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NBC INSTALLS BRIT AS NBC NEWS PRESIDENT

May 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC confirmed today (Monday) that it has gone outside its own news organization to hire a new president of NBC News. She is Deborah Turness, former editor of Britain’s ITV News, who replaces Steve Capus. The announcement was made by Patricia Fili-Krushel, chairman of NBCUniversal News Group. Turness will oversee all of NBC’s news programming, […]

NBC NEWS CHIEF STEPPING DOWN

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

With more than two years remaining on a contract that he signed last year, Steve Capus announced today (Friday) that he is stepping down as president of NBC News, a position he has held since 2005. He had been appointed to the post by Jeff Zucker, who was then NBC Universal’s CEO. Following Capus’s resignation, […]

IS NBC NEWS SHILLING FOR NBC OLYMPICS?

July 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC News is being taken to task for devoting an unprecedented amount of coverage on its newscasts to the Olympic Games as its associated network entertainment, cable and Internet siblings blanket the games with coverage of every event. “There’s no excuse for this,” Andrew Tyndall, publisher of the Tyndall Report, which tracks network news, told […]

VETERAN NEWSMAN DOCTORED 911 TAPE, NBC ADMITS

April 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A “seasoned” NBC News producer was responsible for deleting a segment of the 911 call between a police dispatcher and George Zimmerman so as to suggest that Zimmerman may have targeted teenager Trayvon Martin because he was black, Reuters reported Thursday night, citing two sources at the network. The wire service said that the network […]

NBC APOLOGIZES FOR DOCTORED 911 TAPE IN TRAYVON MARTIN REPORT

April 4, 2012 by · 4 Comments 

NBC has ignited a furor over what it admitted was “an error made in the production process” on its news programs last week, when a tape of a police dispatcher’s conversation with George Zimmerman, the accused killer of Trayvon Martin, was edited in such a way as to make it sound as if Zimmerman might […]

BROKAW ASKS ROMNEY TO REMOVE AD

January 30, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw has voiced his strong objection to a new campaign ad by Mitt Romney whose sole content is Brokaw’s January 21, 1997 report on NBC Nightly News about the House vote censuring Newt Gingrich for ethics violations. “I am extremely uncomfortable with the extended use of my personal image in […]

REPORT: NBC NEWS PRODUCER AIMS TO LAND CASEY ANTHONY INTERVIEW

October 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

An NBC News producer has approached literary agents, advising them that if he could land a book deal for Casey Anthony, she would agree to give the network a one-hour interview that would run during primetime on NBC and be excerpted for the network’s Today show, according to gossip website TMZ, which cited no sources. […]

AL-JAZEERA AHEAD OF U.S. NETWORKS IN REPORTING GADHAFI DEATH

October 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Once again, it was al-Jazeera that was far ahead of all other news organizations in reporting on the death of Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi. While some U.S. networks were waiting for confirmation of reports that Gadhafi had been killed, al-Jazeera was already airing cell-hone footage of Gadhafi’s body being dragged through the streets near his […]

NBC’S DATELINE USES ITS FACEBOOK FANS AS FOCUS GROUP

September 22, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In a move that will no doubt rile many traditional journalists who often see their job as providing information that their readers or viewers need to know about, producers of NBC’s news magazine Dateline are seeking to determine what they want to know about. As reported by Advertising Age, Dateline personnel have been studying the […]

NBC NEWS HIT BY HACKER; FBI INVESTIGATES

September 12, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The FBI is investigating the hacking of NBC News’s Twitter account on Friday by a group that posted false news reports claiming that a hijacked plane crashed into Ground Zero in New York. (The initial report read: “Breaking News! Ground Zero has just been attacked. Flight 5736 has crashed into the site, suspected hijacking. more […]

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