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By Brian Wise
Adrian Romoff, the nine-year-old pianist who parlayed classical training into a showy reality TV act, departed this week from "America's Got Talent" on NBC.
Friday, May 17, 2013
It’s commonly said now that we’re living in a golden age of television, but try telling that to executives at the Big Four networks. The buzzy shows you love to talk about are on cable, while CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox are all wrapping up one of their worst seasons on record. Many successful shows ...
Sunday, November 04, 2012
Throughout his distinguished career, music has always been Tom Brokaw's companion, as he reveals in this interview with host Gilbert Kaplan.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
ABC and NBC are staging a rematch this morning of the memorable contest between Katie Couric and Sarah Palin in 2008. Couric's interview with Palin in 2008 stalled the meteoric momentum for the vice presidential candidate and fueled the comedy writers at Saturday Night live for months. Now the two battle for top ratings between the Today Show and Good Morning America. Bill Carter is a media correspondent for our partner The New York Times and author of "The War for Late Night".
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
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Wednesday, February 01, 2012
It just might be next big workplace television drama – but it isn’t about doctors or detectives. Aspiring Broadway stars are at the center of the new NBC drama "Smash," which premieres next Monday. Joining us from the Steven Spielberg production is former "Wicked" lead Megan Hilty – who plays the role of aspiring Broadway star “Ivy Lynn" - and Grammy and Tony Award winner Marc Shaiman, one half of the songwriting team behind the show.
Thursday, January 06, 2011
By WNYC News
Thirty historical statues -- including William Shakespeare, Confucius, Benjamin Franklin and Fredrick Douglass -- are being outfitted with black capes in city parks as part of a promotion for NBC's new television drama "The Cape" in exchange for the network's $120,000 donation to public art.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
By Azi Paybarah
From: NBC New York [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 11:07 AM
To: Richard Yeh
Subject: BREAKING NEWS: House Votes Censure for Rangel
The House of Representatives voted to censure the 80-year-old Harlem
Democrat, the most severe punishment short of expulsion.
Complete details from NBC New York:
The link goes to a story saying "Rangel to be Censured." Maybe there's a lesson in here about the dangers of pre-writing news and trying to get a scoop in the 24-hour news cycle.
A Washington-based colleague warns that the vote on Rangel could come up at "ANY TIME" and that usually, as a courtesy to the member, their punishment is brought up for a vote with little warning in order to minimize media exposure.
Friday, November 05, 2010
By Azi Paybarah
Brooke Gladstone underscores an interesting detail about Keith Olbermann: his donations to three Democratic candidates apparently violates a policy of NBC, the less-partisan parent company of MSNBC, which is decidedly more partisan and outspoken.
Word that a partisan news host played an actively role in politics is, according to journalist-turned-consultant Bob Liff, more about the industry's failings than a transgression of a reporter.
Liff, a former reporter with Newsday and the Daily News, said the flap about Olbermann "is not about the objectivity of the media but about pretending that the media is objective."
"If journalistic means you have to hide your opinion, is that honest to a reader or a viewer?," Liff asked. "Knowing Olbermann's bias is better than not knowing it. And pretending that media folks do not have opinions is dishonest.
"Olbermann and his ilk, including the [Sean] Hannity's of the world, are not reporters but commentators and opinion-spewers at their core. They are supposed to be opinionated. That's why people watch them," Liff said.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
By Azi Paybarah
This will probably fuel Doug Biviano's theory the media is actively working to destroy his candidacy for New York State Assembly (and thus, keep the state's election laws in place): YouTube sent him a notice saying his video was hit with a privacy complaint from an NBC employee who appears briefly in the video.
YouTube's notice of the complaint includes this ultimatum:
"Please edit or remove the material reported by the individual within 48 hours from today's date. If no action is taken, the video will then come in for review by the YouTube staff and be prohibited from being uploaded again."
Here's the complaint, provided by Biviano:
This privacy complaint to YouTube was issued from a person who was at the information desk at 30 Rock
whose face was on the video for 3 seconds his voice was on for 7 seconds
The campaign did not send the employee the video
This is to notify you that we have received a privacy complaint from an
individual regarding your content:
Video URLs:/> The information reported as violating privacy is at 5:45
We would like to give you an opportunity to remove or edit your video so
that it no longer potentially violates the privacy of the individuals
involved You can edit your video by removing names and other personal
information from the video's title, metadata or tags. Annotations or
marking the video as private are not acceptable forms of editing and your
video will still be at risk of removal. Please edit or remove the material
reported by the individual within 48 hours from today's date. If no action
is taken, the video will then come in for review by the YouTube staff and
be prohibited from being uploaded again.
If the potential privacy violation is contained within the metadata or
title of the video, you should be able to edit this content without video
removal. If the potential privacy violation is within the video content,
the video may have to be removed completely.
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