Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva reports that Jeff Zucker, executive producer of the decently-rated if not world-beating new talk show Katie, may already be on his way out; the former NBC chief is said to be a candidate to take over CNN when current president Jim Walton’s contract expires at year’s end.
Mr. Zucker, who worked Read More
Former NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker will be honored at the Center for Communication’s Annual Luncheon on Nov. 1, according to an update on the center’s website. At the ceremony Zucker will receive the Frank Stanton award for his work in media.
Zucker’s current work in media, however, is a bit up in the Read More
The prince most often associated with polo is Harry, but at last night’s private screening of Secretariat in Wainscott, the prince getting all the polo players’ attention was Rare Prince, a handsome chestnut steed and a great-grandson of the triple-crown winner whose story the soon-to-be released Disney film chronicles. The kind-eyed horse, a former racehorse Read More
“Nobody is entitled to any job. Having said that, there’s probably never been a better time to be in this role at NBC Universal. Things are going incredibly well, and I’m excited to continue doing that, and looking forward to continuing to do that for quite some time.” — NBC Universal CEO Jeff Read More
Let the record show that Al Franken, freshman senator from Minnesota, bears little resemblance to Al Franken, onetime Saturday Night Live funnyman. At an otherwise genteel subcommittee grilling of the top executives from NBC Universal and Comcast over their proposed media mega-merger last week, Mr. Franken had none of the self-doubt of his famously sheepish Read More
Jay Leno jammed his hands in his suit pockets. He looked up at the crowd. No matter how much your network mucks things up, Mr. Leno had learned long ago, you still have to entertain the audience. After all, jokes about Tiger Woods’ penis don’t tell themselves.
“This week, the video game publisher Electronic Arts Read More
In the month of December, for the first time in modern history, CBS’ flagship station in New York, WCBS-2, scored a major victory at 11 p.m.—surging ahead among late night news viewers, and winning the entire month in total households with a 4.9 rating, narrowly topping the formidable WABC-7 newscast (4.8 rating) and trouncing Sue Read More
Ted Harbert knows what it feels like to miss out narrowly on a top entertainment job at NBC.
In the winter of 2000, Mr. Harbert was running NBC Studios in L.A. when network bosses passed him over (along with a field of other strong potential candidates) and announced that a young news producer named Jeff Read More
Happy holidays, NBC!
Today, National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET-CWA) Local 11, which represents several thousand employees at NBC Universal, announced that they are celebrating the holidays at NBC by launching a web site, http://NBCStoleChristmas.com, highlighting “the ‘Grinch’ within NBC” and threatening to disrupt the network’s 12th annual “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” Read More
“The beauty of this show is that it’s got content from all over the NBC Universal platforms,” said Matt Glassman.
It was Wednesday afternoon, and Mr. Glassman, a senior producer of content at NBC’s local owned-and-operated station in Washington D.C., was on the phone with The Observer talking about a newfangled, pioneering-type show called Daily Read More