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NBC
The NBC "peacock" logo.
Type Broadcast radio network
television network
Country United States
Availability National; also distributed in Canada and northern Mexico
Founder David Sarnoff
Owner NBC Universal Inc. (General Electric and Vivendi)
Key people Bob Wright, CEO
Jeff Zucker, President, NBCU Television Group
Steve Capus, President, NBC News
Dick Ebersol, Chairman, NBC Sports
Launch date November 15, 1926 (radio); July 1, 1941 (television)
Website www.nbc.com/

NBC is an American television and radio network based in New York City's Rockefeller Center. It is sometimes referred to as the Peacock Network due to its stylized peacock logo. The network is now part of the media conglomerate NBC Universal and supplies programming to more than 200 affiliated U.S. stations. NBC Universal is a unit of General Electric. Image File history File links NBClogo. ... Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air, OTA, or broadcast television) is the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery, by radio waves transmitted through open space, usually carrying unencrypted signals. ... A radio network is a network system which distributes radio programming to multiple radio stations. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... Radios Sarnoff on the cover of Time in 1929 David Sarnoff (February 27, 1891–December 12, 1971) was the General Manager of Radio Corporation of America (RCA) from its founding in 1919 to his retirement in 1970. ... NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ... GE redirects here; for other uses, see GE (disambiguation). ... Vivendi SA was created in 1998 when Compagnie Générale des Eaux (CGE), a major French industrial and media company, was renamed. ... Robert Charles Wright (Bob) (born 1943) is a U.S. television businessman. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Jeffrey Zucker (born April 9, 1965) is an American television executive who is president of the NBC Universal Television Group. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... Steve Capus President of NBC News Steve Capus is the current president of NBC News. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... NBC News Logo NBC News is the news division of American television network NBC. Its current president is Steve Capus. ... Duncan Dick Ebersol (born July 28, 1947) is an American radio and TV manager. ... A chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... NBC Sports logo NBC Sports is a division of NBC, responsible for the televising of many sports events on the network. ... November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... Lower Plaza at Rockefeller Center. ... Peacock re-directs here; for alternate uses see Peacock (disambiguation). ... Identify 3 conglomerates and clearly explian the scope of their business. ... NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ... GE redirects here; for other uses, see GE (disambiguation). ...


It is the last U.S. network holding company to legally abandon the name behind its acronym; in 2003, the corporate name was shrunk from "National Broadcasting Company, Inc." as it had been from 1926 to "NBC Universal, Inc." following a merger with French Vivendi Universal's Entertainment division in 2004. NBC still uses the full name during occasional broadcasts, such as its coverage of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (ABC still occasionally uses American Broadcasting Company or Companies for some copyrights and on-air branding.) Vivendi Universal (VU) is a French conglomerate active in media and communications with activities in music, television and film, publishing, telecommunications and the Internet. ... Macys is a mid-range chain of American department stores with its flagship store in Herald Square, New York City, which has been billed as the worlds largest store since completion of the Seventh Avenue addition in 1924. ... Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is an annual holiday observed in the United States and Canada to celebrate being thankful for the things one has. ... United States Marines on parade. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ...


Control of the network passed to GE in 1986 following the purchase of NBC's original parent, RCA. Since this acquisition, the President and CEO of NBC has been Bob Wright. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... RCA, formerly an initialism for the Radio Corporation of America, is now a trademark used by two companies for products descended from that common ancestor: Thomson Consumer Electronics, which manufactures RCA-branded televisions, DVD players, video cassette recorders, direct broadcast satellite decoders, camcorders, audio equipment, telephones, and related accessories; and... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Robert Charles Wright (Bob) (born 1943) is a U.S. television businessman. ...

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History

NBC Tower in Chicago, Illinois
NBC Tower in Chicago, Illinois

Download high resolution version (600x800, 101 KB)NBC Chicago, Illinois Source:Image taken by Dori License:Dual GFDL CC File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (600x800, 101 KB)NBC Chicago, Illinois Source:Image taken by Dori License:Dual GFDL CC File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ...

Radio

The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) radio network went on the air with twenty-four affiliated stations on November 15, 1926. It was owned by Radio Corporation of America (RCA), itself set up in 1919 to control Guglielmo Marconi's American patents; RCA in turn was owned by General Electric Company (GE), the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, the United Fruit Company and American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T). A radio network is a network system which distributes radio programming to multiple radio stations. ... November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... RCA, formerly an initialism for the Radio Corporation of America, is now a trademark used by two companies for products descended from that common ancestor: Thomson Consumer Electronics, which manufactures RCA-branded televisions, DVD players, video cassette recorders, direct broadcast satellite decoders, camcorders, audio equipment, telephones, and related accessories; and... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Guglielmo Marconi Guglielmo Marchese Marconi, GCVO (25 April 1874 – 20 July 1937) was an Italian electrical engineer and Nobel laureate of partially Irish descent, known for the development of a practical wireless telegraphy system commonly known as the radio. Marconi was President of the Accademia dItalia and a member... The General Electric Company, or GE, (NYSE: GE) is a multinational technology and services company. ... Westinghouse logo (designed by Paul Rand) The Westinghouse Electric Company, headquartered in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, is an organization founded by George Westinghouse in 1886. ... The United Fruit Company (1899–1970) was a major American corporation that traded tropical fruit (primarily bananas and pineapples) grown in Third World plantations and sold in the United States and Europe. ... AT&T (formerly an abbreviation for American Telephone and Telegraph) Corporation (NYSE: T) is an American telecommunications company. ...


Earliest Stations: WEAF & WJZ

During a period of early consolidation in the broadcasting business, RCA had acquired New York radio station WEAF from AT&T. RCA shareholder Westinghouse had a competing facility in Newark, pioneer station WJZ, which also served as the originating station for a loosely-structured network. This station was transferred from Westinghouse to RCA in 1923, and moved to New York. [1] WFAN (660 kHz. ... WABC AM (770 kHz New York City) NewsTalkradio 77 is the flagship station of the ABC Radio Network. ...


WEAF had been a laboratory for AT&T's Western Electric, which manufactured transmitters and antennas. AT&T's long-distance and local Bell operating divisions were developing technologies for transmitting voice- and music-grade audio over short and long distances, via both wireless and wired methods. So AT&T's creation of station WEAF in 1922 offered a research-and-development center for these activities. WEAF put together a regular schedule of programs of all types, and created some of the first broadcasts to incorporate commercial endorsements or sponsorships. It was an immediate success, and created links with other stations to offer coverage of sports or political events. WEAF's first efforts in what would become known first as "chain broadcasting" and later as "networking" tied together Outlet Company's WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island with AT&T's WCAP in Washington, D.C. (named for the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company division of AT&T). Western Electric (sometimes abbreviated WE and WECo) was a US electrical engineering company, the manufacturing arm of AT&T from 1881 to 1995 . ... The Bell System was a trademark and service mark used by the US telecommunications company American Telephone & Telegraph Company (AT&T) and its affiliated companies to co-brand their extensive circuit-switched telephone network and their affiliations with each other. ... WJAR (NBC10) is the NBC affiliate in Providence, Rhode Island and New Bedford, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: Beehive of Industry, The Renaissance City Official website: http://www. ...


RCA also saw an advantage in sharing programming, and after getting a license for station WRC in Washington, D.C. in 1923, attempted to transmit audio between cities via low-quality telegraph lines (since AT&T refused outside companies access to their high-quality phone lines.) The effort was poor at best, with the uninsulated telegraph lines incapable of good audio transmission quality and very susceptible to both atmospheric and man-made electrical interference. WRC is a NBC Universal owned NBC TV Station in Washigtion D.C. Categories: ...


In 1925 the management of AT&T decided that WEAF and its network was not compatible with AT&T's goal of providing phone service, and offered to sell the station to RCA, whose business was set manufacturing. When RCA bought WEAF, it gained rights to rent AT&T's phone lines for network transmission.


The NBC Red & Blue Networks Are Born

For $1 million, RCA acquired radio station WEAF and a Washington sister-station, WCAP, which it shut down. This transaction accompanied the announcement, in the late summer of 1926, of a new wholly-owned division of RCA called The National Broadcasting Company. [2] It was actually owned 50% by RCA, 30% by General Electric, and 20% by Westinghouse. The network officially was launched on November 15 of that year. WEAF and RCA's WJZ already were the flagship stations of two radio networks, and they operated side-by-side for about a year as part of the new NBC. In 1927 NBC formally divided their respective marketing strategies: the NBC Red Network offered entertainment and music programming from their flagship, WEAF New York (660kHz as of 1928); the NBC Blue Network carried many of the "sustaining" or non-sponsored broadcasts, especially news and cultural programs, and originated from WJZ New York (760 hHz in 1928, 770kHz in 1941) [3]. Legend has it that the color designations originated from the color of the push-pins early engineers used to designate affiliates of WEAF (red pins) and WJZ (blue pins). A similar two-part/two-color strategy appeared in the recording industry, dividing the market between classical and popular offerings. At various times in the 1930s NBC developed additional color designations, with the NBC White, Gold, and Orange networks operating in various configurations in the South, the Midwest and on the West Coast. 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


NBC became the primary tenant in the brand new Rockefeller Center project in 1936. It would serve as the home of radio operations, some RCA corporate operations, and RCA-owned RKO Pictures. Lower Plaza at Rockefeller Center. ... The classic logo of RKO Radio Pictures. ...


The Chimes

Main article: NBC chimes

The famous three-note NBC chimes came about after several years of development. The three note sequence G-E-C may have been first heard over WSB in Atlanta which used it for its own purposes until one day someone at NBC in New York heard the WSB version of the notes during a networked broadcast of a Georgia Tech football game and asked permission to use it on the national network. NBC started to use the three notes in 1931, and it was the first ever audio trademark to be accepted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. A variant sequence was also used that went G-E-C-C, known as "the fourth chime" and used during wartime (especially in the wake of the Pearl Harbor bombing), on D-Day, and other disasters. The NBC chimes were mechanized in 1932 by Richard H. Ranger of the Rangertone company; their purpose was to send a low level signal of constant amplitude that would be heard by the various switching stations manned by NBC and AT&T engineers, and thus used as a system cue for switching different stations between the Red and Blue network feeds. Legend has it that the three musical notes, G-E-C, stand for NBC's then-and-now parent corporation, the General Electric Company. The NBC chimes of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) radio network in the United States was/were the first ever audio trademark (and the first service mark of any kind, inasmuch as it denotes a non-tangible form of commerce) to be accepted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark... The NBC chimes of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) radio network in the United States was/were the first ever audio trademark (and the first service mark of any kind, inasmuch as it denotes a non-tangible form of commerce) to be accepted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark... The NBC chimes of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) radio network in the United States was/were the first ever audio trademark (and the first service mark of any kind, inasmuch as it denotes a non-tangible form of commerce) to be accepted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark... WSB is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, as described below: The callsign of three broadcast stations in Atlanta: WSB AM, 750kHz WSB-TV, 2, DTV 39 WSB-FM, 98. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Hotlanta, The Big Peach Location Location in Fulton and DeKalb counties in the state of Georgia Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Georgia Fulton County, Georgia DeKalb County, Georgia Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 132. ... The Georgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia Tech, is a public, coeducational university located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and part of the University System of Georgia. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Satellite image of Pearl Harbor. ... Richard Howland Ranger (1899-1961) was an American electrical engineer and inventor. ... The General Electric Company, or GE, (NYSE: GE) is a multinational technology and services company. ...


New Beginnings: The Blue Network Becomes ABC

From its creation in 1934, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had studied the monopolistic effects of network broadcasting on the industry, and found that NBC's two networks and their owned-and-operated stations dominated audiences, affiliates and advertising dollars in American radio. In 1939 the FCC ordered RCA to divest itself of one of the two networks; RCA fought the divestiture order, but divided NBC into two companies in 1940 in case an appeal was lost. The Blue network became the "NBC Blue Network, Inc." (now as ABC) and the NBC Red became "NBC Red Network, Inc." The FCCs official seal. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ...


With the loss of the final appeal before the United States Supreme Court, RCA sold the NBC Blue Network, Inc. for $8 million to Lifesavers magnate Edward J. Noble in 1943. For his money Noble got the network name, leases on land-lines and the New York studios, two-and-a half stations (WJZ in Newark/New York, KGO in San Francisco and WENR in Chicago which shared a frequency with "Prairie Farmer" station WLS) and about 60 affiliates. Noble renamed the company "The Blue Network, Inc." but wanted something more memorable. In 1944 he acquired rights to the name "American Broadcasting Company" from George Storer and the Blue Network became ABC. "NBC Red" reverted to being simply "NBC" when Blue was sold. LifeSavers Five-Flavor Roll For the band see Lifesavers Underground LifeSavers is a traditional American brand of hard candy. ... Storer Broadcasting, Inc. ...


Defining Radio’s Golden Age

In the golden days of network broadcasting, 1930 to 1950, NBC was the pinnacle of American radio. Home to many of the most popular stars and programs, NBC stations were often the most powerful, or occupied clear-channel frequencies so that they were heard nation-wide. Such well-known stars as Al Jolson, Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Edgar Bergen and Fred Allen called NBC home, as did Arturo Toscanini's NBC Symphony. As television became more popular in the 1950s, many NBC radio stars gravitated there. NBC Radio's last major programming push, in 1955, was Monitor, a continuous, all-weekend mixture of music, news, interviews and features with a variety of hosts including such well-known television personalities as Dave Garroway, Hugh Downs, Ed McMahon, Joe Garagiola and Gene Rayburn. Monitor was a success for a number of years, but after the mid-1960s local stations, especially in larger markets, became increasingly reluctant to break from their established formats to run non-conforming network programming. After Monitor went off the air in early 1975, there was little left of NBC Radio beyond hourly newscasts and news-related features. Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson to Moshe Reuben Yoelson and Naomi Etta Cantor - the original family name was Hesselson - in Seredzius, Lithuania, on May 26, 1885 or 1886, and died in San Francisco, California, October 23, 1950) was an American singer and the son of Jewish immigrants. ... Bob Hope KBE, KCSG, (May 29, 1903–July 27, 2003), born Leslie Townes Hope, was a famous British-American entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, in movies, and in performing tours for U.S. Army personnel. ... Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky, February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974), an American comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television, and film actor, was one of the biggest stars in classic American radio and was also a major television personality. ... Edgar John Bergen (born February 16, 1903; died September 30, 1978) was an American actor and radio performer, best known as a ventriloquist. ... He has eyes like Venetian blinds and a tongue like an adder — radio/television critic John Crosby about humourist Fred Allen, portrayed here by caricaturist Al Hirschfeld. ... Arturo Toscanini (March 25, 1867, Parma, Emilia-Romagna – January 16, 1957, New York City) was an Italian musician. ... The NBC Symphony Orchestra was an orchestra established as a commercial venture in 1937 by General David Sarnoff of NBC in order to coax the recently retired conductor Arturo Toscanini to come to America. ... Monitor host Dave Garroway NBC Monitor was a weekend radio program broadcast from June 12, 1955 to January 26, 1975. ... Dave Garroway (b. ... Hugh Malcolm Downs, (born February 14, 1921) is a retired American television host, producer, and author. ... Ed McMahon During One of Johnny Carsons Monologues on the Tonight Show Ed McMahon (born Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr. ... Joseph Henry Garagiola, Sr. ... Gene Rayburn (December 22, 1917 – November 29, 1999) was an Emmy award-nominated American radio and television personality. ...


Later in 1975 NBC launched the NBC News and Information Service, which provided up to 55 minutes of news per hour around the clock to local stations that wanted to adopt an all-news format. The service attracted several dozen subscribers, but not enough to allow NBC to project that it would ever become profitable, and it was discontinued after two years. Near the end of the 1970s NBC started "The Source," a modestly successful secondary network that provided news and short features to FM rock stations.


After their 1986 acquisition of NBC, GE decided that the radio business did not fit their strategic objectives. NBC Radio's network operations were sold to Westwood One, and the NBC-owned stations were sold to various buyers. While the chimes and an hourly newscast still appear on radio at certain times on weekdays, the NBC Radio Network as a programming service ceased to exist in 1989, and became a brand-name on material produced by Westwood One. Westwood One, Inc. ...


Television

For many years NBC was closely identified with David Sarnoff, who used it as a vehicle to sell consumer electronics. It was Sarnoff who ruthlessly stole innovative ideas from competitors, using RCA's muscle to prevail in the courts. RCA and Sarnoff had dictated the broadcasting standards put in place by the FCC in 1938, and stole the spotlight by introducing television to the public at the 1939-40 New York World's Fair. While rivals CBS and DuMont also offered color broadcasting plans, RCA convinced a waffling FCC that its color system should prevail, and in 1953 the FCC agreed; the NBC network was to begin offering color programming within days of the FCC's decision. NBC began broadcasting certain shows in color during the 1950's. In 1956 during a National Association meeting in Chicago, NBC announced that their Chicago TV station - WNBQ (channel 5), was the first color TV station in the nation (a least six hours of color broadcasts a day). The first NBC show to air all episodes in color, Bonanza, began in the fall of 1959. By 1963, most of NBC's schedule was in color; without television sets to sell, rival networks followed more slowly, CBS in 1965 and ABC in 1966. Radios Sarnoff on the cover of Time in 1929 David Sarnoff (February 27, 1891–December 12, 1971) was the General Manager of Radio Corporation of America (RCA) from its founding in 1919 to his retirement in 1970. ... The Bonanza logo was superimposed upon a map of a wild west frontier area. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... CBS (formerly an acronym for Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of the network) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ...


In 1983, NBC began its new fall season with nine new series. These nine series were: Bay City Blues, Boone, For Love and Honor, Jennifer Slept Here, Manimal, The Rousters, Mr. Smith, We Got it Made, and The Yellow Rose. All nine of them were eventually cancelled before completing a year. This is the only time that a network's entire line of new series has failed to be renewed. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jennifer Slept Here was a American fantasy/situation comedy series that ran for one season on NBC during the 1983-1984 television season. ... Simon McCorkindale as Jonathon, the Manimal, and co-star, Melody Anderson, as Brooke Mackenzie. ...


During the 1980's NBC produced several hit television shows and became a leader in comedy. Shows such as Cheers, The Cosby Show, Seinfeld and many other comedies went on to become some of the most popular shows ever. 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Cheers was a long-running American situation comedy produced by Charles-Burrows-Charles Productions in association with Paramount Television for NBC. Cheers was created by the team of James Burrows, Glen Charles, and Les Charles. ... The Cosby Show was an American television sitcom that quickly developed into a cultural phenomenon by for the first time exposing millions in the United States to African Americans successful integration into American society, thereby permanently bridging race gaps. ... Seinfeld was an American television situation comedy set in New York City that ran from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998. ...


In 1994, NBC unleashed one of its biggest hit shows, Friends. It quickly became the studio's crown jewel, and its finale drew an audience of nearly 60 million people. The show about 20 somethings (eventually 30 somethings) became very popular. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


It was estimated in 2003 that NBC is viewable by 97.17% of all households, reaching 103,624,370 houses in the United States. NBC has 207 VHF and UHF affiliated stations in the U.S. and U.S. possessions. It is also seen throughout Latin America and the Caribbean via cable and satellite via the WNBC feed. With the loss of Friends in 2004 NBC was faced with several moderately-rated shows and few true ratings hits. This combined with CBS' popular CSI franchise, FOX's American Idol, and ABC hits like Lost and Desperate Housewives has led to NBC being currently ranked as the fourth most watched television network in the United States, after CBS, a resurgent ABC and FOX. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Central America and the Caribbean (detailed pdf map) The Caribbean (Spanish: Caribe; French: Caraïbe; Dutch: Caraïben; Portuguese: Caribe or Caraíbas) is a region of the Americas consisting of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (most of which enclose the sea), and the surrounding coasts. ... WNBC-TV, NBC4 is the flagship TV station of the NBC television network, with studios located in Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... CSI may stand for: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (television series) and its spinoffs, such as CSI: Miami and CSI: NY Crime Stoppers International especially Crimestoppers International Foundation which operates the Crimestoppers programs Canadian Securities Institute (csi. ... American Idol, formerly known as American Idol: The Search for a Superstar, is an American television show. ... Look up lost in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Desperate Housewives is an American television series, created by Marc Cherry, that began airing on ABC in 2004, in HDTV. Set on Wisteria Lane in the fictional town of Fairview, Eagle State the series tracks the lives of four housewives, following their domestic struggles while several mysteries involving their husbands...


During the 2004-2005 season, NBC became the first major television station to start producing any of it's programming in widescreen, in hopes of attracting new viewers. Though NBC did see a slight boost in viewers, NBC didn't get any real ratings rise, for widescreen television is yet to catch on in popular culture.

30 Rockefeller Center, also known as the GE Building, is the world headquarters of NBC.
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30 Rockefeller Center, also known as the GE Building, is the world headquarters of NBC.

In December 2005, NBC unleashed its first-ever week-long event, Deal or No Deal. The game show, hosted by actor-comedian Howie Mandel stormed to big ratings by the end of its first week-long run and returned for another week in February 2006 before moving into a multi-night shift in March 2006. Having enjoyed sustained success, Deal or No Deal will return in the fall of 2006 on Monday and Friday nights. The United States version of Deal or No Deal, hosted by actor-comedian Howie Mandel, premiered on December 19, 2005 on NBC and ran during the following four consecutive nights. ... Howie Michael Mandel II (born November 29, 1955 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian-born Jewish comedian and actor who came to national attention in the United States during a six-year stint on St. ...


Children's programming

Children's programming has always played a part in NBC's programming since its initial roots in television. In 1947, NBC's first major children's series was Howdy Doody, one of the era's first breakthrough television shows. The series, which ran for 13 years, featured a frecklefaced marionette and a myriad of other characters and hosted by "Buffalo" Bob Smith. Howdy Doody spent most of its run on weekday afternoons. 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Howdy Doody was a childrens television program that aired on NBC from 1947 through 1960. ... Phillip Huber (L) and David Alexander of the Huber Marionettes perform with marionettes hand-made by Huber for scenes for the feature film Tillamook Treasure 2005 Marionette in Prague A marionette is a type of puppet moved by strings, as in a puppet show. ... Bob Smith (born November 27, 1917 in Buffalo, New York; died July 30, 1998 in Hendersonville, North Carolina), was the host of the childrens show Howdy Doody. ...


In 1956, NBC abandoned the children's programming lineup on weekday afternoons, relegating the lineup to Saturdays only with Howdy Doody as their marquee franchise for the series' remaining four years. Throughout the 1960s until 1992, the bulk of NBC's children's programming were derived from theatrical shorts like Pink Panther and Bugs Bunny, reruns of popular television series like The Flintstones and The Jetsons, foreign acquisitions like Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion, original animated series (most notably The Smurfs in the 1980s), popular stars and franchises like Mr. T. and ALF, and original live-action series. The Pink Panther cartoon character. ... Bugs Bunny is a fictional street-smart gray rabbit that appears in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons produced by Warner Bros. ... The Flintstones, an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, is one of the most successful animated television series of all time. ... The Jetsons was a prime-time American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, and aired from September 23, 1962 to March 3, 1963. ... Astroboy may refer to: Astro Boy (1960s) Astro Boy (1980s) Astro Boy (2003) Astro Boy: Omega Factor This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Kimba the White Lion (Japanese: ジャングル大帝/Janguru Taitei Jungle Emperor) is a Japanese animated series from the 1960s, created by Osamu Tezuka, the creator of another beloved anime star, Atomu (Astro Boy), based on his manga of the same title which started in 1950. ... The Smurfs (les Schtroumpfs in French)are a fictional group of small sky blue creatures who live somewhere in the forests of Europe. ... Laurence Tureaud (born May 21, 1952), better known as Mr. ... ALF or Alf can have several meanings: ALF is an acronym standing for Animal Liberation Front, an animal rights group Alf is an acronym for the Africa Leadership Forum. ...


In 1989, NBC premiered Saved by the Bell, which originated at The Disney Channel as Good Morning, Miss Bliss. Saved by the Bell would become one of the most popular teen series in television history as well as the number one series on Saturday mornings, dethroning The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show in its first season. See also: 1988 in television, other events of 1989, 1990 in television and the list of years in television. For the United States network television schedule, please see 1989-90 United States network television schedule. ... Saved by the Bell was a popular American teen sitcom that is known under varying titles, all episodes of which were originally aired between 1988 and 2000. ... The Disney Channel is a cable TV network run by The Walt Disney Company in the United States. ... Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck performing The Bugs Bunny Show theme song, The Bugs Bunny Overture (This is It!). The Bugs Bunny Show was a long-running American television anthology series hosted by Bugs Bunny, that was comprised of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons made between 1948 and 1963. ...


NBC abandoned the animated series in August 1992 in favor of a Saturday edition of Today and more live-action series under the name TNBC (Teen NBC). Most of the series on the TNBC lineup were series produced by Peter Engel such as City Guys, Hang Time, California Dreams and One World. Though there were exceptions, the short-lived Just Deal, one of only two series without a studio audience and/or laugh track and the only "filmed" series was co-created and executive produced by Thomas W. Lynch. NBA Inside Stuff was also a part of the TNBC lineup during the duration of the NBA season. 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... TNBC was NBCs Saturday morning block of television shows geared toward teenagers and young adults. ... Peter Engel (television producer) is a television producer who is best known for his teenage sitcoms which formally appeared on TNBC, a former Saturday morning block on NBC which featured all teenage-oriented program for educational purposes. ... City Guys was a comedy-drama television show that ran from 1997 to August 2001. ... Hang Time was an American teen sitcom that aired from 1995-2000. ... California Dreams is an American TV series that aired from 1992-1997. ... One World was a half-hour comedy series on TNBC about the everyday issues of a large suburban family. ...


In 2002, NBC began a deal with Discovery Communications' Discovery Kids channel to air their original FCC-mandated educational programming under the banner Discovery Kids on NBC. The schedule originally consisted of only live-action series, including a kid-themed version of Trading Spaces and J.D. Roth's Emmy-nominated reality game show Endurance, but has expanded to include some animated series such as Kenny the Shark, Tutenstein, and Time Warp Trio. In 2006, the Discovery Kids deal was allowed to lapse. [4] This is a list of television-related events in 2002. ... See also Discovery Channel Discovery Communications Inc. ... Discovery Kids Channel is a digital cable television channel, owned by Discovery Communications (see Discovery Channel) with programming for education of children. ... Trading Spaces is an hour-long television reality program on the cable channel The Learning Channel. ... J.D. Roth (born April 20, 1968 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey) is an American actor, a popular childrens game show host, and a well-known producer, whose 25 years of being on screen and off the camera have led him to produce several reality shows. ... ... Kenny the Shark is an animated television series, produced by Discovery Kids, and aired from 2003 until 2005, with 26 episodes having been shown. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and make it easier to understand, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Time Warp Trio is a series of stories written by Jon Scieszka, chronicling the adventures of three boys, Joe, Sam, and Fred, who travel through time. ...


In May 2006, in order to replace the Discovery Kids Saturday Morning block, NBC announced plans to launch a new children's block on Saturday mornings starting in September 2006 as part of the Smart Place for Kids endeavor teaming parent company NBC Universal with Ion Media Networks, Scholastic Press, Corus Entertainment and Classic Media/Big Idea. "Smart Place" will include blocks to air on NBC, Telemundo (the Spanish-language network owned by NBC Universal), and ion Media Networks's i channel, as well as a 24/7 digital broadcast kids channel, video on demand services and a branded website. Smart Place for Kids is the name of the chlidrens programming endeavor involving three broadcast networks, a new digital television network, and numerous childrens entertainment producers. ... Ion Media Networks (formerly known as Paxson Communications) is an American television broadcasting company that owns and operates over 60 television stations in most major American markets. ... Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is a book publishing company, known for its distribution method of selling through schools by mail order. ... Corus Entertainment (TSX: CJR.NV.B) NYSE: CJR is a Canadian entertainment company, headquarted in Calgary, Alberta, which owns television networks, digital music channels and 50 radio stations across Canada. ... Classic Media, L.L.C. is an independent production company/distributor of family programming. ... Big Idea Productions is an American computer animation studio best known for its VeggieTales series of Christian-themed family home videos. ... Telemundo is a U.S. television network based in Hialeah, Florida. ... The correct title of this article is i (TV network). ...


Evolution of the NBC logo

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NBC has used a number of logos throughout its history, early logos were similar to the logo of its then parent company, RCA, but later logos included stylized peacock images. National Broadcasting Company logos used at various times: // Early NBC television logos NBC 1943 logo In 1943, four years after inaugurating television service, NBC television got its first official logo, a microphone surrounded by lightning bolts, a modification of an existing logo used by the NBC radio network. ... For other uses, see RCA (disambiguation). ... Peacock re-directs here; for alternate uses see Peacock (disambiguation). ...


Fall 2006 Line-Up

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This is a list of programs currently, formerly, and soon to be broadcast by NBC. // Currently broadcast by NBC News Brian Williams is the current anchor of NBC Nightly News. Dateline NBC (1992-present) Early Today (1999-present) Meet the Press (1947-present) NBC Nightly News (1970-present) Today (1952...

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NBC News currently has the highest rated evening news program (NBC Nightly News) and the highest rated morning show program (The Today Show). NBC News has a deal with BBC News (The British Broadcasting Corparation's News), they exchange sources and put eachother's 'daily' news on at night. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 282 KB) NBC Helicopter Photo from flickr: http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 282 KB) NBC Helicopter Photo from flickr: http://www. ... NBC News Logo NBC News is the news division of American television network NBC. Its current president is Steve Capus. ... NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from Studio 3C at the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. ... Today is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on the NBC television network. ... The current BBC News logo BBC News and Current Affairs is a major arm of the BBC responsible for the corporations newsgathering and production of news programmes on BBC television, radio and online. ...


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Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Wikimedia Commons logo by Reid Beels The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... NBC News Logo NBC News is the news division of American television network NBC. Its current president is Steve Capus. ... NBC Sports logo NBC Sports is a division of NBC, responsible for the televising of many sports events on the network. ... Must See TV was the name given to NBCs popular Thursday-night prime time television lineup during the mid and late 1990s. ... This is a list of programs currently, formerly, and soon to be broadcast by NBC. // Currently broadcast by NBC News Brian Williams is the current anchor of NBC Nightly News. Dateline NBC (1992-present) Early Today (1999-present) Meet the Press (1947-present) NBC Nightly News (1970-present) Today (1952... In the United States, analog over-the-air television channels are numbered 2 through 69, and occupy the following frequencies: 54-88 MHz (Channels 2-6) 174-216 MHz (Channels 7-13) 470-806 MHz (Channels 14-69) See list of local television stations in North and Central America. ... The National Broadcasting Company, or NBC, is an American network with literally hundreds of affiliates. ... 1969: Were Alive in the Air 1970: America Watch Us First 1971: First in America 1972: Always First in America 1973: Come and See NBC 1974: Better Than Ever 1975: Youre Gonna Like it A Lot! 1976: The Network of America 1978: NB See Us (NBC Us) 1979... Much of the worlds assets, particularly in the media industry, are concentrated in the hands of a small number of large corporations. ... The NBC chimes of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) radio network in the United States was/were the first ever audio trademark (and the first service mark of any kind, inasmuch as it denotes a non-tangible form of commerce) to be accepted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark...

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