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'This Was The XFL': Examining Television's Greatest Sports Flop Ever

The Huffington Post | Jordan Schultz | Posted 02.01.2017 | Sports

It’s the week of the Super Bowl, the crown jewel of the NFL, and better yet, of professional sports. In 2001, however, there was a different kind of...

Risk/Reward: Investing in Women Pays Dividends

Elisa Gaudet | Posted 06.11.2016 | Business
Elisa Gaudet

We often hear "You have to be willing to take risks" in business, sports and life. Risk / Reward is the ratio used by many investors to compare the ex...

NBC's Peacock Gets Plucked

Stu Kreisman | Posted 04.12.2013 | Media
Stu Kreisman

I used to be proud to work for NBC. The peacock network stood for quality. Now it's just a joke.

Jeff Zucker's Final NBCU Observations

Jack Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jack Myers

Just a few days before stepping down as CEO of NBC Universal, Jeff Zucker responded to questions at the NATPE Conference. His valedictory observations are relevant and important.

Sports Business Most Influential

Sports Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Much like the industry itself, our ranking of the 50 most influential people in sports business evolves constantly. It's the nature of such lists, wha...

NBC Executive Dick Ebersol Trashes Conan: 'Astounding Failure,' 'Chicken-Hearted And Gutless'

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NBC executive Dick Ebersol trashed Conan O'Brien in a provocative interview with the New York Times' Bill Carter, calling Conan an "astounding failure...

How Dick Ebersol Masterminded The Most Successful Olympics In A Generation

New York Times | Bill Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Getting American stars like Mr. Phelps and the gymnast Shawn Johnson to perform live in prime time was just one of the moves and unexpected breaks, so...

NBC's Olympics Success Wildly Exceed Network's Own Expectations

New York Times | Bill Carter and Richard Sandomir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

After a string of disappointing years in prime time, NBC executives had high hopes for a turnaround with the Beijing Olympics; but those hopes were te...

Athlete without Compelling Personal Drama Expelled from Olympics

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Borowitz

A member of the U.S. Olympic diving team was disqualified from competition today when it was learned that he did not have a sufficiently compelling human storyline to exploit on NBC.

NBC: "We're Ready" For Olympics, Whatever Happens

Hollywood Reporter | Paul J. Gough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- NBC's top man at the Beijing Olympics is excited about athletes breaking records, but he's prepared for any breaking news. "We're ready t...

Oxygen Network To Host Female-Friendly Olympics Programming

Hollywood Reporter | Paul J. Gough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NBC Universal's most recent acquisition isn't wasting time getting into the swing of things with the company's Olympics coverage. Oxygen will carry a...