Business Roundtable has 21 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was in a 1988, Presidential Speech. The year with the most videos was 2011 with three videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2009 with an average of 9,572 views per program. Most appearances with Barack Obama (5), John M. Engler (3), Bill Clinton (3). Most common tags: Federal Budget, U.S. Economy, Education Policy.