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 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
Looks like the buyout offers are coming early this year at 30 Rock.
The Observer has learned that in recent days NBC Universal executives have approached a large number of employees across its news divisions and bureaus, announcing that the company is looking for unspecified number of staffers to take voluntary buyouts. In a series Read More
Diller, Murdoch, Zucker Friend Each Other at Internet Week Soiree: An Observer photo gallery Read More
Could the station that 30 years ago gave birth to the “Live at Five” news format now be plotting the eventual demise of the early evening news genre?
Rumors are currently swirling at WNBC-4, NBC’s flagship station in New York, that executives at NBC Universal are considering the creation of a daily 5 p.m. lifestyle Read More
You would think that a book sporting the subtitle How Successful People Do It—And What We Can Learn From Them is about being hideously successful and how to get there. But at the book party for What Makes You Tick? Wednesday Night at the Condé Nast Building, co-author Michael Berland made sure to Read More
There’s nothing like gallons of sweat to bring people closer, and so Allure magazine editor Linda Wells, film producer Jane Rosenthal, Fox 5 news anchor Rosanna Scotto and NBC CEO Jeff Zucker’s wife, Caryn, spin together at trendy Upper West Side gym Soul Cycle, which offers classes with names like Soul Survivor and Soul Burn. Read More
On Friday, Dec. 5, a crowd of anchors, reporters, producers and executives from New York’s WNBC-4 was gathering in the long early-morning shadow of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree for its annual taping of a holiday singalong that has served for years now as the station’s local promotional holiday-season piece.
Historically, the singalongs have Read More
Last night, The New York Times‘ Bill Carter broke the news that NBC will be moving Jay Leno to 10 p.m. in 2009.
According to Mr. Carter:
The new show, which will begin next fall, is expected to be set in Mr. Leno’s longtime studio in Burbank, Calif. Mr. Leno is expected to Read More