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  • NBC's Brian Williams suspended

    February 10, 2015 11:05 PM

    NEW YORK - NBC suspended the face of network television news Tuesday after a week of controversy surrounding the truthfulness of comments he made concerning his experiences covering the Iraq War was questioned. Brian Williams, the anchor and managing editor of the peacock network's "Nightly News" was given a... more »
  • NBC scraps Cosby television project

    November 19, 2014 12:58 PM

    NEW YORK - NBC says it has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development, the second outlet within a day to put off or abandon a Cosby project as another sexual assault allegation against the comic has emerged. NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks said Wednesday the project "is no... more »
  • LeBron wins AP Male Athlete of the Year

    December 26, 2013 10:38 AM

    MIAMI, Fl. - LeBron James of the Miami Heat is The Associated Press' 2013 Male Athlete of the Year, becoming the third basketball player to capture the award in its 83-year history. James received 31 of the 96 votes cast in a polling of news organizations. Peyton Manning got 20... more »
  • NBC to send someone into space

    October 3, 2013 7:20 PM

    NEW YORK- An out-of-this-world prize awaits the winner of a new game show on NBC. It'll be called "Space Race" and TV producer Mark Burnett will team with Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic where the winner will get a ride into space on Virgin's aircraft. Burnett produces "The Voice"... more »
  • Conrad Bain of 'Different Strokes' dead at 89

    January 16, 2013 12:55 PM

    LIVERMORE, Calif. - Conrad Bain, who starred as the kindly white adoptive father of two young African-American brothers in the TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," has died. His daughter says Bain died Monday of natural causes in his hometown of Livermore, Calif. He was 89. The show that debuted on NBC... more »
  • Olympic spoilers boost ratings for NBC

    August 2, 2012 7:43 PM

    NBC says knowing the outcome of Olympic events actually makes more people watch the tape delay telecast in prime time. Its research undercuts an assumption people won't tune in. NBC says two-thirds of people who said they knew the results ahead of the tape delayed telecast said they would watch... more »
  • Reporter knocks NBC, says Twitter account shut down

    July 30, 2012 3:00 PM

    LONDON - A Los Angeles-based reporter for a British newspaper says his Twitter account has been suspended after he criticized NBC's coverage of the Olympics. Guy Adams says in a story posted on The Independent website Monday that he was upset with the network's decision to broadcast the opening ceremony... more »
  • Apologies from NFL, NBC after M.I.A. flips bird

    February 6, 2012 12:39 PM

    British hip-hop artist M.I.A.'s obscene gesture in the Super Bowl halftime show is prompting apologies from NBC and the NFL. But it isn't immediately registering as a moment that viewers latched on to. The digital video recorder maker Tivo said Monday that there wasn't an appreciable bump in viewers who... more »
  • Bachmann says Song Selection Sexist

    November 23, 2011 7:47 PM

    NBC got a lashing from GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann over an off-color song played during her appearance on Jimmy Fallon's "Late Night" show this week. She wants NBC to apologize and take immediate disciplinary action. She told Fox News Channel the Fallon show band displayed sexism and bias by... more »
  • Ted Koppel joins NBC

    October 13, 2011 7:38 PM

    Veteran journalist Ted Koppel is joining Brian Williams' newsmagazine on NBC which debuts on Halloween night. Koppel left ABC News Nightline in 2005 and had done work for the Discovery Channel and NPR. NBC says Koppel joins Harry Smith and Meredith Vieira as correspondents on "Rock Center", a newsmagazine NBC... more »
  • Peter Falk, TV's rumpled Columbo, has died

    June 24, 2011 1:41 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Peter Falk, the stage and movie actor who became identified as the squinty, rumpled detective in "Columbo" has died. He was 83. A statement released Friday by family friend Larry Larson says Falk died Thursday in his Beverly Hills home. In a court document... more »
  • Former NBA, LSU star arrested again

    May 20, 2011 11:27 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Former NBA player and LSU star Stromile Swift has been arrested for a second time this year, this time for stalking the same woman he allegedly threatened in February. Authorities say Chaquinita Pouncy called last night and said Swift was following her vehicle. Officers located both cars... more »
  • Trump says no to presidential run

    May 16, 2011 12:32 PM

    NEW YORK - Donald Trump says he's not running for president. The reality TV star said in a statement Monday that he won't seek the Republican nomination. He made his announcement as NBC rolled out its fall lineup. The network is home to Trump's television show, "The... more »
  • Comcast wins approval to take over NBC

    January 18, 2011 1:15 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Communications Commission is giving Comcast, the country's largest cable company, the green light to take over NBC Universal, home of the NBC television network. Among other things, the government is requiring Comcast to make NBC programming available to rival cable companies, satellite operators and... more »
  • NBC suspends Olbermann for donations

    November 5, 2010 1:04 PM

    NEW YORK - MSNBC has suspended prime-time host Keith Olbermann indefinitely without pay for making political contributions. Politico reported Friday that Olbermann contributed to the campaigns of three Democratic candidates this fall, including one on the same day he appeared on Olbermann's "Countdown" program. Olbermann is MSNBC's highest-rated... more »
  • "Law and Order" canceled by NBC

    May 14, 2010 8:27 PM

    NBC canceled the police-courtroom drama "Law and Order" ending its historic 20-year run on TV. May 24 is the final episode. It ties with "Gunsmoke" as TV's longest running drama. It will be replaced by "LOLA", "Law and Order: Los Angeles" next year. The showed starred an ensemble cast over... more »
  • Conan O'Brien returning to late night TV

    April 12, 2010 12:40 PM

    Conan O'Brien is headed to TBS to host a late-night talk show expected to debut in November. The network said Monday that the program will air Mondays through Thursdays at 11 p.m. Eastern, shifting TBS' "Lopez Tonight," starring George Lopez, to midnight. Monday's surprise announcement comes the same... more »
  • Leno anticipates return to 10:35 p.m. central slot

    January 18, 2010 8:03 PM

    TV host Jay Leno lauded fellow comic Conan O'Brien and turned serious on his show Monday to discuss the late-night chaos at NBC. He explained events from his point of view and told viewers he considered Conan O'Brien a "great guy." Leno says he tried to avoid doing... more »

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