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National Broadcasting Company
Type Broadcast television network
Country United States
Availability United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean
Founded by David Sarnoff
Owner NBC Universal
Key people Jeff Zucker, CEO
Steve Capus, President, NBC News
Dick Ebersol, Chairman, NBC Sports
Launch date November 15, 1926 (radio)
July 1, 1941 (television)
Former names NBC Red Network
Website
NBC.com

The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Rockefeller Center. It is sometimes referred to as the Peacock Network due to its stylized peacock logo. NBC can mean: NBC, a television network in North America, or its parent company NBC Universal. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air, OTA or broadcast television) was the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery prior to the advent of cable and satellite television. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... West Indies redirects here. ... Sarnoff redirects here. ... 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. ... Jeffrey Zucker (born April 9, 1965) is an American television executive who is president of the NBC Universal Television Group. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Steve Capus President of NBC News Steve Capus is the current president of NBC News. ... For other uses, see President (disambiguation). ... NBC News endcap, used from 2002 to present. ... Duncan Dick Ebersol (born July 28, 1947 in Torrington, Connecticut) is an American radio and TV manager. ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... The NBC Sports logo used since 1989. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... This article is about the television network. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... GE Building at Rockefeller Center The GE Building at night Close-up against the night sky At night, from the ground View from Top of the Rock at dusk The GE Building is a slim gothic skyscraper and the focal point at the Rockefeller Center. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st Streets in New York City. ... Peacock re-directs here; for alternate uses see Peacock (disambiguation). ...


Formed in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), in 1986 control of NBC passed to General Electric (GE), with GE's $6.4 billion purchase of RCA. After the acquisition, the chief executive of NBC was Bob Wright, until he retired, giving his job to Jeff Zucker. This article is about the former RCA Corporation. ... GE redirects here. ... Robert (Bob) Charles Wright (born 1943) is a U.S. television businessman. ... Jeffrey Zucker (born April 9, 1965) is an American television executive who is president of the NBC Universal Television Group. ...


NBC is available in an estimated 112 million households, or 98.6% of the country. NBC has 10 owned-and-operated stations and nearly 200 affiliates in the United States and its territories.[1][2]


The network is part of the media company NBC Universal, a unit of General Electric and Vivendi. 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 a definition of the word vivendi, see the Wiktionary entry vivendi. ...

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History

NBC Headquarters in New York City
NBC Headquarters in New York City

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Radio

Earliest stations: WEAF & WJZ

During a period of early broadcast business consolidation, the radio-making Radio Corporation of America (RCA) had acquired New York radio station WEAF from American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T). An RCA shareholder, Westinghouse, had a competing facility in Newark, New Jersey pioneer station WJZ (no relation to the current WJZ-TV), which also served as the flagship for a loosely-structured network. This station was transferred from Westinghouse to RCA in 1923, and moved to New York.[3] 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... For other uses, see WFAN (disambiguation). ... AT&T (formerly an abbreviation for American Telephone and Telegraph) Corporation (NYSE: T) is an American telecommunications company. ... This article is about the defunct Westinghouse Electric Corporation founded in 1886, renamed CBS Corporation in 1997, and purchased by Viacom in 1999. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: , Country State County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - Total 26. ... WABC (770 kHz), known as NewsTalkRadio 77, is a radio station in New York City. ... This article is about the television station in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Look up flagship in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


WEAF acted as a laboratory for AT&T's manufacturing and supply outlet Western Electric, whose products included transmitters and antennas. The Bell System, AT&T's telephone utility, was developing technologies to transmit voice- and music-grade audio over short and long distances, using both wireless and wired methods. The 1922 creation of WEAF offered a research-and-development center for those activities. WEAF had a regular schedule of radio programs, including some of the first commercially sponsored programs, and was an immediate success. In an early example of chain or networking broadcasting, the station linked with the Outlet Company's WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island; and with AT&T's station in Washington, D.C., WCAP. Company Masthead Logo Logo until circa 1969, also current logo on company web site Logo 1969–1983 Hi Dan! Western Electric (sometimes abbreviated WE and WECo) was an American 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 United States 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. ... The Outlet Company was a corporation based in Providence, Rhode Island which owned holdings in both retail and broadcasting. ... WJAR is the NBC-affiliated television station for the state of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. ... Providence redirects here. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...


New parent RCA 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. AT&T refused outside companies access to its high-quality phone lines. The early effort fared poorly, since the uninsulated telegraph lines were susceptible to atmospheric and other electrical interference. WTEM (AM 980 kHz) is a radio station that serves the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. ...


In 1925, AT&T decided WEAF and its embryonic network were incompatible with AT&T's primary goal of providing a telephone service. AT&T offered to sell the station to RCA in a deal that included the right to lease AT&T's phone lines for network transmission.


Red & Blue Networks

RCA spent $1 million to buy WEAF and Washington sister station WCAP, shut down the latter station, and announced in late 1926 the creation of a new division known as The National Broadcasting Company.[4] The new division was divided in ownership between RCA (fifty percent), General Electric (thirty percent), and Westinghouse (twenty percent). NBC launched officially on November 15, 1926. is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


WEAF and WJZ, the flagships of the two earlier networks, operated side-by-side for about a year as part of the new NBC. On January 1, 1927 NBC formally divided their respective marketing strategies: the Red Network offered commercially sponsored entertainment and music programming; the Blue Network carried sustaining or non-sponsored broadcasts, especially news and cultural programs. Various histories of NBC suggest the color designations for the two networks came from the color of the push pins NBC engineers used to designate affiliates of WEAF (red) and WJZ (blue), or from the use of double-ended red and blue colored pencils. A similar two-part/two-color strategy appeared in the recording industry, dividing the market between classical and popular offerings. is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American radio and television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...


Orange, Gold & White Networks

On April 5, 1927, NBC reached the West Coast with the launch of the NBC Orange Network, also known as The Pacific Coast Network. This was followed by the debut on October 18, 1931, of the NBC Gold Network, also known as The Pacific Gold Network. The Orange Network carried Red Network programming and the Gold Network carried programming from the Blue Network. Initially the Orange Network recreated Eastern Red Network programming for West Coast stations at KPO in San Francisco, California. In 1936 the Orange Network name was dropped and affiliate stations became part of the Red Network. At the same time the Gold Network became part of the Blue Network. NBC also developed a network for shortwave radio stations in the 1930s called the NBC White Network. is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... KNBR, The Sports Leader, are the call letters associated with 680 AM in San Francisco and KTCT 1050 AM in San Mateo, California. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... A solid-state, analog shortwave receiver Shortwave radio operates between the frequencies of 3 MHz (3,000 kHz) and 30 MHz (30,000 kHz) [1] and came to be referred to as such in the early days of radio because the wavelengths associated with this frequency range were shorter than...

GE Building entrance
GE Building entrance

RCA moved its corporate headquarters into the new Rockefeller Center in 1933, signing the leases in 1931. RCA was the lead tenant at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the RCA Building (now the GE Building). The building housed NBC studios, as well as theaters for RCA-owned RKO Pictures. Rockefeller Center's founder and financier John D. Rockefeller, Jr., arranged the deal with the chairman of GE, Owen D. Young, and the president of RCA, David Sarnoff.[5] Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st Streets in New York City. ... GE Building at Rockefeller Center The GE Building at night Close-up against the night sky At night, from the ground View from Top of the Rock at dusk The GE Building is a slim gothic skyscraper and the focal point at the Rockefeller Center. ... RKO redirects here. ... John D. Rockefeller Jr. ... Sarnoff redirects here. ...


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 heard first over Atlanta's WSB. Someone at NBC in New York heard the WSB version of the notes during the 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 audio trademark to be accepted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. A variant sequence was also used that went G-E-C-G, known as "the fourth chime" and used during wartime (especially in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor), on D-Day, and 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. Contrary to popular legend, the three musical notes, G-E-C, did not originally stand for NBC's current parent corporation, the General Electric Company; although GE's radio station in Schenectady, New York, WGY, was an early NBC affiliate, and GE was an early shareholder in NBC's founding parent RCA. General Electric did not own NBC outright until 1986. G-E-C is still used on NBC-TV. A variant with two preceding notes is used on the MSNBC cable television network. NBC's radio branch no longer exists. 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, in as much as it denotes a non-tangible form of commerce) to be accepted by the U.S. Patent... 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, in as much as it denotes a non-tangible form of commerce) to be accepted by the U.S. Patent... 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. ... Head coach Chan Gailey 6th year, 37–27–0 Home stadium Bobby Dodd Stadium Capacity 55,000 - Grass Conference ACC - Coastal First year 1892 Athletic director Dan Radakovich Website ramblinwreck. ... A sound trademark is a non-conventional trademark where sound is used to perform the trademark function of uniquely identifying the commercial origin of products or services. ... PTO headquarters in Alexandria The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO or USPTO) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides patent and trademark protection to inventors and businesses for their inventions and corporate and product identification. ... This article is about the actual attack. ... Belligerents Australia Canada Free France Netherlands Norway Poland United Kingdom United States Nazi Germany The Normandy Landings were the first operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy, also known as Operation Neptune and Operation Overlord. ... Richard Howland Ranger (1899-1961) was an American electrical engineer and inventor. ... Schenectady (pronounced ; Θkahnéhtati[1] in Tuscarora) is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. ... WGY is a 50,000 watt radio station licensed to Schenectady, New York. ... For the news website, see msnbc. ...


New beginnings: The Blue Network becomes ABC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had since its creation in 1934 studied the monopolistic effects of network broadcasting. The FCC found that NBC's two networks and its owned-and-operated stations dominated audiences, affiliates and advertising in American radio. In 1939 the FCC ordered RCA to divest itself of one of the two networks. RCA fought the divestiture order, but in 1940 divided NBC into two companies in case an appeal was lost. The Blue Network became NBC Blue Network, Inc. (now ABC), and NBC Red became NBC Red Network, Inc. In January 1942, the two networks formally divorced operations, and the Blue Network was referred to on the air as either Blue or Blue Network, with official corporate name Blue Network Company, Inc. NBC Red, on the air, became known simply as NBC. FCC redirects here. ... This article is about the economic term. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ...


After losing its final appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court in May 1943, RCA sold Blue Network Company, Inc., for $8 million to Life Savers magnate Edward J. Noble, completing the sale in October 1943. 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 wanted a better name for the network and in 1944 acquired the rights to the name American Broadcasting Company from George Storer. The Blue Network became ABC officially on June 15, 1945, after the sale was completed. The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym SCOTUS[1]) is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the federal judiciary. ... This article is about the candy. ... Edward John Noble (1882 – 1958) was an American broadcasting and candy industrialist originally from Gouverneur, New York. ... KGO may mean: KGO (AM), a radio station broadcasting in the San Francisco Bay Area KGO-TV, an ABC owned and operated television station broadcasting in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area KKSF, a smooth jazz radio station in the San Francisco Bay Area formerly known as KGO-FM... WLS is a pioneer Chicago radio station. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... Storer Broadcasting, Inc. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ...

Further information: Blue Network
NBC Tower in Chicago
NBC Tower in Chicago

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Defining radio’s golden age

The Front Entrance of The NBC Tower at 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL.
The Front Entrance of The NBC Tower at 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL.

In the golden days of network broadcasting, 1930 to 1950, NBC was at the pinnacle of American radio. NBC broadcast radio's earliest mass hit, Amos 'n' Andy, beginning in 1926-27 in its original fifteen-minute serial format. The show set a standard for nearly all serialized programming in the original radio era, both comedies and soap operas. The appeal of the two struggling title characters landed a broad audience, especially during the Great Depression. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1288x1488, 296 KB) NBC in New York Photographer: Sean Curran Source: http://www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1288x1488, 296 KB) NBC in New York Photographer: Sean Curran Source: http://www. ... Illustrator J.J. Goulds 1930 drawing of Amos and Andy for New Movie Magazine Amos n Andy was a situation comedy popular in the United States from the 1920s through the 1950s. ... The first TIME magazine cover devoted to soap operas, dated January 12, 1976. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ...


NBC became home to many of the most popular performers and programs on the air. Al Jolson, Jack Benny, Edgar Bergen, Bob Hope, Fred Allen, and Burns and Allen called NBC home, as did Arturo Toscanini's NBC Symphony Orchestra, which the network helped him create. Other programs were Vic and Sade, Fibber McGee and Molly, The Great Gildersleeve (arguably broadcasting's first spin-off program, from Fibber McGee), One Man's Family, Ma Perkins, and Death Valley Days. NBC stations were often the most powerful, and some occupied unique clear-channel national frequencies, reaching many hundreds or thousands of miles at night. Al Jolson (May 26, 1886–October 23, 1950) was a highly acclaimed American singer, comedian and actor of Jewish heritage whose career lasted from 1911 until his death in 1950. ... Jack Benny (February 14, 1894 in Chicago, Illinois – December 26, 1974 in Beverly Hills, California), born Benjamin Kubelsky, was an American comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television, and film actor. ... Charlie McCarthy redirects here. ... Bob Hope, KBE (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), born Leslie Townes Hope, was an English-Born American entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, in movies, and in performing tours for U.S. Military personnel, well known for his good natured humor and career longevity. ... 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. ... George Burns & Gracie Allen Burns and Allen were an American comedy duo consisting of George Burns and his wife, Gracie Allen. ... Toscanini conducting. ... Toscanini conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall]] The NBC Symphony Orchestra was an orchestra established by David Sarnoff of the National Broadcasting Company as a vehicle for conductor Arturo Toscanini. ... Vic and Sade rehearsal; from left: Art Van Harvey, Bernadine Flynn, Paul Rhymer and Bill Idelson Vic and Sade was an American radio program created and written by Paul Rhymer. ... Fibber McGee and Molly was a radio show that played a major role in determining the full form of what became classic, old-time radio. ... Youre a brii-ii-iight boy, Leroy!—Harold Peary at the height of his popularity as classic radios Great Gildersleeve. ... One Mans Family was an American dramatic series which ran on radio from 1932 to 1959, and on NBC-TV off and on from 1949 to 1955. ... Ma Perkins was a radio serial which was heard on NBC from 1933 to 1949 and on CBS from 1942 to 1960. ... Death Valley Days was a long-running American radio and television anthology about true stories of the old American West, particularly the Death Valley area. ... A clear channel, in the general sense, is a communications channel (such as a radio frequency) on which only one transmitter operates at a time. ...


In the late 1940s, rival Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) gained ground by allowing radio stars to use their own production companies, which was a tax break. In early radio years, stars and programs commonly hopped between networks when their short-term contracts expired. In 1948-49, beginning with the nation's top radio star, Jack Benny, many NBC performers jumped to CBS. This article is about the broadcast network. ...


In addition, NBC stars began moving toward television, including comedian Milton Berle, whose Texaco Star Theater on NBC became television's first major hit. Conductor Arturo Toscanini made ten television appearances on NBC between 1948 and 1952. Milton Berle (July 12, 1908 - March 27, 2002) was an Emmy-winning American comedian who was born Milton Berlinger. ... Texaco Star Theater, a comedy-variety show (radio, 1940-49; television, 1949-56), was one of the first hugely successful examples of U.S. television broadcasting. ...


Aiming to keep classic radio alive as television matured, and to challenge CBS's Sunday night radio lineup, much of which had jumped from NBC with Jack Benny, NBC launched The Big Show in November 1950. This 90-minute variety show updated radio's earliest musical variety style with sophisticated comedy and dramatic presentations. Featuring stage legend Tallulah Bankhead as hostess, it lured prestigious entertainers, including Fred Allen, Groucho Marx, Lauritz Melchior, Ethel Barrymore, Louis Armstrong, Ethel Merman, Bob Hope, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Ella Fitzgerald. But The Big Show's initial success didn't last despite critical praise. The show endured two years, with NBC losing perhaps a million dollars on the project. When The Big Show premiered November 5, 1950, this ad, showing NBCs full evening schedule, ran in Sunday newspapers across the country. ... Tallulah Brockman Bankhead (January 31, 1902 – December 12, 1968) was an American actress, talk-show host and bon vivant. ... Groucho redirects here. ... Lauritz Melchior (often misspelled Melchoir) (born March 20, 1890 – died March 18, 1973) was a Danish and later American opera singer. ... Ethel Barrymore (August 15, 1879 – June 18, 1959) was an Academy Award-winning American actress and a member of the famous Barrymore family. ... Louis[1] Armstrong[2] (4 August 1901[3] – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo[4] and Pops, was an American jazz musician. ... Ethel Merman (January 16, 1908 – February 15, 1984) was a American star of stage and film musicals, well known for her powerful voice, often hailed by critics as The Grande Dame of the Broadway stage. // Merman was born Ethel Agnes Zimmermann in her maternal grandmothers house at 359 4th... Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Jr. ... Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella and the First Lady of Song, is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century. ...


NBC's last major radio programming push, in 1955, was Monitor, a continuous all-weekend mixture of music, news, interviews and features, with a variety of hosts including well-known television personalities Dave Garroway, Hugh Downs, Ed McMahon, Joe Garagiola and Gene Rayburn. The potpourri show tried to keep vintage radio alive by featuring segments from Jim and Marian Jordan (in character as Fibber McGee and Molly); Peg Lynch's dialog comedy Ethel and Albert (with Alan Bunce); and iconoclastic satirist Henry Morgan. Monitor was a success for a number of years, but after the mid-1960s, local stations, especially in larger markets, were reluctant to break from their established formats to run non-conforming network programming. After Monitor went off the air in early 1975, little remained of NBC network radio beyond hourly newscasts and news features. Monitor host Dave Garroway NBC Monitor was a weekend radio program broadcast from June 12, 1955 to January 26, 1975. ... David Cunningham Garroway (July 13, 1913 – July 21, 1982, suicide) was the founding host of NBCs Today from 1952 to 1961, whose easygoing, relaxed and relaxing style belied a battle with depression that may have contributed to the end of his days as a television bigtimer and, in due... Hugh Malcolm Downs (born February 14, 1921) is a retired American broadcaster, television host, producer, and author. ... Edward Ed Peter Leo McMahon, Jr. ... Joseph Henry Garagiola, Sr. ... Gene Rayburn (December 22, 1917 – November 29, 1999) was an Emmy-nominated American radio and television personality. ... Ethel and Albert (aka The Private Lives of Ethel and Albert) was a comedy radio/TV series about a married couple, Ethel and Albert Arbuckle, living in the small town of Sandy Harbor. ... Henry Morgan (March 31, 1915 - May 19, 1994), born in New York City, was a comedian best remembered for having been a regular panelist on the CBS game show Ive Got a Secret. ...


The last years of NBC Radio

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 for NBC to expect profitability, and NBC discontinued it after two years. Near the end of the 1970s, NBC started The Source, a modestly successful secondary network providing news and short features to FM rock stations. FM broadcasting in the U.S. began in the 1930s. ...


GE acquired NBC in 1986, and it decided that radio did not fit its strategy. In the summer of 1987, GE sold NBC Radio's network operations to Westwood One, and sold off the NBC-owned stations to different buyers. In 1989 the NBC Radio Network as an independent programming service ceased to exist, becoming a brand name for content produced by Westwood One, and ultimately by CBS Radio. The Mutual Broadcasting System, which Westwood One had acquired two years earlier, met the same fate, and essentially merged with NBC Radio. Westwood One, Inc. ... CBS Radio Inc. ... The Mutual Broadcasting System (MBS) was an American radio network, in operation from 1934 to 1999. ...


By the late 1990s, Westwood One was producing NBC-branded newscasts on weekday mornings only. About 2003 these were discontinued, and the remaining NBC Radio Network affiliates began to receive CNN Radio-branded newscasts around the clock. Westwood One also distributed a new service called NBC News Radio, brief news updates read by television anchors and reporters from NBC News and MSNBC. The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... NBC News endcap, used from 2002 to present. ... For the news website, see msnbc. ...


Television

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

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 all-electronic television to the public at the 1939–40 New York World's Fair, simultaneously initiating a regular schedule of programs on the NBC-RCA television station in New York City. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appeared at the fair, before the NBC cameras, becoming the first U.S. president to appear on television on April 30, 1939. The David Sarnoff Library has available an actual, off-the-monitor photograph of the FDR telecast. The broadcast was transmitted by NBC's New York television station W2XBS Channel 1 (now WNBC-TV channel 4) and was seen by about 1,000 viewers within the station's roughly 40-mile (64 km) coverage area from their Empire State Building transmitter location. The next day, May 1, four models of RCA television sets went on sale to the general public in various New York City department stores, promoted in a series of splashy newspaper ads. It is to be noted that DuMont (and others) actually offered the first home sets in 1938 in anticipation of NBC's announced April 1939 start-up. Later in 1939, NBC took its cameras to professional football and baseball games in the New York City area, establishing many "firsts" in the history of television. Actual NBC "network" broadcasts (more than one station) began about this time with occasional special events — such as the British King and Queen's visit to the New York World's Fair — being seen in Philadelphia (over the station which would become WPTZ, now KYW) and in Schenectady (over the station which would become WRGB), two pioneer stations in their own right. The most ambitious NBC television "network" program of this pre-war era was the telecasting of the Republican National Convention in 1940 from Philadelphia, which was fed live to New York and Schenectady.[6] However, despite major promotion by RCA, television set sales in New York in the 1939-1940 period were disappointing, primarily due to the high cost of the sets, and the lack of compelling regular programming. Most sets were sold to bars, hotels and other public places, where the general public viewed special sporting and news events. Image File history File linksMetadata 30rock. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 30rock. ... Sarnoff redirects here. ... Trylon, Perisphere and Helicline photo by Sam Gottscho The 1939-40 New York Worlds Fair, located on the current site of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (also the location of the 1964-1965 New York Worlds Fair), was one of the largest worlds fairs of all time. ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), 32nd President of the United States, the longest-serving holder of the office and the only man to be elected President more than twice, was one of the central figures of 20th century history. ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... WNBC may mean the following broadcast stations in the city of New York: WNBC-TV 4 WNBC AM 660, now WFAN WNBC-FM 97. ... In North America, channel 1 is a former broadcast (over-the-air) television channel (44-50 MHz, with visual at 45. ... For broadcast stations that previously used the WNBC call sign, see WNBC (disambiguation). ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... KYW-TV, channel 3, is a television station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, owned by the CBS Corporation and affiliated with the CBS Television Network. ...


NBC's experimental New York City station was licensed for commercial telecasts beginning on July 1, 1941, adopting the call letters WNBT (it is now WNBC-TV). The first official commercial on that day was for Bulova Watches, seen just before the start of a Brooklyn Dodgers telecast. Limited programming continued until the U.S. entered World War II. Telecasts were curtailed in the early years of the war, then expanded as NBC began to prepare for full service upon the war's end. On V-E Day, May 8, 1945, WNBT broadcast hours of news coverage, and remotes from around New York City. This event was pre-promoted by NBC with a direct-mail card sent to television set owners in the New York area.[7] At one point, a WNBT camera placed atop the marquee of the Hotel Astor panned the crowd below celebrating the end of the war in Europe. The vivid coverage was a prelude to television's rapid growth after the war ended. The NBC television network grew from its initial post-war lineup of four stations. The 1947 World Series featured two New York teams (Yankees and Dodgers), and local TV sales boomed, since the games were telecast in New York. More stations along the East Coast and in the Midwest were connected by coaxial cable through the late 1940s, and in September 1951 the first transcontinental telecasts took place. is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... For broadcast stations that previously used the WNBC call sign, see WNBC (disambiguation). ... Churchill waves to crowds in Whitehall on the day he broadcast to the nation that the war with Germany had been won, 8 May 1945. ... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Astor on the Lake The Astor on the Lake (also Astor Hotel) is a low-rise building located in the Yankee Hill neighborhood of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The 1947 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning the Series in 7 games for their first title since 1943, and the 11th championship in team history. ...


The early 1950s brought success for NBC in the new medium. Television's first big star, Milton Berle, drew large audiences to NBC with his antics on the The Texaco Star Theater. The network launched Today and The Tonight Show, which would bookend the broadcast day for over fifty years, and which still lead their competitors. Milton Berle (July 12, 1908 - March 27, 2002) was an Emmy-winning American comedian who was born Milton Berlinger. ... The Today Show, officially known as Today, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. Debuting on January 14, 1952, it was the first of its genre, spawning similar morning news and entertainment television programs across the United States and around the world. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Color television

See also: History of television#Color television

While rivals CBS and DuMont also offered color broadcasting plans, RCA convinced a waffling FCC to approve its color system in December 1953. NBC was ready with color programming within days of the FCC's decision. NBC began with some shows in 1954, and that summer broadcast its first program to air all episodes in color, The Marriage. In 1956 during a National Association meeting in Chicago, NBC announced that its Chicago TV station WNBQ (now WMAQ-TV) was the first color TV station in the nation (at least six hours of color broadcasts a day). The 1962 Rose Bowl was the first color television broadcast of a college football game. By 1963, most of NBC's prime time schedule was in color. Without television sets to sell, rival networks followed more slowly, finally committing to color in the 1965-66 season. Days of our Lives was the first soap opera to premiere in color. The History of television technology can be divided along two lines: those developments that depended upon both mechanical and electronic principles, and those which are purely electronic. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... The DuMont Television Network was the worlds first commercial television network, beginning operation in the United States in 1946. ... The Marriage was the first prime-time network television series to be broadcast in color. ... WMAQ redirects here. ... Prime time is the block of programming on television during the middle of the evening. ... Days of our Lives is an American soap opera, which has aired nearly every weekday since November 8, 1965[5] on the NBC network in the United States, and has since been syndicated to many countries around the world. ...


1970s doldrums

The 1970s started strongly for the network thanks to hits like Laugh-In, Emergency!, Adam-12, The Dean Martin Show, and The Flip Wilson Show, but this did not last. In spite of the success of such new shows as The NBC Mystery Movie, Sanford and Son, Chico and the Man, Little House on the Prairie, The Rockford Files, and Quincy, M.E., as well as continued success from veterans like The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and The Wonderful World of Disney, the network entered a slump in the middle of the decade. Disney, in particular, saw its ratings nosedive once CBS put 60 Minutes up against it in the 1975-1976 season. None of the new shows NBC introduced in the fall of 1975 earned a second season, all failing in the face of established competition. Rowan & Martins Laugh-In was a United States comedy television show broadcast from January 22, 1968 through 1973 over the NBC Network. ... Emergency! was a popular crime drama/medical television series that was produced by Mark VII Limited (Jack Webbs company) and distributed by Universal Studios. ... This article is about the guitarist. ... The Dean Martin Show was a TV variety-comedy series that ran from 1965 to 1974, for 245 episodes. ... Flip Wilson in character as Geraldine Jones, on a recently released best of DVD set. ... The NBC Mystery Movie was an American television cycle of movies that aired on NBC from 1971 to 1977. ... Sanford and Son is an American sitcom that premiered on the NBC television network on January 14, 1972 and was broadcast for six seasons. ... Chico and the Man was an American sitcom which ran on NBC from September 13, 1974 to July 21, 1978, starring Jack Albertson as Ed Brown (The Man), the cantankerous owner of a run down garage in an East Los Angeles barrio, and introducing Freddie Prinze as Chico Rodriguez, an... Little House on the Prairie is a childrens book by Laura Ingalls Wilder that was published in 1935. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Quincy, M.E. (or simply Quincy) is the name of a United States television series that aired from October 3, 1976, to May 11, 1983, on NBC (and can be seen in the UK on ITV3 and intermittently on the ITV Network, as well as in syndication on MeTV in... The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was a late-night talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the Tonight Show franchise from 1962 to 1992. ... The first incarnation of the Walt Disney anthology series, commonly called The Wonderful World of Disney, premiered on ABC on October 27, 1954 under the name Disneyland. ... This article is about the CBS news magazine. ...


In 1974 under new president Herb Schlosser, the network tried to go after younger viewers with a series of costly movies, miniseries and specials. This failed to attract the desirable 18-34 demographic, and alienated older viewers.[8] NBC did launch the successful and influential Saturday Night Live, in a time slot previously held by reruns of The Tonight Show. In 1978 Schlosser was promoted to executive vice presidency at RCA,[9] and a desperate NBC lured Fred Silverman away from number-one ABC to turn the network's fortunes around. With the notable exceptions of Diff'rent Strokes, Real People, The Facts of Life, and the mini-series Shogun, he couldn't find a hit. Failures accumulated rapidly under his watch (such as Hello, Larry, Supertrain, Pink Lady and Jeff, and The Waverly Wonders). Ironically many of them were beaten in the ratings by shows Silverman had greenlighted at CBS and ABC. SNL redirects here. ... Silverman, Time, 1977 Fred Silverman (born September 13, 1937 in New York City) is an American television executive and producer. ... Diffrent Strokes is an American sitcom that aired on the NBC television network from 1978 to 1985, and on ABC from 1985 to 1986. ... Real People was an NBC reality television series that aired from 1979 to 1984, generally on Sunday nights. ... The Facts of Life is an American sitcom that originally ran on the NBC network from August 24, 1979 to September 13, 1988. ... This page is about the TV miniseries. ... Hello, Larry was a 1970s sitcom starring McLean Stevenson. ... Supertrain was a television drama/adventure series that ran on NBC from February 7, 1979, to May 5, 1979. ... Pink Lady, known unofficially as Pink Lady and Jeff [1], was a television show that aired for six weeks on NBC in 1980. ...


Also during this time, NBC suffered the defections of several longtime affiliates in markets such as: Atlanta (WSB), Baltimore (WBAL), Charlotte (WSOC), Dayton (WDTN), Indianapolis (WRTV), Jacksonville (WTLV), Minneapolis-St. Paul (KSTP-TV), and San Diego (KGTV). Most were wooed away by ABC, which was the number-one network during the late 1970s and early 1980s. In markets such as San Diego and Jacksonville, NBC was forced to replace the lost stations with new affiliates broadcasting on the UHF band. WSB-TV is the ABC affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia. ... WBAL-TV (channel 11, DTV 59), WBAL-TV 11 is the NBC affiliate for Baltimore, Maryland. ... WSOC-TV, channel 9 is the ABC affiliate in Charlotte, North Carolina, the United States 28th largest television market. ... WDTN is the NBC-affiliated television station for the Miami Valley area of Ohio. ... WRTV, RTV6, is the ABC television affiliate in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... WTLV (NBC12) is the NBC affiliate in Jacksonville, Florida. ... KSTP-TV Channel 5 (50 digital) is the ABC affiliate for the Twin Cities. ... KGTV is the ABC television affiliate in San Diego, California. ... This article is about the radio frequency. ...


When U.S. President Jimmy Carter pulled the American team out of the 1980 Summer Olympics, NBC canceled a planned 150 hours of coverage (which had cost $87,000,000), and the network's future was in doubt. It had been counting on $170,000,000 in advertising revenues and on the broadcasts to help promote fall shows.[10] For other persons named Jimmy Carter, see Jimmy Carter (disambiguation). ... Badge, released in the USSR The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, were held in Moscow in the Soviet Union. ...


The press was merciless towards Silverman, but two of the most savage attacks on his leadership came from within. The company that composed NBC's on-air promo music created a spoof of the Proud as a Peacock ad campaign. Comedian Al Franken satirized Silverman in a Saturday Night Live sketch titled "Limo for a Lame-O". Silverman admitted he "never liked Al Franken to begin with", and the sketch may have hurt Franken's chance of succeeding Lorne Michaels as executive producer of SNL.[11] This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Alan Stuart Al Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an Emmy Award–winning American comedian, actor, author, screenwriter, political commentator, radio host and, recently, politician. ... Lorne Michaels (born November 17, 1944) is a Canadian Emmy-winning television producer, writer and comedian best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live and producing the various film and TV projects that spun off from it. ...


Tartikoff's turnaround

In the summer of 1981, Fred Silverman resigned. Grant Tinker became president of the network and Brandon Tartikoff became chief of programming. Tartikoff inherited a schedule full of aging dramas and very few sitcoms, but showed patience with promising programs. One such show was the critically acclaimed Hill Street Blues, which rated poorly in its first season. Instead of canceling it, he moved the Emmy-winning police drama to Thursday night where its ratings improved dramatically. He used the same tactic with St. Elsewhere. Shows like these were able to get the same ad revenue as their higher-rated, mass-audience competition because of their desirable demographics, upscale, 18-34 year-old viewers.[12] While the network claimed moderate successes with Gimme a Break!, Silver Spoons, Knight Rider and Remington Steele, its biggest hit in this period was The A-Team, which, at tenth place, was the network's only top-20 rated show of the 1982-1983 season. These shows helped NBC through the disastrous 1983-84 season, in which none of its new shows gained a second year.[13] It was the only time that a network's entire line of new series had failed to be renewed since the network's 1975 lineup. Grant Tinker (born January 11, 1925) is the former chairman and CEO of NBC from 1981 to 1986, co-founder of MTM Enterprises, and television producer. ... Brandon Tartikoff (January 13, 1949 — August 27, 1997) was a popular NBC executive who was credited with turning around NBCs low prime time reputation with such hit series as Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, ALF, Family Ties, The Cosby Show, Cheers, Miami Vice, The Golden Girls, Knight Rider... Hill Street Blues was a serial police drama that was first aired on NBC in 1981 and ran for 146 episodes on primetime into 1987. ... An Emmy Award. ... St. ... Gimme a Break! is an American sitcom which aired on NBC from October 29, 1981 until May 12, 1987. ... Silver Spoons is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 25, 1982 to May 11, 1986 and in first-run syndication from September 15, 1986 to March 4, 1987. ... For the American media company, see Knight Ridder. ... Remington Steele was an American television series first broadcast on the NBC network from 1982 to 1987. ... For the United States Army military unit, see The A-Team (military). ...


In 1982 NBC canceled Tom Snyder's The Tomorrow Show and gave the time slot to 34-year-old comedian David Letterman. Though Letterman had had an unsuccessful daytime series in 1980, Late Night with David Letterman proved much more successful. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Tomorrow (also known as The Tomorrow Show and, after 1980, Tomorrow Coast to Coast) was an American late-night television talk show hosted by Tom Snyder. ... David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.) is an Emmy Award-winning American television host and comedian. ... The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City. ... Late Night with David Letterman was a nightly hour-long comedy talk show on NBC hosted by David Letterman. ...


In 1984 the huge success of The Cosby Show led to a renewed interest in sitcoms, while Family Ties and Cheers, both of which premiered in 1982 to mediocre ratings, saw their viewership increase from having Cosby as a lead-in. The network moved from third place to second place that year. It reached first place in the Nielsen rankings in the 1985-86 season, with hits The Golden Girls, Miami Vice, 227, Night Court, Highway to Heaven, and Hunter. The network's upswing continued through the decade with ALF, Amen, Matlock, L.A. Law, The Hogan Family, A Different World, Empty Nest, and In the Heat of the Night. In the 1988-89 season, NBC won every week in the ratings for over a full year, an achievement not since duplicated. The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby, first broadcast on September 20, 1984 and ran for eight seasons on the NBC television network, until April 30, 1992. ... For other uses, see Family Ties (disambiguation). ... This article is about the TV series. ... For the Hong Kong film, see The Golden Girls (1995 film). ... For the 2006 movie, see Miami Vice (film). ... 227 is an African American sitcom that was broadcast on the NBC network from September 14, 1985 to July 28, 1990, for five seasons, and ranked onto the Nielsen Ratings for three seasons (1985 - 1986, 1986 - 1987, 1987 - 1988). ... Night Court was an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from January 1984 until May 1992. ... Highway to Heaven is an American television drama series which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1989. ... Hunter was a police drama television series starring Fred Dryer which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1991. ... ALF is a 30-minute television sitcom that originally ran on NBC from 1986 to 1990. ... Amen is an American television sitcom produced by Carson Productions that ran from September 27, 1986 to May 11, 1991 on NBC. The African American sitcom starred Sherman Hemsley (of The Jeffersons and All in the Family fame) as Deacon Ernest Frye, the head of the First Community Church of... Matlock was a long-running American television legal drama. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Hogan Family is an American television situation comedy that aired from March 1, 1986 to July 20, 1991. ... A Different World is an American television sitcom which aired for six seasons on NBC (from September 24, 1987 until July 9, 1993). ... Empty Nest is a television sitcom that ran on NBC from 1988 to 1995. ... In the Heat of the Night is a television series based on the motion picture, In the Heat of the Night that ran from 1988 to 1995. ...


"Must See TV" and beyond

In 1991, Tartikoff left NBC to take a position at Paramount Pictures. In one decade he had taken control of a network with no shows in the Nielsen Top 10 and left it with five. Warren Littlefield took his place. His start was shaky due to the end of most of the Tartikoff-era hits. Some blamed him for losing David Letterman to CBS after giving The Tonight Show to Jay Leno, following Johnny Carson's 1992 retirement. Things turned around with hit series Mad About You, Friends, Frasier, ER, and Will & Grace. One of Tartikoff's late acquisitions, Seinfeld, became the top rated show. The Must-See TV tag line was applied to Thursday night's strong lineup. Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... Warren Littlefield is the head of programming for Sony Pictures Television and the former president of NBC Entertainment. ... David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.) is an Emmy Award-winning American television host and comedian. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... James Douglas Muir Jay Leno (April 28, 1950) is an Emmy Award-winning American stand-up comedian and television host, who succeeded Johnny Carson as host of The Tonight Show in 1992. ... For other persons named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Mad About You (disambiguation). ... This article is about the television show. ... Frasier is an American sitcom starring Kelsey Grammer as psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane. ... ER is an Emmy-winning American serial medical drama created by novelist Michael Crichton and set primarily in the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Cook County, Chicago, Illinois. ... Will & Grace is a popular American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on NBC from 1998 to 2006. ... For other uses, see Seinfeld (disambiguation). ... Must See TV was the name given to NBCs popular Thursday-night prime time television lineup during the mid and late 1990s. ...


After CBS chose Survivor to anchor its Thursday night line-up, its success was taken as a suggestion that NBC's nearly two decades of Thursday night dominance could be broken. With the loss of Friends and Frasier in 2004, NBC was left with several moderately rated shows and few true hits. Competing with CBS's popular CSI franchise, FOX's American Idol, and ABC hits Lost, Desperate Housewives and Grey's Anatomy, NBC has dropped to fourth in the ratings race. CBS leads, followed by a resurgent ABC, and Fox. Adding to its woes, all of the networks face shrinking audiences due to increased competition from cable, home video, and the internet. The term CSI franchise is commonly used to describe a number of related American television programs created by Anthony E. Zuiker and originally broadcast on CBS, all of which deal with forensic scientists as they unveil the circumstances behind mysterious and unusual deaths and crimes committed. ... American Idol is an American reality-competition show airing on Fox. ... LOST redirects here. ... Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as show runner, and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. ... This article is about the television series. ...


With the 2004-05 season, NBC became the first major network to produce its programming in widescreen, hoping to attract new viewers. NBC saw only a slight boost since widescreen television had yet to catch on. The Wikipedia main page as viewed with a widescreen monitor. ...


In December 2005, NBC began its first week-long primetime game show event, Deal or No Deal, garnering big ratings, and returning multi-weekly in March 2006. On sustained success, Deal or No Deal returned in the fall of 2006. Otherwise the 2005-06 season was one of the worst for NBC in three decades, with only one fall series, My Name Is Earl, surviving for a second season. The 2006-07 season was a mixed bag, with Heroes a surprise hit on Monday nights, while the highly touted Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (from the creator of NBC's hit drama The West Wing), lost a third of its premiere-night viewers by week six and was eventually canned. Sunday Night NFL football returned to NBC after eight years, Deal or No Deal stayed strong, and The Office won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. But NBC stayed in fourth place. For other national versions, see the main Deal or No Deal article. ... My Name Is Earl is an Emmy Award-winning American sitcom created by Greg Garcia. ... Heroes is an American science fiction serial drama television series created by Tim Kring, which premiered on NBC on September 25, 2006. ... Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is an Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe Award nominated American television Comedy-drama series created and written by Aaron Sorkin. ... This article is about a TV show. ... NFL redirects here. ... This article is about the USA version of The Office. ... An Emmy Award. ...


In March 2007 NBC announced that it will offer full-length prime-time television shows like The Office and Heroes on-demand to play on mobile phones. This will be a first for the United States, as the market shifts away from traditional television.[14]


NBC News

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NBC News endcap, used from 2002 to present. ... The Today Show, officially known as Today, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. Debuting on January 14, 1952, it was the first of its genre, spawning similar morning news and entertainment television programs across the United States and around the world. ... NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. ... Dateline NBC, or Dateline, is a U.S. weekly television newsmagazine broadcast by NBC similar to ABCs 20/20 or CBSs 60 Minutes. ... Early Today is the early morning news program on NBC. MSNBC anchors rotate hosting the show. ... Meet the Press (MTP) is a weekly television news show produced by NBC. It started as a radio show in 1945 as American Mercury Presents: Meet the Press, originating from WRC-AM in Washington. ... For the news website, see msnbc. ... This article is about CNBC U.S., the business news channel in the U.S.. For other uses, see CNBC (disambiguation). ...

Programming

NBC presently operates on an 87-hour regular network programming schedule. It provides 22 hours of prime time programming to affiliated stations: 8:00-11:00 p.m.(ET/PT)/7:00-10:00 p.m.(CT,MT,AT,HT) Monday through Saturday and 7:00-11:00 p.m. on Sundays. Programming is also provided 7:00-11:00 a.m. weekdays in the form of Today, which also has a two-hour Saturday and one-hour Sunday edition; the one-hour weekday drama Days of our Lives; nightly editions of NBC Nightly News; the Sunday political talk show Meet the Press; weekday early-morning news program Early Today; late night talk shows The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Last Call with Carson Daly; sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live; Late-late-night poker series Poker After Dark; weeknight rebroadcasts of The Tonight Show under the banner NBC All Night; and a three-hour Saturday morning animation block under the name qubo. In addition, sports programming is also provided weekend afternoons any time from 12:00-6:00 p.m. ET, or tape-delayed PT. Prime time is the block of programming on television during the middle of the evening. ... The Today Show, officially known as Today, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. Debuting on January 14, 1952, it was the first of its genre, spawning similar morning news and entertainment television programs across the United States and around the world. ... Days of our Lives is an American soap opera, which has aired nearly every weekday since November 8, 1965[5] on the NBC network in the United States, and has since been syndicated to many countries around the world. ... NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. ... Meet the Press (MTP) is a weekly television news show produced by NBC. It started as a radio show in 1945 as American Mercury Presents: Meet the Press, originating from WRC-AM in Washington. ... Early Today is the early morning news program on NBC. MSNBC anchors rotate hosting the show. ... May 26, 2006 opening monologue of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an Emmy Award-winning American late-night talk show hosted by comedian Jay Leno on NBC. It premiered on May 25, 1992, succeeding The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. ... Late Night with Conan OBrien is an Emmy Award-winning American late-night talk show on NBC. The second incarnation of NBCs Late Night franchise, OBriens debuted in 1993 after previous host David Letterman moved to CBS to host the Late Show opposite The Tonight Show. ... Last Call with Carson Daly is a late night NBC talk show, hosted by former MTV VJ Carson Daly. ... SNL redirects here. ... Poker After Dark is an hour-long late night poker television program on NBC, which debuted on January 1, 2007 in its NBC All Night programming lineup, airing six nights a week. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... qubo (kyoo-bo, originally called Smart Place for Kids until August 23, 2006[1]) is the name of the childrens programming endeavor involving three broadcast networks, a new digital television network, and numerous childrens entertainment producers. ... There is also a WFMU radio program called Seven Second Delay. ...


Prime time

Further information: List of programs broadcast by NBC

Returning comedies are in red; new comedies are in pink; returning dramas are in green ; new dramas are in blue; returning reality shows are in yellow; new reality shows are in gold; returning game shows are in orange; news programming is in brown; sports programming is in purple. This is a list of programs currently, formerly, and soon to be broadcast by NBC. Dateline NBC (1992-present) Early Today (1999-present) Meet the Press (1947-present) NBC Nightly News (1970-present) Today (1952-present) Bionic Woman (2007-present) Chuck (2007-present) ER (1994-present) Friday Night Lights (2006...


All times are Eastern and Pacific (subtract one hour for Central and Mountain time), with the exception of Sunday (see below). Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ...  PST or UTC-8 The Pacific Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8). ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... Mountain Standard Time (MST) is UTC-7, Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) is UTC-6 The Mountain Time Zone of North America keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-7) during the shortest days of autumn and winter, and by subtracting six hours during daylight saving time...

7:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 10:30 p.m.
Sunday Dateline NBC Various Programming
Monday Local Programming American Gladiators Nashville Star
Tuesday Most Outrageous Moments Most Outrageous Moments Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Wednesday Deal or No Deal Celebrity Circus Law & Order
Thursday The Office Last Comic Standing Fear Itself
Friday Most Outrageous Moments Most Outrageous Moments Dateline NBC
Saturday Medium Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Law & Order
See also: 2007-08 United States network television schedule

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Fall 2008

7:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 10:30 p.m.
Sunday Football Night in America Sunday Night Football
Monday Local Programming Chuck Heroes My Own Worst Enemy
Tuesday The Biggest Loser Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Wednesday Knight Rider Deal or No Deal Lipstick Jungle
Thursday My Name Is Earl 30 Rock The Office Kath & Kim ER
Friday Crusoe America's Toughest Jobs Life
Saturday Dateline NBC Knight Rider Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • The Sunday night schedule airs live across the country, starting at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT.[15][16]
See also: 2008-09 United States network television schedule

Football Night in America is the studio show preceding NBCs broadcasts of Sunday night National Football League (NFL) games starting in the 2006 NFL season. ... NBC Sunday Night Football is a weekly television broadcast of Sunday evening National Football League games on NBC that began airing on Sunday, August 6, 2006 with the pre-season opening Hall of Fame Game. ... Chuck is an American action-comedy television program created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak. ... Heroes is an American science fiction serial drama television series created by Tim Kring, which premiered on NBC on September 25, 2006. ... For the current American season, see The Biggest Loser: Couples. ... Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 5 DVD Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU) is the first of three spin-offs of Law & Order (the other two being Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Trial by Jury; all series are presented on the NBC... For other national versions, see the main Deal or No Deal article. ... Lipstick Jungle is a upcoming Dramedy series that will debut on NBC in the Fall of 2007. ... My Name Is Earl is an Emmy Award-winning American sitcom created by Greg Garcia. ... This article is about the TV series. ... This article is about the USA version of The Office. ... ER is an Emmy-winning American serial medical drama created by novelist Michael Crichton and set primarily in the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Cook County, Chicago, Illinois. ... Life is an American television drama created by Rand Ravich, who also serves as executive producer alongside Far Shariat, David Semel, and Daniel Sackheim for Universal Media Studios. ... Dateline NBC, or Dateline, is a U.S. weekly television newsmagazine broadcast by NBC similar to ABCs 20/20 or CBSs 60 Minutes. ... Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 5 DVD Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU) is the first of three spin-offs of Law & Order (the other two being Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Trial by Jury; all series are presented on the NBC...

Daytime programs

NBC currently airs just one daytime drama, the long-running serial Days of our Lives. From July 1999 to September 2007, the soap opera Passions was also a part of NBC's daytime schedule. In September 2007, Passions made way for a fourth hour of Today; the show moved to the DirecTV-only channel The 101 later that month. Days of our Lives is an American soap opera, which has aired nearly every weekday since November 8, 1965[5] on the NBC network in the United States, and has since been syndicated to many countries around the world. ... For other uses, see Passion. ... The Today Show, officially known as Today, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. Debuting on January 14, 1952, it was the first of its genre, spawning similar morning news and entertainment television programs across the United States and around the world. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that was founded in 1994. ... The 101 is the name of DirecTVs in-house channel on its satellite service, available throughout the United States. ...


Long-running NBC daytime dramas of the past include Another World (1964–1999), The Doctors (1963–1982) and Santa Barbara (1984–1993). NBC also aired the final four and a half years of Search for Tomorrow (1982–1986) after that series was dropped by CBS, although many NBC affiliates did not air the show in its final years. NBC has also aired numerous short-lived soaps; Generations (1989–1991) and Sunset Beach (1997–1999) are a couple of examples, as are two Another World spin-offs, Somerset (1970–1976) and Texas (1980–1982). Another World was an NBC soap opera that ran from May 4, 1964 to June 25, 1999. ... For the BBC television series produced 1969-71, see The Doctors (BBC TV series). ... Santa Barbara was an American soap opera which ran on NBC for 213 episodes from July 30, 1984 to January 15, 1993. ... Search for Tomorrow was a soap opera which started airing on Monday, September 3, 1951 on CBS. The show was moved from CBS, its original broadcaster, on Friday, March 26, 1982, with NBC picking it up on the following Monday, March 29, 1982. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Generations was a soap opera which aired on NBC from March 27, 1989 to January 25, 1991. ... Sunset Beach was an American soap opera that aired on NBC from January 6, 1997 to December 31, 1999. ... Somerset (sometimes called Another World: Somerset) was a soap opera which ran on NBC from March 30, 1970 until December 31, 1976. ... Texas (sometimes called Another World in Texas and, later, Texas: The New Generation) was a soap opera which aired on NBC from August 4, 1980 until December 31, 1982. ...


Notable long-running daytime game shows that have aired on NBC include Concentration, Let's Make a Deal, The Match Game, Jeopardy!, The Hollywood Squares, Wheel of Fortune, Password Plus/Super Password, Sale of the Century and Scrabble. The last game show to air on NBC's daytime schedule, Caesars Challenge, ended in January 1994. However, some shows that previously aired on NBC continue in syndication. Concentration was a TV game show based on the childrens memory game of the same name. ... Lets Make a Deal is a television game show which aired in various encarnations in the United States. ... Match Game, also called The Match Game, was an American television game show, most often hosted by Gene Rayburn. ... Jeopardy redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The daytime Wheel of Fortune was an American game show that aired on NBC from January 6, 1975 to June 30, 1989. ... Password Plus and Super Password were American game shows that were revivals of the original CBS and ABC game show Password (1961-67; 1971-1975). ... Sale of the Century is a television game show format that made its debut in the United States on September 29, 1969, on NBC daytime. ... Scrabble was an American television game show that was based on the Scrabble board game. ... Caesars Challenge (or Caesars Challenge) was an American game show that aired on NBC daytime from 1993 to early 1994. ...


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. Howdy Doody was a childrens television program (with a decidedly frontier/western theme, although other themes also colored the show) that aired on NBC in the United States from 1947 until 1960. ... A marionette is a type of puppet with strings controlled by a puppeteer from above. ... 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 1961 until 1992, the bulk of NBC's children's programming were derived from theatrical shorts like The Pink Panther Show and Looney Tunes, 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 and Alvin and the Chipmunks in the 1980s), cartoon adaptations of Mr. T, ALF and Star Trek, and original live-action series including The Banana Splits, The Bugaloos, and H.R. Pufnstuf. The Pink Panther Show is a showcase of United Artists animated cartoons from the 1960s and 1970s. ... Looney Tunes opening title from mid-1950s Looney Tunes is a Warner Bros. ... The Flintstones is an animated American television sitcom which ran from 1960 to 1966 on ABC. Produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, The Flintstones is about a working class Stone Age mans life with his family and his next door neighbor and best friend. ... The Jetsons is a prime-time animated television series that was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. ... Astro Boy is the American title for the Japanese animated series Tetsuwan Atom , which roughly translates to Mighty Atom and literally to Iron-arm Atom) first broadcast on Japanese television from 1963 to 1966. ... Serialized in Manga Shonen Original run – Volumes 3[1] TV anime: Kimba the White Lion Jungle Emperor Director Fred Ladd Eichi Yamamoto Studio Titan Productions Mushi Productions Network Fuji Television Syndication Original run 1966 October 6, 1965 – 1978 September 28, 1966 Episodes 52[2] Animated film: Jungle Emperor Leo: Feature... This article is about the musical group. ... This article is about the actor. ... ALF is a 30-minute television sitcom that originally ran on NBC from 1986 to 1990. ... This article is about the entire Star Trek franchise. ... The Banana Splits was a comedy variety television show in the United States during the 1960s starring several lifesize puppets. ... The Bugaloos was a childrens television series in the United States produced by brothers Sid and Marty Krofft in 1970. ... H.R. Pufnstuf is a childrens television series produced by Sid and Marty Krofft in the United States. ...


From 1984 to 1989, One to Grow On PSAs were shown after the end credits of every show or every other children's show. One to Grow On is an educational public service announcement (PSA) that broadcast during NBCs saturday morning line-up from 1983 to 1989 when the network ran cartoons. ...


In 1989, NBC premiered Saved by the Bell, which originated at The Disney Channel as Good Morning, Miss Bliss. Saved by the Bell, despite bad reviews from tv critics, 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. Saved by the Bell is an American sitcom that originally aired between 1989 and 1993. ... The Disney Channel is a cable TV network run by The Walt Disney Company in the United States. ... Good Morning, Miss Bliss was an American teen sitcom that aired from 1988 to 1989, about a teacher and her students at John F. Kennedy Junior High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... 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. In 2000, after eleven years NBC discontinued the TNBC Saturday morning block. Weekend Today, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekend mornings on the NBC television network. ... TNBC (Teen NBC) 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 December 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. ... Just Deal is a comedy-drama series that aired Saturday mornings on NBC as a part of the networks TNBC lineup. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Thomas W. Lynch (born on February 25, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is an American television series producer who is the head of his own production company, the Tom Lynch Company, based in Beverly Hills, California. ...


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 Endurace, but has expanded to include some animated series such as Kenny the Shark, Tutenstein, and Time Warp Trio. In 2006, Discovery Kids on NBC was discontinued.[17] Discovery Communications LLC (DCI) is an American global media and entertainment company that began as a single channel, the Discovery Channel, launched in 1985. ... 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 was born on April 20, 1968 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. ... Endurance is a Daytime Emmy Award-nominated American reality television childrens program, currently shown on the Discovery Kids cable network in the United States and also on networks in other countries. ... Kenny the Shark is an animated television series produced by Discovery Kids. ... Tutenstein :is an Emmy Award winning animated television series, produced by Porchlight Entertainment for Discovery Kids. ... This article is about the Time Warp Trio television series. ...


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 qubo endeavor teaming parent company NBC Universal with ION Media Networks, Scholastic Press, Corus Entertainment and Classic Media/Mike Young. qubo will include blocks to air on NBC, Telemundo (the Spanish-language network owned by NBC Universal), and ION Media Networks's ION Television, as well as a 24/7 digital broadcast kids channel, video on demand services and a branded website. qubo (kyoo-bo, originally called Smart Place for Kids until August 23, 2006[1]) is the name of the childrens 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 an American book publishing company known for publishing educational materials for schools, teachers, and parents, and selling and distributing them by mail order and via book clubs and book fairs. ... Corus Entertainment Inc. ... Classic Media, Inc. ... Michael James (Mike) Young was a fictional character in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, played by Guy Pearce from 1986 until 1989. ... Telemundo is an American television network based in Hialeah, Florida. ... ION Television is a broadcast and cable television network first broadcast on August 31, 1998 under the name PAX TV (early on in its development, it was called PaxNet). ...


The "Discovery Kids on NBC" block aired for the final time on September 2, 2006. On Saturday, September 9, 2006, NBC started airing the following qubo programs: VeggieTales, Dragon, VeggieTales Presents: 3-2-1 Penguins!, Babar, Jane and the Dragon, and Jacob Two-Two. is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... VeggieTales is a series of English language childrens computer animated films featuring anthropomorphic vegetables and conveying moral themes based on Christianity and often compatible with Judaism. ... Dragon is an animated television program which is based on the books by best-selling childrens author Dav Pilkey. ... 3-2-1 Penguins! is a series of Christian animated videos (on VHS and DVD) for all ages. ... Babar is an animated television series produced in Canada by Nelvana Limited and The Clifford Ross Company. ... Jane and the Dragon, is a CGI animated series based on the books of the same name by Martin Baynton. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


NBCi

In April 2000, NBCi purchased a company that specialized with search engines that learned from the users' searches for $32 million, called GlobalBrain. SLI Systems is an internet company specializing in vertical e-commerce search engines which learns from the users searches. ...


In 2001–2002, NBC briefly changed its web address to "NBCi.com", in a heavily-advertised attempt to launch an Internet portal and start page. This move saw NBC teaming up with XOOM.com, e-mail.com, AllBusiness.com,[18] and Snap.com (eventually acquiring all four of them), launching a multi-faceted internet portal with e-mail, webhosting, community, chat, personalization and news capabilities. This experiment lasted roughly one season, failed, and NBCi was folded back into NBC.[19] The NBC-TV portion of the website reverted to NBC.com. However, the NBCi web site continued as a portal for NBC-branded content (NBCi.com redirected to NBCi.msnbc.com), using a co-branded version of InfoSpace to deliver minimal portal content. In mid 2007, NBCi.com began to mirror NBC.com.[20] Web portals are sites on the World Wide Web that typically provide personalized capabilities to their visitors. ... Homepage, Home page or Home may refer to: The URL or local file that is automatically loaded when a web browser starts is called homepage or startpage. ... XOOM was a free web hosting company, similar to GeoCities. ... AllBusiness. ... Current Chairman & CEO Jim Voelker InfoSpace is a mobile entertainment provider, a private label search engine and an online directory. ...


Evolution of the NBC logo

Main article: NBC logos

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. NBC has used numerous logos at various times; this article shows all of its television logos, including the peacock design (originally for color broadcasts only) that led to it being nicknamed the Peacock network and eventually became its logo. ... This article is about the former RCA Corporation. ... Peacock re-directs here; for alternate uses see Peacock (disambiguation). ...


International broadcasts

Canada

Many cities in Canada including Toronto (Buffalo), Vancouver (Seattle) and Montreal (Burlington) receive many United States NBC affiliates either over the air and on cable television and satellite television providers. In places far from the border, cable and satellite are the only ways to pick up NBC signals clearly. Aside from Simultaneous substitution, the programming and broadcasting is the same as in the United States. Look up buffalo in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Burlington is the largest city in the U.S. state of Vermont and is the shire town of Chittenden County, Vermont. ... Cable TV redirects here. ... Satellite television is television delivered by way of communications satellites, as compared to conventional terrestrial television and cable television. ... Simultaneous substitution or simsub, is the practice by which cable, direct broadcast satellite and multichannel multipoint distribution service television distribution companies substitute a local or regional signal over a foreign or non-local signal, when two or more stations are airing the same programming at the same time. ...


Europe, Latin America and the Carribean

NBC Nightly News, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien are shown on CNBC Europe. NBC is no longer shown outside the Americas on a channel in its own right. However, both NBC News and MSNBC are shown for a few hours a day on Orbit News in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. MSNBC is also shown occasionally on sister network CNBC Europe during breaking news. NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. ... May 26, 2006 opening monologue of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an Emmy Award-winning American late-night talk show hosted by comedian Jay Leno on NBC. It premiered on May 25, 1992, succeeding The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. ... Late Night with Conan OBrien is an Emmy Award-winning American late-night talk show on NBC. The second incarnation of NBCs Late Night franchise, OBriens debuted in 1993 after previous host David Letterman moved to CBS to host the Late Show opposite The Tonight Show. ... CNBC Europe is a business and financial news channel broadcast in Europe. ... Orbit News is a 24 hour satellite and cable channel offering American news programming to viewers abroad, primarily geared towards an Arab audience. ... CNBC Europe is a business and financial news channel broadcast in Europe. ...


NBC Super Channel becomes NBC Europe

In 1993, the Pan-European cable network Super Channel was taken over by General Electric, the parent of NBC, and became NBC Super Channel. In 1996, the channel was renamed NBC Europe, but was, from then on, almost always referred to as simply "NBC" on the air. NBC Europe (formerly The Super Channel and NBC Super Channel) was a satellite television channel based in the United Kingdom that broadcast across Europe. ... GE redirects here. ... NBC Europe (formerly The Super Channel and NBC Super Channel) was a satellite television channel based in the United Kingdom that broadcast across Europe. ... NBC Europe (formerly The Super Channel and NBC Super Channel) was a satellite television channel based in the United Kingdom that broadcast across Europe. ...


Most of NBC Europe's prime time programming was produced in Europe due to rights restriction associated with US primetime shows, but after 11PM Central European Time on weekday evenings, the channel aired The Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Saturday Night Live, hence its slogan "Where the Stars Come Out at Night." Most NBC News programs were broadcast on NBC Europe, including Dateline NBC and NBC Nightly News, which was aired live. The Today Show was also initially shown live in the afternoons, but was later broadcast the following morning instead, by which time it was more than half a day old. Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Late Night with Conan OBrien is an Emmy Award-winning American late-night talk show on NBC. The second incarnation of NBCs Late Night franchise, OBriens debuted in 1993 after previous host David Letterman moved to CBS to host the Late Show opposite The Tonight Show. ... SNL redirects here. ... NBC News endcap, used from 2002 to present. ... Dateline NBC, or Dateline, is a U.S. weekly television newsmagazine broadcast by NBC similar to ABCs 20/20 or CBSs 60 Minutes. ... NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. ... The Today Show, officially known as Today, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. Debuting on January 14, 1952, it was the first of its genre, spawning similar morning news and entertainment television programs across the United States and around the world. ...


In 1999, NBC Europe stopped broadcasting to most of Europe. At the same time the network was relaunched as a German language computer channel, targeting a young demographic. The main show on the new NBC Europe was called NBC GIGA. In 2005, the channel was relaunched once again, this time as a free-to-air channel under the name "Das Vierte". GIGA started an own digital channel then, which can be received via satellite and many cable networks in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


The Tonight Show, Late Night and NBC Nightly News continue to be broadcast on CNBC Europe. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Late Night with Conan OBrien is an Emmy Award-winning American late-night talk show on NBC. The second incarnation of NBCs Late Night franchise, OBriens debuted in 1993 after previous host David Letterman moved to CBS to host the Late Show opposite The Tonight Show. ... NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. ... CNBC Europe is a business and financial news channel broadcast in Europe. ...


Canal de Noticias

In 1993, NBC began production of Canal de Noticias NBC. This service was beamed to Latin America from the NBC Newschannel headquarters located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Over 50 journalists were brought to produce, write, anchor and technically produce a 24 hour news service based on the popular "wheel" conceived at CNN. The service folded in 1997 as sales departments were not able to generate any revenue. After Mexican Noticias ECO, Canal de Noticias NBC holds the distinction of being the first 24 hour news service to be seen in Latin America. Telenoticias, at one point owned by CBS, came later followed by CNN en Español. Noticias ECO (Empresa de Comunicaciones Orbitales)[1] was a Mexican news channel, which broadcasted since 1 September 1988[2] until 1 May 2001. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... CNN en Español is a division of Cable News Network (CNN) broadcasting world news in Spanish 24 hours a day from CNNs global headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. ...


Caribbean

In the Caribbean, many cable television and satellite television providers air local NBC affiliates, or the main network feed from WNBC-TV, though a few locally-owned NBC affiliates do exist. WNBC-TV, NBC4 is the flagship TV station of the NBC television network, with studios located in Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. ...


Bermuda

NBC's full program lineup is carried by local affiliate VSB-TV, received from the network's East Coast satellite feed. VSB-TV is the NBC television affiliate for Hamilton, Bermuda. ...


Netherlands Antilles

In Aruba, the network programming is carried on station ATV 15.


Asia Pacific

Guam

KUAM-TV is an NBC affiliate in Guam and carries the full NBC program lineup via satellite. KUAM-TV in the NBC affiliate serving Guam. ...


NBC Asia and CNBC Asia

In 1995, NBC launched a channel in Asia called NBC Asia. Like NBC Europe, NBC Asia featured most of NBC's news programs as well as the Tonight Show and Late Night. Unfortunately like its European counterpart, it couldn't broadcast US-produced primetime shows due to rights restrictions. It also had NBC Super Sports for the latest action in selected sporting events. During weekday evenings, NBC Asia had a regional evening news program. It occasionally simulcasted some programs from CNBC Asia and MSNBC. On 1 July 1998, NBC Asia was replaced by the National Geographic Channel. Like in the case of NBC Europe however, selected Tonight Show and Late Night episodes and Meet the Press can still be seen on CNBC Asia during weekends. CNBC Asia shows NFL games and also brands them as Sunday Night Football. CNBC Asia is a business news channel in Asia. ... For the news website, see msnbc. ... The National Geographic Channel is a subscription television network that features documentaries produced by the National Geographic Society. ... CNBC Asia is a business news channel in Asia. ...


Regional partners

Through regional partners, NBC-produced programs are seen in some countries in the region. In the Philippines, Solar Entertainment's ETC airs The Tonight Show, Late Night,"Will and Grace and Saturday Night Live while 2nd Avenue airs NBC News programs. Its All Good! ETC Entertainment Central is a channel produced and founded by Solar Entertainment Corporation which also created its sister station, ETC 2nd Avenue. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Late Night with Conan OBrien is an Emmy Award-winning American late-night talk show on NBC. The second incarnation of NBCs Late Night franchise, OBriens debuted in 1993 after previous host David Letterman moved to CBS to host the Late Show opposite The Tonight Show. ... Will & Grace is an American television situation comedy focusing on Will Truman, a gay attorney and his best friend Grace Adler, a straight Jewish woman who runs her own interior design firm. ... SNL redirects here. ... Image:Etc2ndavenue2007. ...


Australia

The Seven Network in Australia has close ties with NBC and has used many of its slogans (including Let's All Be There). Seven News has featured "The Mission" as its news theme since the mid 1980s. Local newscasts were named Seven Nightly News from the mid 80s until around 2000. Seven rebroadcasts some of NBC's news and current affairs programming it includes. The Seven Network is an Australian television network, owned by the Seven Media Group. ... 1984 Lets All Be There logo. ... Seven News is the television news service of the Seven Network in Australia. ...

The Today Show, officially known as Today, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. Debuting on January 14, 1952, it was the first of its genre, spawning similar morning news and entertainment television programs across the United States and around the world. ... Weekend Today, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekend mornings on the NBC television network. ... Dateline NBC, or Dateline, is a U.S. weekly television newsmagazine broadcast by NBC similar to ABCs 20/20 or CBSs 60 Minutes. ... Meet the Press (MTP) is a weekly television news show produced by NBC. It started as a radio show in 1945 as American Mercury Presents: Meet the Press, originating from WRC-AM in Washington. ...

Afilliates world broadcasters of NBC

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Over the years, NBC has produced many shows in-house in addition to airing content from other producers, notably Revue Studios and its successor Universal Television.


Notable in-house productions of NBC included Get Smart, Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, Las Vegas and Crossing Jordan. NBC sold the rights to their pre-1973 shows to National Telefilm Associates in 1973, and are today owned by CBS Paramount Television/CBS Studios. For the updated film based on the TV series, see Get Smart (film). ... This article is about the television program. ... Little House On The Prairie was an American one-hour dramatic television program that aired on the NBC network from September 11, 1974 to March 21, 1983. ... Las Vegas is a dramatic comedy, or dramedy, television series about a team of people working in the fictional Montecito Resort and Casino in Las Vegas—dealing with issues that arise within the working environment, ranging from valet parking and restaurant management to casino security. ... Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that aired on NBC from September 24, 2001 to May 16, 2007. ... National Telefilm Associates (otherwise known by its initials, NTA) was an independent distribution company that handled much of Paramount Pictures animated library. ... CBS Paramount Television (formerly Desilu Productions, Paramount Television, among other companies) is an American television production/distribution company that was formed on January 17, 2006 by CBS Corporation merging Paramount Television and CBS Productions. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ...


NBC continues to own its post-1973 productions, through sister company NBC Universal Television (the successor to Universal TV), and as a result, NBC in a way now owns several other series aired on the network prior to 1973 (such as Wagon Train). NBC Universal Television (also known as NBC Universal Television Studio, NBC Universal Television Stations, NBC Universal Television Distribution, and NBC Universal International Television), is an American and global television production/distribution company and a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... Wagon Train was a television series on NBC from 1957 to 1962 and on ABC from 1962 to 1965. ...


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