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NBC NEWS LAUNCHES IPAD APP

May 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS News may have been first when it came to developing an app for the iPad that allows users to watch its news coverage on demand, but NBC, which boasts nearly twice the number of viewers for its nightly newscast, has now developed a similar app that anchor Brian Williams describes this way: “This app […]

BRIAN WILLIAMS SET TO DEBUT IN PRIMETIME

May 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC, which leads in news programming while nearly all of its entertainment shows continue to languish, is planning to launch a new primetime magazine program hosted by NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, the Wall Street Journal reported today (Friday), citing two people familiar with the matter. NBC’s Dateline series has managed to produce solid […]

DID NBC REJECT CRITICAL STORY ABOUT ITS CO-OWNER?

March 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC News is being taken to task for failing to mention on its nightly newscast the disclosure that General Electric, which earned $14.2 billion in worldwide profits last year ($5.1 million in the U.S.), paid nothing in federal taxes. Late-night talk-show host Jon Stewart was all over the omission earlier this week, and the Washington […]

MONEY-LOSING FOOTBALL, OLYMPICS IFFY ON NBC

February 17, 2011 by · 5 Comments 

On the day that Comcast reported fourth-quarter earnings that exceeded analysts’ expectations, the company indicated that it intended to institute some serious belt-tightening at its newly acquired NBC Universal subsidiary. In a conference call, Steve Burke, the new CEO of NBC Universal, said that for now, he intends on focusing on the profitable cable channels […]

EX-NBC CHIEF WANTED HUFFINGTON

February 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Former NBC chief Jeff Zucker said Monday that he had tried to acquire the liberal-leaning Huffington Post and position it as an adjunct to cable network MSNBC. Speaking at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center, he noted that currently MSNBC.com does not share the “distinct point of view” of the cable channel but instead reflects the neutral position […]

WHY DID OLBERMANN LEAVE MSNBC?

January 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The sudden departure of Keith Olbermann from MSNBC became the subject of TV columnists and a topic of discussion on television talk shows over the weekend, even as Olbermann and MSNBC declined to respond to questions about it. In his parting statement Olbermann remarked cryptically that anyone who has “been told what I have been […]

OLBERMANN STUNS VIEWERS, LEAVES MSNBC

January 21, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In an exit announcement made all the more surprising by the fact that no reasons for it were advanced, Keith Olbermann said at the end of tonight’s (Friday) show that it would be his last on MSNBC. He did not indicate whether he had quit or had been fired but hinted at the former, saying: […]

NETWORKS DRASTICALLY CUT BACK FOREIGN NEWS COVERAGE

December 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

With the major television networks’ news divisions shutting down many of their overseas bureaus to cut costs and ignoring significant foreign news events because of the lack of resources to cover them, the combined number of minutes devoted to international news has fallen from 4,828 in 1989 to 2,070 in 2009, according to the Tyndall […]

CONAN’S SHOW TOO FAMILIAR? MAYBE THAT’S THE WAY IT SHOULD BE

November 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Although the critics’ principal complaint about Conan O’Brien’s new show has been that it failed to innovate and dragged out just another tired, late-night-talk-show format, a veteran network executive has maintained that viewers demand such a format. In an interview with Reuters, Richard Wald, who served stints as president of ABC News and NBC News […]

OLBERMANN’S SUSPENSION LASTS TWO DAYS

November 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Keith Olbermann is not going to be fired. MSNBC President Phil Griffin said on Sunday that he will lift Olbermann’s suspension on Tuesday, adding that keeping him off the air for two days was appropriate punishment for his violating NBC News policy banning on-air personalities from contributing to partisan political campaigns without permission. Olbermann reportedly […]

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