TITLE

"Buzz Hill" To Builder

AUTHOR(S)
Littlefield, Warren
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Broadcasting & Cable;4/23/2007, Vol. 137 Issue 17, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's recollections of working with, and for, Bob Wright during Wright's career as President, then Chairman of the Board, of NBC Universal. Wright's statement in the 1980s that the traditional broadcast television network was finished as a business model is presented. Wright's enthusiastic intervention to have NBC broadcast the prime time comedy "Will and Grace" is described. Wright is seen as a man with a keen sense of popular culture.
ACCESSION #
24871288

 

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