MAD Magaziner Jack Davis' multi-page montage of everything on NBC in the Fall of 1965,
including the Huntley-Brinkley Report
, Johnny Carson
, Dr. Kildare
, Andy Williams
, My Mother The Car
, Please Don't Eat the Daisies
, I Spy
, Dean Martin
, Camp Runamuck
, The Man From UNCLE
, I Dream of Jeannie
and Get Smart
. (missing from the reconstructed pic are the Sunday shows, including Bonanza
and Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
). via Mark Evanier
posted by oneswellfoop
on Apr 18, 2010 -
Fox News is the most trusted news network in the United States
, according to a new poll [.pdf]
of 1,151 Americans conducted by Public Policy Polling
(a polling firm with a mostly Democratic and progressive list of clients
), the most trusted news network among Americans is FOX News, which was trusted by 49% of respondents (beating out CNN, MS-NBC, CBS, NBC, and ABC (though PBS was not included in the survey)).
The pollsters conclude:
“A generation ago you would have expected Americans to place their trust in the most
neutral and unbiased conveyors of news,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy
Polling. “But the media landscape has really changed and now they’re turning more
toward the outlets that tell them what they want to hear.”
posted by washburn
on Jan 26, 2010 -
NBC offers Way Back Wednesdays
where you can watch full vintage episodes online of Rod Serling's Night Gallery, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Emergency, Battlestar Galactica, The A-Team, Buck Rogers, and Miami Vice.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner
on Apr 3, 2008 -
The WGA strike has entered its third month. Since New Year's, Worldwide Pants
, the Weinstein Co.
, and United Artists
have reached interim deals with the WGA, with rumors of more to come. Microsoft announced
new deals with Hollywood companies. And on Friday, ABC Studios
terminated deals with more than a dozen writers. Tonight, CBS
, and 20th Century Fox
have followed suit. Names of producers, writers, and shows affected are still being revealed as letters are received. Force majeure
. [more inside]
posted by Tehanu
on Jan 14, 2008 -
On December 24th, 1951, NBC aired television's first annual Christmas tradition and the first opera created specifically for TV, Amahl and the Night Visitors
, composed by Gian Carlo Menotti
(1911 – 2007
). Maybe the cast recording,
the children's book
or one of the hundreds of local performances staged each year
have been a staple of one or more of your holiday seasons. If so, you might be pleased to know that a kinescope of the original 1951 broadcast, long assumed lost, has in fact been found, restored, added to the Museum of Television and Radio and (most importantly) put on YouTube. [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas
on Dec 14, 2007 -
Steve Carell may be hilarious in the office
, but how much would his jackass behavior cost
in real-life? clips
posted by tylerfulltilt
on Feb 13, 2007 -
Xavier Von Erck dropped out of college, started a pedophile-hunting vigilante group, and spent months posing as a woman to trick an online enemy to fall in love with him. Meet
the new savior of NBC News.
posted by P-Soque
on Sep 7, 2006 -
American Dreams premierd last night on NBC.
"This evocative drama -- set against the memorable, upbeat sounds of the 1960s -- depicts a more innocent America as seen through the youthful Pryor family of Philadelphia as they brace for cultural turbulence ahead that still resonates in this contemporary era." Several things along those lines in the show caught my attention. One being the way the 1960's mother role is portrayed. Is she content or is she oppressed? What happend to the everyday sit-down family dinner, where some things are not appropriate to say at the dinner table? Why did it seem like such a simpler place and time? Would America today feel the same pain if we lost our president? The show is not a whole lot different from the concept of the Wonder Years but it seems fresh compared to some of the other NBC dramas.
posted by Recockulous
on Sep 30, 2002 -
Timmy leaves his Princess.
Josh Ryan Evans, the actor who played Timmy on my favorite soap opera (Passions
) died Monday evening from a heart condition.
What's creepy is that the exact same day on the show, his character died.
The producers are editing out anything to do with Timmy, although I really hope that there's a legitimate memorial on the show for the character. He's been the soul of the series, and he simply can't be replaced.
Of course, I expect Tabitha to go full on evil now...
posted by Pinwiz
on Aug 6, 2002 -
NBC is pulling out of air hard liquor ads.
Citing congressional pressure and public outcry, NBC announced today it has reversed its alcohol advertising policy. The decision comes the same day MADD proposed new stricter rules
on TV ads for all
alcohol, including beer and wine, that are based on the NBC's now-scuttled "time, place and manner restrictions" set for the hard-liquor ads. (See also this AdAge story
on MADD's proposal) A spokesperson for the Distilled Spirits Council called NBC's decision decision "unfortunate" and a "disservice to the American public."
posted by me3dia
on Mar 21, 2002 -
NBC announces "that if things go well at the Salt Lake City Olympics, then these could be America's 'healing Games.' Plus, NBC stands to make a lot of money."
posted by jacknose
on Jan 30, 2002 -
NBC to begin broadcasting hard liquor ads
- so it seems that in a depressed advertising environment, priorities begin to shift. Smirnoff vodka is set to go first. The rules: Ads are to be broadcast only after 9 pm, only after the advertiser spends four months broadcasting a "responsible drinking" campaign, and "no consumption of alcohol can be depicted in the ads and that no active professional athletes may used in the ads either". Also "85% of the audience for any show must be at least 21-years old and the actors in the ads must be at least 30 years old."
posted by kokogiak
on Dec 14, 2001 -
Evangelist Franklin Graham, stands by his statements
that Islam is "wicked, violent".
"It wasn't Methodists flying into those buildings, it wasn't Lutherans," Graham told NBC. "It was an attack on this country by people of the Islamic faith."
Is it strange that the son of the popular and eloquent Billy Graham hasn’t come under much fire for his anti-Islamic statements while the goofy duo of Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell are still being roasted for their own inflammatory 9.11 statements
against liberals and gays?
posted by wfrgms
on Nov 19, 2001 -
must hurt for M$
NBC to report NT hacks. Then again, I suppose the article wasn't about security but rather another triumph for deception and chicanery. For the 'good' guys this time.
FYI [thanks for the lowdown Mike Brunker
] (MSNBC is a Microsoft-NBC joint venture.)
posted by donkeysuck
on Apr 24, 2001 -
Another one bites the dust
NBC said Monday it is shutting down its loss-ridden Internet subsidiary, acknowledging that any hopes of it becoming profitable had vaporized along with the online advertising market. Many of the 300 jobs there will be eliminated as the unit’s assets are integrated into NBC.
posted by Brilliantcrank
on Apr 9, 2001 -
conducted a pretty extensive poll about the state of the country ranging from taxes to energy concerns to the Golden Dollar. I got the phone call to participate in the poll on Saturday and the questions were thought provoking and relevant...here are the results.
posted by Princess Buttercup
on Mar 8, 2001 -
relaunches as probably the most boring, blase portal site I've ever seen and their stock goes up
? Is it just me, or does it look like they bought the site from "Al's Do It Yourself Portals"?
posted by owillis
on Sep 25, 2000 -
Reuters 09/22 6:34PM
-- NBC, which in August bid for the exclusive right to host a presidential debate, said on Friday it would broadcast a baseball game instead of the first showdown between Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W. Bush. "We have a contract with major-league baseball. You don't seriously think we have any interest in democracy, do you?,'' said NBC
spokeswoman Barbara Levin. "If we were offerred more than the value of the baseball contract, we would be televising it.''
posted by sudama
on Sep 22, 2000 -