|Type||Broadcast television network|
|Availability||United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean|
|Founded||by David Sarnoff|
|Key people||Jeff Zucker, CEO|
Steve Capus, President, NBC News
Dick Ebersol, Chairman, NBC Sports
|Launch date||November 15, 1926 (radio)|
July 1, 1941 (television)
|Former names||NBC Red Network|
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Rockefeller Center. Terrestrial television is a term which refers to modes of television broadcasting which do not involve satellite transmission A television network is a distribution network for Television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many Television stations The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. Ba (officially The Bermuda Islands or The Somers Isles) is a British overseas territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. The Caribbean (ˌkærəˡbiən kæ'rəbiən Cariben|Caraïben or Caraïben; Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles; Caribe is a Region consisting NBC Universal is a media and Entertainment company formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electric 's NBC with Vivendi Universal Jeffrey Zucker (born April 9, 1965) is an American Television executive and President & CEO of NBC Universal. A chief executive officer ( CEO) or chief executive is typically the highest-ranking corporate officer ( executive) or administrator Steve Capus is the current president of NBC News. Steve Capus was born in 1963 President is a Title leaders of Organizations companies, Trade unions universities, and countries. NBC News is the news division of American Television network NBC, a part of NBC Universal, which is majority-owned by General Electric Duncan "Dick" Ebersol (born July 28, 1947 in Torrington Connecticut) is an American radio and TV manager NBC Sports is the brand used for sports programming on NBC, responsible for the televising of many Sports events on the network Events 655 - Battle of Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria. Year 1926 ( MCMXXVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The NBC Red Network was one of the radio networks for the National Broadcasting Company. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A television network is a distribution network for Television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many Television stations The GE Building is an Art Deco Skyscraper that forms the centerpiece of the Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan. The City of New York Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st streets in New York City. It is sometimes referred to as the Peacock Network due to its stylized peacock logo. The term peafowl refers to Gallinaceous Birds classified within the genera Rheinardia Argusianus Afropavoand Pavo
Formed in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), in 1986 control of NBC passed to General Electric (GE), with GE's $6. RCA Corporation, founded as Radio Corporation of America, was an electronics company in existence from 1919 to 1986 4 billion purchase of RCA. After the acquisition, the chief executive of NBC was Bob Wright, until he retired, giving his job to Jeff Zucker. Robert ("Bob" Charles Wright (born 1943 was a US television businessman having served as Chairman of NBC Universal. Jeffrey Zucker (born April 9, 1965) is an American Television executive and President & CEO of NBC Universal.
NBC was available in an estimated 97 percent of U. S. households in 2003, reaching 103 million viewers. NBC has 10 owned-and-operated stations and nearly 200 affiliates in the United States and its territories. 
The network is part of the media company NBC Universal, a unit of General Electric and Vivendi. NBC Universal is a media and Entertainment company formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electric 's NBC with Vivendi Universal VIVENDI is a software package for care management and staff organisation published by the German software company CONNEXT and introduced in 1995
During a period of early broadcast business consolidation, the radio-making Radio Corporation of America (RCA) had acquired New York radio station WEAF from American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T). The City of New York RCA Corporation, founded as Radio Corporation of America, was an electronics company in existence from 1919 to 1986 WFAN (660 AM) also known as "Sports Radio 66" or "The FAN", is a Radio station in New York City. Before proposing a merge request please see Talk and see if the merger you propose has recently been made and An RCA shareholder, Westinghouse, had a competing facility in Newark, New Jersey pioneer station WJZ (no relation to the current WJZ-TV), which also served as the flagship for a loosely-structured network. Founded in 1886 as Westinghouse Electric Company and later renamed Westinghouse Electric Corporation by George Westinghouse. Newark is the largest city in New Jersey, United States and the County seat of Essex County. WABC (770 kHz known as "NewsTalkRadio 77" is a radio station in New York City. This article is about the television station in Baltimore Maryland A flagship radio station is a radio network's principal station from which programs are fed to affiliates (The term "flagship station" is also This station was transferred from Westinghouse to RCA in 1923, and moved to New York. 
WEAF acted as a laboratory for AT&T's manufacturing and supply outlet Western Electric, whose products included transmitters and antennas. Western Electric Company (sometimes abbreviated WE and WECo) was an American Electrical engineering company the manufacturing arm The Bell System, AT&T's telephone utility, was developing technologies to transmit voice- and music-grade audio over short and long distances, using both wireless and wired methods. The Bell System which was named for Alexander Graham Bell, the technologist popularly credited with the invention of the Telephone, was a Trademark and The 1922 creation of WEAF offered a research-and-development center for those activities. WEAF had a regular schedule of radio programs, including some of the first commercially sponsored programs, and was an immediate success. In an early example of chain or networking broadcasting, the station linked with the Outlet Company's WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island; and with AT&T's station in Washington, D.C., WCAP. The Outlet Company was a corporation based in Providence, Rhode Island which owned holdings in both retail and broadcasting WJAR, channel 10 is the NBC -affiliated Television station for the state of Rhode Island and Bristol County Massachusetts that is licensed Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D WCAP was a short-lived radio station that originated in Washington DC during the early-to-mid 1920s
New parent RCA saw an advantage in sharing programming, and after getting a license for station WRC in Washington, D. WTEM ( AM 980 kHz) is a Radio station that serves the metropolitan Washington D C. , in 1923, attempted to transmit audio between cities via low-quality telegraph lines. AT&T refused outside companies access to its high-quality phone lines. The early effort fared poorly, since the uninsulated telegraph lines were susceptible to atmospheric and other electrical interference.
In 1925, AT&T decided WEAF and its embryonic network were incompatible with AT&T's primary goal of providing a telephone service. AT&T offered to sell the station to RCA in a deal that included the right to lease AT&T's phone lines for network transmission.
RCA spent $1 million to buy WEAF and Washington sister station WCAP, shut down the latter station, and announced in late 1926 the creation of a new division known as The National Broadcasting Company.  The new division was divided in ownership between RCA (fifty percent), General Electric (thirty percent), and Westinghouse (twenty percent). NBC launched officially on November 15, 1926. Events 655 - Battle of Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria. Year 1926 ( MCMXXVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
WEAF and WJZ, the flagships of the two earlier networks, operated side-by-side for about a year as part of the new NBC. On January 1, 1927 NBC formally divided their respective marketing strategies: the Red Network offered commercially sponsored entertainment and music programming; the Blue Network carried sustaining or non-sponsored broadcasts, especially news and cultural programs. New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC Year 1927 ( MCMXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The NBC Red Network was one of the radio networks for the National Broadcasting Company. The Blue Network was the on-air name of an American radio production and distribution service from 1942 to 1945 which traced its formal origins back to 1927 Various histories of NBC suggest the color designations for the two networks came from the color of the push pins NBC engineers used to designate affiliates of WEAF (red) and WJZ (blue), or from the use of double-ended red and blue colored pencils. A similar two-part/two-color strategy appeared in the recording industry, dividing the market between classical and popular offerings.
On April 5, 1927, NBC reached the West Coast with the launch of the NBC Orange Network, also known as The Pacific Coast Network. Events 456 - St Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop Year 1927 ( MCMXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. This was followed by the debut on October 18, 1931, of the NBC Gold Network, also known as The Pacific Gold Network. Events 1009 - The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a Christian church in Jerusalem, is completely destroyed by the Fatimid Year 1931 ( MCMXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Orange Network carried Red Network programming and the Gold Network carried programming from the Blue Network. Initially the Orange Network recreated Eastern Red Network programming for West Coast stations at KPO in San Francisco, California. KNBR, The Sports Leader, is the on-air branding used by two AM radio stations in the San Francisco California, area broadcasting a The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city In 1936 the Orange Network name was dropped and affiliate stations became part of the Red Network. At the same time the Gold Network became part of the Blue Network. NBC also developed a network for shortwave radio stations in the 1930s called the NBC White Network. Shortwave Radio operates between the frequencies of 3000 KHz (3
RCA moved its corporate headquarters into the new Rockefeller Center in 1933, signing the leases in 1931. Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st streets in New York City. RCA was the lead tenant at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the RCA Building (now the GE Building). The GE Building is an Art Deco Skyscraper that forms the centerpiece of the Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan. The building housed NBC studios, as well as theaters for RCA-owned RKO Pictures. Rockefeller Center's founder and financier John D. Rockefeller, Jr., arranged the deal with the chairman of GE, Owen D. Young, and the president of RCA, David Sarnoff. John Davison Rockefeller Jr (January 29 1874 &ndash May 11 1960 was a major Philanthropist and a pivotal member of the prominent Rockefeller family. Owen D Young ( October 27 1874 - July 11 1962) was an American Industrialist, businessman lawyer and diplomat at the Second 
The famous three-note NBC chimes came about after several years of development. The NBC chimes of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC Radio network in the United States were the first ever audio Trademark (and the first The NBC chimes of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC Radio network in the United States were the first ever audio Trademark (and the first The three note sequence G-E-C may have been heard first over Atlanta's WSB. Someone at NBC in New York heard the WSB version of the notes during the networked broadcast of a Georgia Tech football game and asked permission to use it on the national network. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represents the Georgia Institute of Technology in collegiate level football. NBC started to use the three notes in 1931, and it was the first audio trademark to be accepted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. A sound trademark is a non-conventional Trademark where Sound is used to perform the trademark function of uniquely identifying the commercial origin of The United States Patent and Trademark Office ( PTO or USPTO) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that issues Patents to A variant sequence was also used that went G-E-C-G, known as "the fourth chime" and used during wartime (especially in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor), on D-Day, and disasters. The attack on Pearl Harbor (or Hawaii Operation, as it was called by the Imperial General Headquarters) was a surprise Military strike conducted by The Normandy Landings were the first operations of the Allied Invasion of Normandy, also known as Operation Neptune and Operation Overlord, during The NBC chimes were mechanized in 1932 by Richard H. Ranger of the Rangertone company; their purpose was to send a low level signal of constant amplitude that would be heard by the various switching stations manned by NBC and AT&T engineers, and thus used as a system cue for switching different stations between the Red and Blue network feeds. Richard Howland Ranger (13 June 1889-10 January 1962 was an American Electrical engineer and Inventor. Contrary to popular legend, the three musical notes, G-E-C, did not originally stand for NBC's current parent corporation, the General Electric Company; although GE's radio station in Schenectady, New York, WGY, was an early NBC affiliate, and GE was an early shareholder in NBC's founding parent RCA. Schenectady (skəˈnɛktədi Θkahnéhtati in Tuscarora) is a City in Schenectady County, New York, United States WGY is a 50000 Watt Radio station licensed to Schenectady, New York. General Electric did not own NBC outright until 1986. G-E-C is still used on NBC-TV. A variant with two preceding notes is used on the MSNBC cable television network. MSNBC is a 24-hour cable television news channel based in the United States and available in Canada. NBC's radio branch no longer exists.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had since its creation 1934 studied the monopolistic effects of network broadcasting. In Economics, a monopoly (from Greek monos, alone or single + polein, to sell exists when a specific individual or enterprise has sufficient The FCC found that NBC's two networks and its owned-and-operated stations dominated audiences, affiliates and advertising in American radio. In 1939 the FCC ordered RCA to divest itself of one of the two networks. RCA fought the divestiture order, but in 1940 divided NBC into two companies in case an appeal was lost. The Blue Network became NBC Blue Network, Inc. (now ABC), and NBC Red became NBC Red Network, Inc. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. In January 1942, the two networks formally divorced operations, and the Blue Network was referred to on the air as either Blue or Blue Network, with official corporate name Blue Network Company, Inc. NBC Red, on the air, became known simply as NBC.
After losing its final appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court in May 1943, RCA sold Blue Network Company, Inc. The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the federal judiciary. , for $8 million to Life Savers magnate Edward J. Noble, completing the sale in October 1943. Life Savers is an American brand of ring-shaped mints and artificially fruit-flavored hard candy. Edward John Noble (1882 &ndash 1958 was an American Broadcasting and Candy industrialist originally from Gouverneur, New York. Noble got the network name, leases on land-lines and the New York studios; two-and-a half stations (WJZ in Newark/New York; KGO in San Francisco, and WENR in Chicago, which shared a frequency with Prairie Farmer station WLS); and about 60 affiliates. WLS is a Chicago Radio station. The call letters stand for W orld's L argest S tore (for its original owner Sears Noble wanted a better name for the network and in 1944 acquired the rights to the name American Broadcasting Company from George Storer. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. Storer Broadcasting Inc is a former owner of Television and Radio stations in the United States The Blue Network became ABC officially on June 15, 1945, after the sale was completed. Events 763 BC - Assyrians record a Solar eclipse that will be used to fix the Chronology of Mesopotamian history Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar
In the golden days of network broadcasting, 1930 to 1950, NBC was at the pinnacle of American radio. NBC broadcast radio's earliest mass hit, Amos 'n' Andy, beginning in 1926-27 in its original fifteen-minute serial format. Amos 'n' Andy was a situation comedy based on Stereotypes of African-Americans and popular in the United States from the 1920s through the 1950s The show set a standard for nearly all serialized programming in the original radio era, both comedies and soap operas. A soap opera is an ongoing episodic work of Fiction, usually broadcast on Television or Radio. The appeal of the two struggling title characters landed a broad audience, especially during the Great Depression.
NBC became home to many of the most popular performers and programs on the air. Al Jolson, Jack Benny, Edgar Bergen, Bob Hope, Fred Allen, and Burns and Allen called NBC home, as did Arturo Toscanini's NBC Symphony Orchestra, which the network helped him create. Al Jolson (May 26 1886 October 23 1950 born in Lithuania, Russian Empire, was a highly acclaimed American singer comedian and actor and the first openly Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky February 14, 1894 - December 26, 1974) was an American Comedian, vaudevillian Bob Hope, KBE KCSG ( May 29, 1903 &ndash July 27, 2003) was an American comedian and actor who appeared in Fred Allen (born John Florence Sullivan May 31 1894 - March 17, 1956) was an American Comedian whose absurdist Burns and Allen, an American comedy duo consisting of George Burns and his wife Gracie Allen, worked together as a comedy team WikipediaWikiProject Classical music#Biographical_infoboxes --> Arturo Toscanini (ɑrˈturɔ ˌtɔskɑˈnini (March 25 1867 &ndash January The NBC Symphony Orchestra was a Radio orchestra established by David Sarnoff of the National Broadcasting Company especially for conductor Arturo Other programs were Vic and Sade, Fibber McGee and Molly, The Great Gildersleeve (arguably broadcasting's first spin-off program, from Fibber McGee), One Man's Family, Ma Perkins, and Death Valley Days. Vic and Sade was an American Radio program created and written by Paul Rhymer. Fibber McGee and Molly was a radio show that played a major role in determining the full form of what became classic old-time radio. The Great Gildersleeve (1941-1957 initially written by Leonard Lewis Levinson was one of broadcast history's earliest Spin-off programs One Man's Family was a long-running American radio-TV dramatic series created by Carlton E Ma Perkins (sometimes called Oxydol's Own Ma Perkins) was a radio Soap opera which was heard on NBC from 1933 to 1949 and on Death Valley Days is a long-running American radio and Television anthology about true stories of the old American West NBC stations were often the most powerful, and some occupied unique clear-channel national frequencies, reaching many hundreds or thousands of miles at night. The term is also used in the context of T1 A clear channel, in its general sense is a communications channel, such as a radio
In the late 1940s, rival Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) gained ground by allowing radio stars to use their own production companies, which was a tax break. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. In early radio years, stars and programs commonly hopped between networks when their short-term contracts expired. In 1948-49, beginning with the nation's top radio star, Jack Benny, many NBC performers jumped to CBS.
In addition, NBC stars began moving toward television, including comedian Milton Berle, whose Texaco Star Theater on NBC became television's first major hit. Mendel "Milton Berle" Berlinger ( July 12, 1908 &ndash March 27, 2002) was an Emmy -winning American Comedian Texaco Star Theater, a comedy-variety Conductor Arturo Toscanini made ten television appearances on NBC between 1948 and 1952.
Aiming to keep classic radio alive as television matured, and to challenge CBS's Sunday night radio lineup, much of which had jumped from NBC with Jack Benny, NBC launched The Big Show in November 1950. For other uses see The Big Show. The Big Show, an American Radio variety program featuring 90 minutes of top-name This 90-minute variety show updated radio's earliest musical variety style with sophisticated comedy and dramatic presentations. Featuring stage legend Tallulah Bankhead as hostess, it lured prestigious entertainers, including Fred Allen, Groucho Marx, Lauritz Melchior, Ethel Barrymore, Louis Armstrong, Ethel Merman, Bob Hope, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Ella Fitzgerald. Tallulah Brockman Bankhead ( January 31, 1902 – December 12, 1968) was an American Actress, talk-show host and WikipediaWikiProject Opera#Infoboxes --> Lauritz Melchior ( March 20, 1890 – March 18, 1973 Ethel Barrymore ( August 15, 1879 – June 18, 1959) was an Academy Award -winning American actress and a member of Louis Armstrong (August 4 1901 &ndash July 6 1971 nicknamed Satchmo or Sachimo and Pops, was an American Jazz Trumpeter Ethel Merman ( January 16, 1908 – February 15, 1984) was an American Actress and Singer for Musical Douglas Elton Fairbanks Jr, KBE, DSC ( December 9, 1909 &ndash May 7, 2000) was an American Actor Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25 1917 &ndash June 15 1996 also known as " Lady Ella " and the "First Lady of Song" is considered one of the most influential But The Big Show's initial success didn't last despite critical praise. The show endured two years, with NBC losing perhaps a million dollars on the project.
NBC's last major radio programming push, in 1955, was Monitor, a continuous all-weekend mixture of music, news, interviews and features, with a variety of hosts including well-known television personalities Dave Garroway, Hugh Downs, Ed McMahon, Joe Garagiola and Gene Rayburn. For NBC 's 1983 television news magazine series see Monitor (TV. David Cunningham Garroway ( July 13, 1913 – July 21, 1982) was the founding host of NBC 's Today Hugh Malcolm Downs (born February 14, 1921) is a retired American broadcaster Television host Edward "Ed" Leo Peter McMahon Jr (born March 6 1923 is an American Comedian, Game show host, Announcer, and Television personality For this person's son the baseball executive see Joe Garagiola Jr Gene Rayburn ( December 22, 1917 &ndash November 29, 1999) was an American Radio and Television personality The potpourri show tried to keep vintage radio alive by featuring segments from Jim and Marian Jordan (in character as Fibber McGee and Molly); Peg Lynch's dialog comedy Ethel and Albert (with Alan Bunce); and iconoclastic satirist Henry Morgan. Margaret Frances “Peg” Lynch was born on November 25 1916 in Lincoln Nebraska, United States. Ethel and Albert (aka The Private Lives of Ethel and Albert) was a radio and television comedy series about a married couple Ethel and Albert Arbuckle living in Not to be confused with Harry Morgan, American actor of film and television who was billed as Henry Morgan in certain roles Monitor was a success for a number of years, but after the mid-1960s, local stations, especially in larger markets, were reluctant to break from their established formats to run non-conforming network programming. After Monitor went off the air in early 1975, little remained of NBC network radio beyond hourly newscasts and news features.
Later in 1975, NBC launched the NBC News and Information Service, which provided up to 55 minutes of news per hour around the clock to local stations that wanted to adopt an all-news format. The service attracted several dozen subscribers, but not enough for NBC to expect profitability, and NBC discontinued it after two years. Near the end of the 1970s, NBC started The Source, a modestly successful secondary network providing news and short features to FM rock stations. FM broadcasting in the US began in the 1930s The use of FM radio has been associated with higher sound quality in music radio
GE acquired NBC in 1986, and it decided that radio did not fit its strategy. In the summer of 1987, GE sold NBC Radio's network operations to Westwood One, and sold off the NBC-owned stations to different buyers. Westwood One ( is an American Radio network. It is based in New York City, and it was previously managed by CBS Radio, the Radio In 1989 the NBC Radio Network as an independent programming service ceased to exist, becoming a brand name for content produced by Westwood One, and ultimately by CBS Radio. This article is about the radio group for the radio network see CBS Radio Network. The Mutual Broadcasting System, which Westwood One had acquired two years earlier, met the same fate, and essentially merged with NBC Radio. The Mutual Broadcasting System ( MBS) was an American Radio network, in operation from 1934 to 1999
By the late 1990s, Westwood One was producing NBC-branded newscasts on weekday mornings only. About 2003 these were discontinued, and the remaining NBC Radio Network affiliates began to receive CNN Radio-branded newscasts around the clock. Cable News Network, usually referred to by its Initialism CNN, is a major English language Television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner Westwood One also distributed a new service called NBC News Radio, brief news updates read by television anchors and reporters from NBC News and MSNBC. NBC News is the news division of American Television network NBC, a part of NBC Universal, which is majority-owned by General Electric MSNBC is a 24-hour cable television news channel based in the United States and available in Canada.
For many years NBC was closely identified with David Sarnoff, who used it as a vehicle to sell consumer electronics. It was Sarnoff who ruthlessly stole innovative ideas from competitors, using RCA's muscle to prevail in the courts. RCA and Sarnoff had dictated the broadcasting standards put in place by the FCC in 1938, and stole the spotlight by introducing all-electronic television to the public at the 1939–40 New York World's Fair, simultaneously initiating a regular schedule of programs on the NBC-RCA television station in New York City. The 1939-40 New York World's Fair, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (also the location of the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair) was one of the largest President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appeared at the fair, before the NBC cameras, becoming the first U. S. president to appear on television on April 30, 1939. Events 313 - Roman emperor Licinius unifies the entire Eastern Roman Empire under his rule Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The David Sarnoff Library has available an actual, off-the-monitor photograph of the FDR telecast. The broadcast was transmitted by NBC's New York television station W2XBS Channel 1 (now WNBC-TV channel 4) and was seen by about 1,000 viewers within the station's roughly 40-mile (64 km) coverage area from their Empire State Building transmitter location. WNBC Channel 4 is the flagship station of the NBC television network located in New York City. In North America, channel 1 is a former broadcast ( Over-the-air) Television channel (44–50 MHz with visual at 45 WNBC Channel 4 is the flagship station of the NBC television network located in New York City. The next day, May 1, four models of RCA television sets went on sale to the general public in various New York City department stores, promoted in a series of splashy newspaper ads. Events 305 - Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor. It is to be noted that DuMont (and others) actually offered the first home sets in 1938 in anticipation of NBC's announced April 1939 start-up. Later in 1939, NBC took its cameras to professional football and baseball games in the New York City area, establishing many "firsts" in the history of television. Actual NBC "network" broadcasts (more than one station) began about this time with occasional special events — such as the British King and Queen's visit to the New York World's Fair — being seen in Philadelphia (over the station which would become WPTZ, now KYW) and in Schenectady (over the station which would become WRGB), two pioneer stations in their own right. KYW-TV, channel 3 is a television station in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, owned by the CBS Corporation and affiliated with the CBS Television Network. The most ambitious NBC television "network" program of this pre-war era was the telecasting of the Republican National Convention in 1940 from Philadelphia, which was fed live to New York and Schenectady.  However, despite major promotion by RCA, television set sales in New York in the 1939-1940 period were disappointing, primarily due to the high cost of the sets, and the lack of compelling regular programming. Most sets were sold to bars, hotels and other public places, where the general public viewed special sporting and news events.
NBC's experimental New York City station was licensed for commercial telecasts beginning on July 1, 1941, adopting the call letters WNBT (it is now WNBC-TV). "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. WNBC Channel 4 is the flagship station of the NBC television network located in New York City. The first official commercial on that day was for Bulova Watches, seen just before the start of a Brooklyn Dodgers telecast. Limited programming continued until the U. S. entered World War II. Telecasts were curtailed in the early years of the war, then expanded as NBC began to prepare for full service upon the war's end. On V-E Day, May 8, 1945, WNBT broadcast hours of news coverage, and remotes from around New York City. Victory in Europe Day ( V-E Day or VE Day) was May 7 and May 8, 1945, the dates when the World War II Allies Events 589 - Reccared summons the Third Council of Toledo 1450 - Jack Cade's Rebellion: Kentishmen Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar This event was pre-promoted by NBC with a direct-mail card sent to television set owners in the New York area.  At one point, a WNBT camera placed atop the marquee of the Hotel Astor panned the crowd below celebrating the end of the war in Europe. The Astor on the Lake (also Astor Hotel) is a low-rise building located in the Yankee Hill neighborhood of downtown Milwaukee Wisconsin. The vivid coverage was a prelude to television's rapid growth after the war ended. The NBC television network grew from its initial post-war lineup of four stations. The 1947 World Series featured two New York teams (Yankees and Dodgers), and local TV sales boomed, since the games were telecast in New York. The 1947 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning the Series in 7 games for their first title since More stations along the East Coast and in the Midwest were connected by coaxial cable through the late 1940s, and in September 1951 the first transcontinental telecasts took place.
The early 1950s brought success for NBC in the new medium. Television's first big star, Milton Berle, drew large audiences to NBC with his antics on the The Texaco Star Theater. Mendel "Milton Berle" Berlinger ( July 12, 1908 &ndash March 27, 2002) was an Emmy -winning American Comedian The network launched Today and The Tonight Show, which would bookend the broadcast day for over fifty years, and which still lead their competitors. Today, also referred to as The Today Show, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as appropriate --> The Tonight Show is a long-running
While rivals CBS and DuMont also offered color broadcasting plans, RCA convinced a waffling FCC to approve its color system in December 1953. The Television Technology can be divided along two lines those developments that depended upon both mechanical and electronic Principles and CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. The DuMont Television Network was the world's first commercial Television network, beginning operation in the United States in 1946 NBC was ready with color programming within days of the FCC's decision. NBC began with some shows in 1954, and that summer broadcast its first program to air all episodes in color, The Marriage. For the play by Nikolai Gogol, see The Marriage (play. If you are looking for the opera by Bohuslav Martinů, see The Marriage (opera. In 1956 during a National Association meeting in Chicago, NBC announced that its Chicago TV station WNBQ (now WMAQ-TV) was the first color TV station in the nation (at least six hours of color broadcasts a day). WMAQ-TV, channel 5 is an owned-and-operated television station of the NBC Television Network, located in Chicago Illinois. The 1962 Rose Bowl was the first color television broadcast of a college football game. The 1962 Rose Bowl game played on January 1, 1962 was the 48th Rose Bowl game. By 1963, most of NBC's prime time schedule was in color. Prime Time is the major News analysis current affairs and Politics programme broadcast on Radio Telefís Éireann in Ireland Without television sets to sell, rival networks followed more slowly, finally committing to color in the 1965-66 season. Days of our Lives was the first soap opera to premiere in color. Days of Our Lives is an American Soap opera, which has aired nearly every weekday since November 8 1965 on the NBC network in the United
The 1970s started strongly for the network thanks to hits like Laugh-In, Emergency!, Adam-12, The Dean Martin Show, and The Flip Wilson Show, but this did not last. Here Comes The Judge redirects here for the 1968 song see Shorty Long. Emergency! is a Medical drama Television series that was produced by Mark VII Limited ( Jack Webb 's company and distributed by Adam-12 is a Television program which ran from September 21, 1968 until August 30, 1975 on NBC for 175 The Dean Martin Show is a TV variety - comedy series that ran from 1965 to 1974, for 245 episodes The Flip Wilson Show is a Variety show that aired in the US on NBC from September 17, 1970 to June 27, In spite of the success of such new shows as The NBC Mystery Movie, Sanford and Son, Chico and the Man, Little House on the Prairie, The Rockford Files, and Quincy, M.E., as well as continued success from veterans like The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and The Wonderful World of Disney, the network entered a slump in the middle of the decade. The NBC Mystery Movie is the Umbrella title of an American television series produced by Universal Studios, that aired on NBC from Sanford and Son is an American Sitcom that premiered on the NBC Television network on January 14 1972, and was broadcast for Chico and the Man was an American sitcom which ran on NBC from September 13[[ 974]] to July 21[[ 978]] starring Little House on the Prairie is a children's book by Laura Ingalls Wilder that was published in 1935 The Rockford Files is an American Detective ( Private investigator) Television Drama that had its first run on the Quincy ME (or simply Quincy) is the name of a United States Television series from Universal Studios that aired from October The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was a late-night talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the ''Tonight Show'' franchise from 1962 The first incarnation of the Walt Disney anthology television series, commonly called The Wonderful World of Disney, premiered on ABC on October 27 Disney, in particular, saw its ratings nosedive once CBS put 60 Minutes up against it in the 1975-1976 season. Not to be confused with the BBC news magazine program Sixty Minutes (TV series. None of the new shows NBC introduced in the fall of 1975 earned a second season, all failing in the face of established competition.
In 1974 under new president Herb Schlosser, the network tried to go after younger viewers with a series of costly movies, miniseries and specials. This failed to attract the desirable 18-34 demographic, and alienated older viewers.  NBC did launch the successful and influential Saturday Night Live, in a time slot previously held by reruns of The Tonight Show. Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City In 1978 Schlosser was promoted to executive vice presidency at RCA, and a desperate NBC lured Fred Silverman away from number-one ABC to turn the network's fortunes around. Fred Silverman (born September 13, 1937 in New York City) is an American Television executive and producer With the notable exceptions of Diff'rent Strokes, Real People, The Facts of Life, and the mini-series Shogun, he couldn't find a hit. Diff'rent Strokes is a popular American sitcom that aired on the NBC Television network from November 3, 1978 Real People was an NBC Reality television series that aired from 1979 to 1984, on Wednesday and then Sunday nights The Facts of Life is an American Sitcom that originally ran on the NBC television network from August 24, 1979 Shōgun is an American Television Miniseries based on the namesake novel by James Clavell. Failures accumulated rapidly under his watch (such as Hello, Larry, Supertrain, Pink Lady and Jeff, and The Waverly Wonders). Hello Larry is an American Sitcom which aired on NBC from January 26, 1979 to April 30, 1980 Supertrain is an American Television drama / adventure series that ran on NBC from February 7, 1979 Pink Lady, also known as Pink Lady and Jeff, is a short-lived American Variety show that aired for four weeks on NBC Ironically many of them were beaten in the ratings by shows Silverman had greenlighted at CBS and ABC.
Also during this time, NBC suffered the defections of several longtime affiliates in markets such as: Atlanta (WSB), Baltimore (WBAL), Charlotte (WSOC), Dayton (WDTN), Indianapolis (WRTV), Jacksonville (WTLV), Minneapolis-St. WSB-TV is the ABC affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia, broadcasting on analog channel 2 and digital channel 39 WBAL-TV, channel 11 is an NBC -affiliated television station in Baltimore Maryland. WSOC-TV ("Channel 9" is the ABC affiliate in Charlotte North Carolina. WDTN is the NBC -affiliated Television station for the Miami Valley area of Ohio. WRTV, channel 6 is the ABC Television affiliate in Indianapolis Indiana. WTLV is the NBC -affiliated Television station for Jacksonville, Florida. Paul (KSTP-TV), and San Diego (KGTV). KSTP-TV, channel 5 is the ABC affiliate for the Twin Cities. Its transmitter is located in Shoreview Minnesota. KGTV is the ABC Television affiliate in San Diego California. Most were wooed away by ABC, which was the number-one network during the late 1970s and early 1980s. In markets such as San Diego and Jacksonville, NBC was forced to replace the lost stations with new affiliates broadcasting on the UHF band.
When U. S. President Jimmy Carter pulled the American team out of the 1980 Summer Olympics, NBC canceled a planned 150 hours of coverage (which had cost $87,000,000), and the network's future was in doubt. James Earl "Jimmy" Carter Jr (born October 1 1924 was the thirty-ninth President of the United States, serving from 1977 to 1981 and the recipient of the 2002 The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event held in Moscow in the Soviet It had been counting on $170,000,000 in advertising revenues and on the broadcasts to help promote fall shows. 
The press was merciless towards Silverman, but two of the most savage attacks on his leadership came from within. The company that composed NBC's on-air promo music created a spoof of the Proud as a Peacock ad campaign. "Proud as a Peacock" was the advertising campaign used by the NBC television and radio networks from 1979 to 1981 Comedian Al Franken satirized Silverman in a Saturday Night Live sketch titled "Limo for a Lame-O". Alan Stuart "Al" Franken (born May 21 1951 is an Emmy Award –winning American Comedian, Writer, progressive Silverman admitted he "never liked Al Franken to begin with", and the sketch may have hurt Franken's chance of succeeding Lorne Michaels as executive producer of SNL. Lorne Michaels (born November 17, 1944) is a Canadian -American Emmy -winning television producer, 
In the summer of 1981, Fred Silverman resigned. Grant Tinker became president of the network and Brandon Tartikoff became chief of programming. Grant A Tinker (born January 11, 1925) is the former chairman and CEO of NBC from 1981 to 1986 co-founder of MTM Enterprises, and Brandon Tartikoff ( January 13, 1949 &mdash August 27, 1997) was a television executive who was credited with turning around NBC's low Tartikoff inherited a schedule full of aging dramas and very few sitcoms, but showed patience with promising programs. One such show was the critically acclaimed Hill Street Blues, which rated poorly in its first season. Hill Street Blues is a serial Police drama that was first aired on NBC in 1981 and ran for 146 episodes on primetime into 1987 Instead of canceling it, he moved the Emmy-winning police drama to Thursday night where its ratings improved dramatically. He used the same tactic with St. Elsewhere. St Elsewhere is a US Drama series that originally ran on NBC from October 26, 1982 to May 25, 1988. Shows like these were able to get the same ad revenue as their higher-rated, mass-audience competition because of their desirable demographics, upscale, 18-34 year-old viewers.  While the network claimed moderate successes with Gimme a Break!, Silver Spoons, Knight Rider and Remington Steele, its biggest hit in this period was The A-Team, which, at tenth place, was the network's only top-20 rated show of the 1982-1983 season. Gimme a Break! is an American Sitcom which aired on NBC from October 29, 1981 until May 12, 1987 Silver Spoons is an American Sitcom that aired on NBC from September 25 1982 to May 11 1986 and in First-run syndication from September Knight Rider is an American Television series that originally ran from September 26 1982 to August 8 1986 Remington Steele is an American television series produced by MTM Enterprises and first broadcast on the NBC network from 1982 The A-Team is an American action Adventure Television series about a fictional group of ex- United States Army Special Forces These shows helped NBC through the disastrous 1983-84 season, in which none of its new shows gained a second year.  It was the only time that a network's entire line of new series had failed to be renewed since the network's 1975 lineup.
In 1982 NBC canceled Tom Snyder's The Tomorrow Show and gave the time slot to 34-year-old comedian David Letterman. Tom Snyder ( May 12, 1936 - July 29, 2007) was an American television personality, News anchor and Tomorrow (also known as The Tomorrow Show and after 1980, Tomorrow Coast to Coast) was an American David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American late-night Talk show host and Comedian and the host since 1993 Though Letterman had had an unsuccessful daytime series in 1980, Late Night with David Letterman proved much more successful. The David Letterman Show was a live morning NBC Talk show hosted by David Letterman every weekday from Late Night with David Letterman was a nightly hour-long comedy Talk show on NBC hosted by David Letterman.
In 1984 the huge success of The Cosby Show led to a renewed interest in sitcoms, while Family Ties and Cheers, both of which premiered in 1982 to mediocre ratings, saw their viewership increase from having Cosby as a lead-in. The Cosby Show is an American television Situation comedy starring Bill Cosby, first airing on September 20, 1984 Family Ties is a Television Sitcom that aired on NBC for seven seasons from 1982 to 1989 Cheers is an American Situation comedy television series that ran eleven seasons from 1982 to 1993 The network moved from third place to second place that year. It reached first place in the Nielsen rankings in the 1985-86 season, with hits The Golden Girls, Miami Vice, 227, Night Court, Highway to Heaven, and Hunter. The Golden Girls is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, Miami Vice is an American Television series produced by Michael Mann for NBC. 227 is an American Situation comedy that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985 until May 6, Night Court is an American television Situation comedy that aired on NBC from January 1984 until May 1992 Highway to Heaven is an American television drama series which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1989. Hunter is a police drama television series starring Fred Dryer which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1991 The network's upswing continued through the decade with ALF, Amen, Matlock, L.A. Law, The Hogan Family, A Different World, Empty Nest, and In the Heat of the Night. ALF is a half-hour American Television Sitcom that originally ran on NBC from 1986 to 1990 and was created by Paul Fusco Amen is an American Television Sitcom produced by Carson Productions that ran from September 27, 1986 to Matlock was a long-running American Television Legal drama. The show ran from September 23, 1986 to May LA Law is an American television Legal drama that ran from 1986 to 1994. The Hogan Family is an American television Situation comedy that aired from March 1, 1986 to July 20, 1991, A Different World is an American Television Sitcom which aired for six seasons on NBC (from September 24, 1987 Empty Nest is an American Television Sitcom that ran originally on NBC from 1988 to 1995 In the Heat of the Night is a television series based on the Motion picture, In the Heat of the Night, that ran from 1988 to 1995 In the 1988-89 season, NBC won every week in the ratings for over a full year, an achievement not since duplicated.
In 1991, Tartikoff left NBC to take a position at Paramount Pictures. Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and Distribution company, based in Hollywood California. In one decade he had taken control of a network with no shows in the Nielsen Top 10 and left it with five. Warren Littlefield took his place. Warren W Littlefield (born 11 May 1952 in Montclair, New Jersey) is an American former television executive His start was shaky due to the end of most of the Tartikoff-era hits. Some blamed him for losing David Letterman to CBS after giving The Tonight Show to Jay Leno, following Johnny Carson's 1992 retirement. David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American late-night Talk show host and Comedian and the host since 1993 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as appropriate --> The Tonight Show is a long-running James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno (born April 28 1950 is an Emmy Award -winning American Stand-up comedian and Television host John William “Johnny” Carson ( October 23, 1925 &ndash January 23, 2005) was an American Television host and Things turned around with hit series Mad About You, Friends, Frasier, ER, and Will & Grace. Mad About You is an American Sitcom that aired on NBC from September 23, 1992, to May 24, 1999 Friends was an Frasier is an American sitcom, a Spin-off of Cheers starring Kelsey Grammer as ER is an Emmy Award -winning American Medical drama series created by Novelist Michael Crichton and airing on Will & Grace is a popular Emmy Award -winning American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on NBC from 1998 to 2006 One of Tartikoff's late acquisitions, Seinfeld, became the top rated show. Seinfeld is an American Situation comedy, or sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5 1989 to May 14 1998 lasting nine seasons The Must-See TV tag line was applied to Thursday night's strong lineup. "Must See TV" is an advertising Slogan used by the NBC Television network to brand its Prime time blocks of sitcoms during
After CBS chose Survivor to anchor its Thursday night line-up, its success was taken as a suggestion that NBC's nearly two decades of Thursday night dominance could be broken. Survivor is an American version of the Survivor Reality television Game show based on the Swedish television With the loss of Friends and Frasier in 2004, NBC was left with several moderately rated shows and few true hits. Competing with CBS's popular CSI franchise, FOX's American Idol, and ABC hits Lost, Desperate Housewives and Grey's Anatomy, NBC has dropped to fourth in the ratings race. The term " franchise " is commonly used to describe a number of related American Television programs created by Anthony E American Idol, with the full title American Idol The Search for a Superstar for the first season only is an American reality-competition Lost is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American serial drama television series. Desperate Housewives is an American Television Dramedy series created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as Show runner, and produced Grey’s Anatomy is an American Primetime television medical drama. CBS leads, followed by a resurgent ABC, and Fox. Adding to its woes, all of the networks face shrinking audiences due to increased competition from cable, home video, and the internet.
With the 2004-05 season, NBC became the first major network to produce its programming in widescreen, hoping to attract new viewers. A widescreen image is a film computer or television image with a wider and shorter aspect ratio than the standard Academy frame developed during the Classical NBC saw only a slight boost since widescreen television had yet to catch on.
In December 2005, NBC began its first week-long primetime game show event, Deal or No Deal, garnering big ratings, and returning multi-weekly in March 2006. Deal or No Deal is the American version of the international game show of the same name. On sustained success, Deal or No Deal returned in the fall of 2006. Otherwise the 2005-06 season was one of the worst for NBC in three decades, with only one fall series, My Name Is Earl, surviving for a second season. My Name Is Earl is an American sitcom created by Greg Garcia. The 2006-07 season was a mixed bag, with Heroes a surprise hit on Monday nights, while the highly touted Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (from the creator of NBC's hit drama The West Wing), lost a third of its premiere-night viewers by week six and was eventually canned. Heroes is an American Science fiction television drama series created by Tim Kring, which premiered on NBC on September Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip was an American Sunday Night NFL football returned to NBC after eight years, Deal or No Deal stayed strong, and The Office won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. But NBC stayed in fourth place.
In March 2007 NBC announced that it will offer full-length prime-time television shows like The Office and Heroes on-demand to play on mobile phones. This will be a first for the United States, as the market shifts away from traditional television. 
NBC presently operates on an 87-hour regular network programming schedule. NBC News is the news division of American Television network NBC, a part of NBC Universal, which is majority-owned by General Electric Today, also referred to as The Today Show, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. Dateline NBC, or Dateline, is a US weekly television Newsmagazine broadcast by NBC similar to ABC 's Early Today is the early morning news program on NBC. Christina Brown and Dan Kloeffler rotate as anchors of the program Meet the Press is a weekly American television news/interview program produced by NBC. MSNBC is a 24-hour cable television news channel based in the United States and available in Canada. CNBC (an abbreviation for the " C onsumer N ews and B usiness C hannel" its official name until 1991 is a cable and It provides 22 hours of prime time programming to affiliated stations: 8:00-11:00 p. Prime Time is the major News analysis current affairs and Politics programme broadcast on Radio Telefís Éireann in Ireland m. (ET/PT)/7:00-10:00 p. m. (CT,MT,AT,HT) Monday through Saturday and 7:00-11:00 p. m. on Sundays. Programming is also provided 7:00-11:00 a. m. weekdays in the form of Today, which also has a two-hour Saturday and one-hour Sunday edition; the one-hour weekday drama Days of our Lives; nightly editions of NBC Nightly News; the Sunday political talk show Meet the Press; weekday early-morning news program Early Today; late night talk shows The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Last Call with Carson Daly; sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live; Late-late-night poker series Poker After Dark; weeknight rebroadcasts of The Tonight Show under the banner NBC All Night; and a three-hour Saturday morning animation block under the name qubo. Today, also referred to as The Today Show, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. Days of Our Lives is an American Soap opera, which has aired nearly every weekday since November 8 1965 on the NBC network in the United NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. Meet the Press is a weekly American television news/interview program produced by NBC. Early Today is the early morning news program on NBC. Christina Brown and Dan Kloeffler rotate as anchors of the program The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an Emmy Award -winning American late-night Talk show currently hosted by Jay Leno, on Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an Emmy Award -winning American late-night Talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien on NBC Last Call with Carson Daly is an American late night Talk show that is broadcast on NBC. Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City Poker After Dark is an hour-long poker television program airing six nights a week The show made its debut on January 1, 2007. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as appropriate --> The Tonight Show is a long-running qubo (pronounced "kyoo-bo" originally called Smart Place for Kids until August 23, 2006) is the name of the American In addition, sports programming is also provided weekend afternoons any time from 12:00-6:00 p. m. ET, or tape-delayed PT.
Returning comedies are in red; new comedies are in pink; returning dramas are in green ; new dramas are in blue; returning reality shows are in yellow; new reality shows are in gold; returning game shows are in orange; news programming is in brown; sports programming is in purple. This is a list of programs currently, formerly, and soon to be broadcast by NBC.
All times are Eastern and Pacific (subtract one hour for Central and Mountain time), with the exception of Sunday (see below). The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America The Pacific Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-8) The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving The Mountain Time Zone of North America keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-7) during the shortest days of autumn
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|Sunday||Dateline NBC||Various Programming|
|Monday||Local Programming||American Gladiators||Nashville Star|
|Tuesday||Most Outrageous Moments||Most Outrageous Moments||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit|
|Wednesday||Deal or No Deal||Celebrity Circus||Law & Order|
|Thursday||The Office||Last Comic Standing||Fear Itself|
|Friday||Most Outrageous Moments||Most Outrageous Moments||Dateline NBC|
|Saturday||Medium||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Law & Order|
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|Sunday †||Football Night in America||Sunday Night Football|
|Monday||Local Programming||Chuck||Heroes||My Own Worst Enemy|
|Tuesday||The Biggest Loser||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit|
|Wednesday||Knight Rider||Deal or No Deal||Lipstick Jungle|
|Thursday||My Name Is Earl||30 Rock||The Office||Kath & Kim||ER|
|Friday||Crusoe||America's Toughest Jobs||Life|
|Saturday||Dateline NBC||Knight Rider||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit|
NBC currently airs just one daytime drama, the long-running serial Days of our Lives. Days of Our Lives is an American Soap opera, which has aired nearly every weekday since November 8 1965 on the NBC network in the United From July 1999 to September 2007, the soap opera Passions was also a part of NBC's daytime schedule. Passions is an American television Soap opera created by In September 2007, Passions made way for a fourth hour of Today; the show moved to the DirecTV-only channel The 101 later that month. Today, also referred to as The Today Show, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. DirecTV (trademarked as "DIREC' TV' " is a Direct broadcast satellite (DBS service based in El Segundo California, USA, that was founded The 101 is the name of DirecTV 's in-house channel on its satellite service available throughout the United States.
Long-running NBC daytime dramas of the past include Another World (1964–1999), The Doctors (1963–1982) and Santa Barbara (1984–1993). Another World is a television Soap opera that ran on the NBC network from May 4 1964 to June 25 1999. The Doctors was a Soap opera which aired on NBC from April 1 1963 to December 31 1982 Santa Barbara was an American decade long and award-winning Television Soap opera, first broadcast in United States on NBC NBC also aired the final four and a half years of Search for Tomorrow (1982–1986) after that series was dropped by CBS, although many NBC affiliates did not air the show in its final years. Search for Tomorrow is a Soap opera which started airing on Monday September 3, 1951 on CBS. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. NBC has also aired numerous short-lived soaps; Generations (1989–1991) and Sunset Beach (1997–1999) are a couple of examples, as are two Another World spin-offs, Somerset (1970–1976) and Texas (1980–1982). Generations is a Soap opera which aired on NBC from March 27, 1989 to January 25, 1991. Sunset Beach is an American short-running television Soap opera, first broadcast in United States on NBC on January 6 1997 and last aired on December Somerset (sometimes called Another World Somerset) was an American television Soap opera which ran on NBC from March 30 Texas (sometimes called Another World in Texas and later Texas The New Generation) was a daytime Soap opera which aired on NBC from
Notable long-running daytime game shows that have aired on NBC include Concentration, Let's Make a Deal, The Match Game, Jeopardy!, The Hollywood Squares, Wheel of Fortune, Password Plus/Super Password, Sale of the Century and Scrabble. Concentration was a TV Game show based on the children's memory game of the same name Let's Make a Deal is a Television Game show which originated in the United States and has since been produced in many countries throughout the Match Game also called The Match Game was an American Television Game show that celebrities and contestants answering The Hollywood Squares was an American Television comedy and Game show in which two contestants play Tic-tac-toe to win money Created by Merv Griffin, the daytime version of the American Game show Wheel of Fortune aired on NBC from January 6 Password Plus and Super Password are American Game shows that were revivals of the original CBS and ABC game Sale of the Century was a Television game show format that made its debut in the United States on September 29, 1969 on NBC Scrabble was an American Television Game show that was based on the Scrabble Board game The last game show to air on NBC's daytime schedule, Caesars Challenge, ended in January 1994. Caesars Challenge was an American game show that aired on NBC from 1993 to early 1994 However, some shows that previously aired on NBC continue in syndication.
Children's programming has always played a part in NBC's programming since its initial roots in television. In 1947, NBC's first major children's series was Howdy Doody, one of the era's first breakthrough television shows. Howdy Doody was a children's television program (with a decidedly frontier/western theme although other themes also colored the show The series, which ran for 13 years, featured a frecklefaced marionette and a myriad of other characters and hosted by "Buffalo" Bob Smith. A marionette is a Puppet controlled from above using strings a marionette's puppeteer is called a manipulator. Buffalo Bob Smith (born Robert Emil Schmidt ( November 27, 1917 – July 30, 1998) was the host of the popular children's show Howdy Doody spent most of its run on weekday afternoons.
In 1956, NBC abandoned the children's programming lineup on weekday afternoons, relegating the lineup to Saturdays only with Howdy Doody as their marquee franchise for the series' remaining four years. Throughout the 1961 until 1992, the bulk of NBC's children's programming were derived from theatrical shorts like The Pink Panther Show and Looney Tunes, reruns of popular television series like The Flintstones and The Jetsons, foreign acquisitions like Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion, original animated series (most notably The Smurfs and Alvin and the Chipmunks in the 1980s), cartoon adaptations of Mr. T, ALF and Star Trek, and original live-action series including The Banana Splits, The Bugaloos, and H.R. Pufnstuf. The Pink Panther Show is a showcase of DePatie-Freleng animated cartoons from the 1960s and 1970s prominently by David H Looney Tunes is a Warner Bros Animated cartoon series which ran in many movie theatres from 1930 to 1969 The Flintstones is an animated American television sitcom that ran from 1960 to 1966 on ABC. The Jetsons is a prime-time animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. is a Japanese Manga series and Television program first broadcast in Japan from 1963 to 1966 known in the United States as Kimba the White Lion, is a Japanese Anime series from the 1960s created by Osamu Tezuka, and The Smurfs is a American Cartoon series that aired on NBC from 1981 to 1989 Alvin and the Chipmunks is a six-time Grammy Award -winning animated music group created by Ross Bagdasarian Sr Mr T (born Laurence Tureaud; May 21 1952) is an American Actor known for his roles as Sgt ALF is a half-hour American Television Sitcom that originally ran on NBC from 1986 to 1990 and was created by Paul Fusco The Bugaloos was a children's television series in the United States produced by brothers Sid and Marty Krofft in 1970 HR Pufnstuf is a children's television series produced by Sid and Marty Krofft in the United States.
From 1984 to 1989, One to Grow On PSAs were shown after the end credits of every show or every other children's show. One to Grow On is an educational Public service announcement (PSA that broadcast during NBC 's Saturday morning line-up from 1983 to 1989
In 1989, NBC premiered Saved by the Bell, which originated at The Disney Channel as Good Morning, Miss Bliss. Saved by the Bell is an American sitcom that originally aired between 1989 and 1993 For the Disney Channel in other countries see Disney Channel around the world. Good Morning Miss Bliss is an American teen sitcom that aired from 1988 to 1989 (and later in syndication as part of the Saved by the Bell Saved by the Bell, despite bad reviews from tv critics, would become one of the most popular teen series in television history as well as the number one series on Saturday mornings, dethroning The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show in its first season. The Bugs Bunny Show is a long-running American Television Anthology series hosted by Bugs Bunny, that was mainly composed of
NBC abandoned the animated series in August 1992 in favor of a Saturday edition of Today and more live-action series under the name TNBC (Teen NBC). Weekend Today is an American morning news and talk show airing weekend mornings on the NBC Television network. TNBC (Teen NBC was NBC 's Saturday morning block of television shows geared toward teenagers and young adults Most of the series on the TNBC lineup were series produced by Peter Engel such as City Guys, Hang Time, California Dreams and One World. Peter Engel is a television producer who is best known for his teenage Sitcoms which appeared on TNBC, a former Saturday morning block on NBC which City Guys is a Comedy-drama television show that ran from 1997 to December 2001. Hang Time is an American teen Sitcom that aired from 1995 - 2000. California Dreams is an American TV series that aired from 1992 to 1996 One World is a half-hour comedy series on TNBC about the everyday issues of a large family Though there were exceptions, the short-lived Just Deal, one of only two series without a studio audience and/or laugh track and the only "filmed" series was co-created and executive produced by Thomas W. Lynch. Just Deal is a Comedy-drama series that aired Saturday mornings on NBC as a part of the network's TNBC lineup Thomas W Lynch (born on February 25, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is an award-winning American television series producer who is the head NBA Inside Stuff was also a part of the TNBC lineup during the duration of the NBA season. In 2000, after eleven years NBC discontinued the TNBC Saturday morning block.
In 2002, NBC began a deal with Discovery Communications' Discovery Kids channel to air their original FCC-mandated educational programming under the banner Discovery Kids on NBC. Discovery Communications LLC (DCL is an American global media and entertainment company that began as a single channel the Discovery Channel, launched in 1985 Discovery Kids is an American Digital cable Television channel, owned by Discovery Communications with programming for Education of The schedule originally consisted of only live-action series, including a kid-themed version of Trading Spaces and J. D. Roth's Emmy-nominated reality game show Endurace, but has expanded to include some animated series such as Kenny the Shark, Tutenstein, and Time Warp Trio. Trading Spaces is an hour-long US television reality program that has aired since 2000 on the cable channels TLC and Discovery Home J D Roth (born April 20, 1968, in Cherry Hill Township New Jersey) is a two-time Emmy Award -nominated American Television Endurance is a Daytime Emmy Award -nominated American Reality television children's program currently shown on the Discovery Kids Cable Kenny the Shark is an Animated television series produced by Discovery Kids. Tutenstein is an Emmy Award winning Animated television series, produced by Porchlight Entertainment for Discovery Kids. Time Warp Trio is an Animated television series, based on a series of children's books written by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane In 2006, Discovery Kids on NBC was discontinued. 
In May 2006, in order to replace the Discovery Kids Saturday Morning block, NBC announced plans to launch a new children's block on Saturday mornings starting in September 2006 as part of the qubo endeavor teaming parent company NBC Universal with ION Media Networks, Scholastic Press, Corus Entertainment and Classic Media/Mike Young. qubo (pronounced "kyoo-bo" originally called Smart Place for Kids until August 23, 2006) is the name of the American ION Media Networks (formerly known as Paxson Communications) is an American Television Broadcasting company that owns and operates over 60 television The Scholastic Corporation (or sometimes referred to as Scholastic Press; in other cases Scholastic Inc Corus Entertainment Inc () is a publicly traded Canadian media and entertainment company Classic Media Inc is an American Production company /distributor of family programming acquired in 2007 by UK-based rival Entertainment Rights. qubo will include blocks to air on NBC, Telemundo (the Spanish-language network owned by NBC Universal), and ION Media Networks's ION Television, as well as a 24/7 digital broadcast kids channel, video on demand services and a branded website. Telemundo is an American television network based in Hialeah Florida a suburb of Miami Florida. Ion Television is a broadcast television network first broadcast on August 31 1998
The "Discovery Kids on NBC" block aired for the final time on September 2, 2006. Events 44 BC - Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. On Saturday, September 9, 2006, NBC started airing the following qubo programs: VeggieTales, Dragon, VeggieTales Presents: 3-2-1 Penguins!, Babar, Jane and the Dragon, and Jacob Two-Two. Events 1000 - Battle of Svolder, Viking Age. 1379 - Treaty of Neuberg, splitting the Austrian Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. VeggieTales is a series of English language children's computer animated Films featuring Anthropomorphic Vegetables Dragon is an Animated Television program which is based on the books by best-selling children's author Dav Pilkey. Not to be confused with Penguins!. 3-2-1 Penguins! is a series of Christian animated videos (on Babar is an animated television series produced in Canada by Nelvana Limited and The Clifford Ross Company This page refers to the television series For the book series see " Jane and the Dragon " Jacob Two-Two (aired on the French Canadian Télétoon as Jacob Jacob and in Spanish on Telemundo as Jacobo Dos Dos
In April 2000, NBCi purchased a company that specialized with search engines that learned from the users' searches for $32 million, called GlobalBrain. SLI Systems is an internet company specializing in site search for large content based e-commerce websites
In 2001–2002, NBC briefly changed its web address to "NBCi.com", in a heavily-advertised attempt to launch an Internet portal and start page. A web portal is a site that provides a single function via a web page or site The homepage (often written as home page) or main page is the URL or local file that automatically loads when a Web browser starts and when This move saw NBC teaming up with XOOM.com, e-mail. XOOM was an early Dot-com that primarily provided free unlimited space Web hosting, similar to GeoCities. com, AllBusiness.com, and Snap. AllBusinesscom, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dun & Bradstreet, provides Business information and resources for Small businesses those companies with fewer com (eventually acquiring all four of them), launching a multi-faceted internet portal with e-mail, webhosting, community, chat, personalization and news capabilities. This experiment lasted roughly one season, failed, and NBCi was folded back into NBC.  The NBC-TV portion of the website reverted to NBC. com. However, the NBCi web site continued as a portal for NBC-branded content (NBCi. com redirected to NBCi. msnbc. com), using a co-branded version of InfoSpace to deliver minimal portal content. Infospace ( a dot com pioneer provides metasearch and Private-label Internet search services for consumers and businesses In mid 2007, NBCi. com began to mirror NBC. com. 
NBC has used a number of logos throughout its history; early logos were similar to the logo of its then parent company, RCA, but later logos included stylized peacock images. The NBC television network has used numerous logos at various times since the 1940s its familiar Peacock design originally introduced for color broadcasts in the RCA Corporation, founded as Radio Corporation of America, was an electronics company in existence from 1919 to 1986 The term peafowl refers to Gallinaceous Birds classified within the genera Rheinardia Argusianus Afropavoand Pavo
Many cities in Canada including Toronto (Buffalo), Vancouver (Seattle) and Montreal (Burlington) receive many United States NBC affiliates either over the air and on cable television and satellite television providers. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Vancouver (vænˈkuːvɚ is a coastal Montreal, or Montréal in French ( pronounced in French, in English) is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec Burlington is the largest city in the US state of Vermont and is the shire town ( County seat) of Satellite television is Television delivered by the means of Communications satellites as compared to conventional Terrestrial television and Cable In places far from the border, cable and satellite are the only ways to pick up NBC signals clearly. Aside from Simultaneous substitution, the programming and broadcasting is the same as in the United States. Simultaneous substitution, or simsub, is the practice by which cable, Direct broadcast satellite and Multichannel multipoint distribution service
NBC Nightly News, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien are shown on CNBC Europe. NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an Emmy Award -winning American late-night Talk show currently hosted by Jay Leno, on Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an Emmy Award -winning American late-night Talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien on NBC CNBC Europe is a Business and financial news Television channel, the pan-European sister station of CNBC. NBC is no longer shown outside the Americas on a channel in its own right. However, both NBC News and MSNBC are shown for a few hours a day on Orbit News in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Orbit News is a 24 hour satellite and cable channel offering American news programming to viewers abroad primarily geared towards an Arab audience MSNBC is also shown occasionally on sister network CNBC Europe during breaking news. CNBC Europe is a Business and financial news Television channel, the pan-European sister station of CNBC.
In 1993, the Pan-European cable network Super Channel was taken over by General Electric, the parent of NBC, and became NBC Super Channel. NBC Europe (formerly Super Channel and NBC Super Channel) was a Satellite television channel based in the United Kingdom that broadcast NBC Europe (formerly Super Channel and NBC Super Channel) was a Satellite television channel based in the United Kingdom that broadcast In 1996, the channel was renamed NBC Europe, but was, from then on, almost always referred to as simply "NBC" on the air. NBC Europe (formerly Super Channel and NBC Super Channel) was a Satellite television channel based in the United Kingdom that broadcast
Most of NBC Europe's prime time programming was produced in Europe due to rights restriction associated with US primetime shows, but after 11PM Central European Time on weekday evenings, the channel aired The Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Saturday Night Live, hence its slogan "Where the Stars Come Out at Night. Central European Time ( CET) is one of the names of the Time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as appropriate --> The Tonight Show is a long-running Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an Emmy Award -winning American late-night Talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien on NBC Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City " Most NBC News programs were broadcast on NBC Europe, including Dateline NBC and NBC Nightly News, which was aired live. NBC News is the news division of American Television network NBC, a part of NBC Universal, which is majority-owned by General Electric Dateline NBC, or Dateline, is a US weekly television Newsmagazine broadcast by NBC similar to ABC 's NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. The Today Show was also initially shown live in the afternoons, but was later broadcast the following morning instead, by which time it was more than half a day old. Today, also referred to as The Today Show, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC.
In 1999, NBC Europe stopped broadcasting to most of Europe. At the same time the network was relaunched as a German language computer channel, targeting a young demographic. The main show on the new NBC Europe was called NBC GIGA. In 2005, the channel was relaunched once again, this time as a free-to-air channel under the name "Das Vierte". GIGA started an own digital channel then, which can be received via satellite and many cable networks in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
The Tonight Show, Late Night and NBC Nightly News continue to be broadcast on CNBC Europe. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as appropriate --> The Tonight Show is a long-running Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an Emmy Award -winning American late-night Talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien on NBC NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. CNBC Europe is a Business and financial news Television channel, the pan-European sister station of CNBC.
In 1993, NBC began production of Canal de Noticias NBC. This service was beamed to Latin America from the NBC Newschannel headquarters located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Over 50 journalists were brought to produce, write, anchor and technically produce a 24 hour news service based on the popular "wheel" conceived at CNN. The service folded in 1997 as sales departments were not able to generate any revenue. After Mexican Noticias ECO, Canal de Noticias NBC holds the distinction of being the first 24 hour news service to be seen in Latin America. The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. Noticias ECO ( Empresa de Comunicaciones Orbitales) also know as ECO News was a Mexican News channel Telenoticias, at one point owned by CBS, came later followed by CNN en Español. CNN en Español is CNN 's Spanish language news network It broadcasts the latest world news business sports and entertainment headlines in Spanish 24 hours a day
In the Caribbean, many cable television and satellite television providers air local NBC affiliates, or the main network feed from WNBC-TV, though a few locally-owned NBC affiliates do exist. WNBC Channel 4 is the flagship station of the NBC television network located in New York City.
NBC's full program lineup is carried by local affiliate VSB-TV, received from the network's East Coast satellite feed. VSB-TV is the NBC television affiliate for Hamilton, Bermuda.
In Aruba, the network programming is carried on station ATV 15. Aruba is a -long island of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean Sea, north of the Paraguaná Peninsula, Falcón State, Venezuela ATV is the Aruba NBC affiliate broadcasting on Channel 15 in the NTSC television standard
KUAM-TV is an NBC affiliate in Guam and carries the full NBC program lineup via satellite. KUAM-TV is the NBC affiliate serving Guam. The station is currently owned by Pacific Telestations Incorporated and is a sister station to CBS -affiliate Guam ( Chamorro: cha Guåhån) officially the Territory of Guam, is an island in the western Pacific Ocean and is an organized unincorporated
In 1995, NBC launched a channel in Asia called NBC Asia. Like NBC Europe, NBC Asia featured most of NBC's news programs as well as the Tonight Show and Late Night. Unfortunately like its European counterpart, it couldn't broadcast US-produced primetime shows due to rights restrictions. It also had NBC Super Sports for the latest action in selected sporting events. During weekday evenings, NBC Asia had a regional evening news program. It occasionally simulcasted some programs from CNBC Asia and MSNBC. CNBC Asia is a Business News channel in Asia. A subsidiary of NBC Universal, it is the Asian service of the Consumer News and Business MSNBC is a 24-hour cable television news channel based in the United States and available in Canada. On 1 July 1998, NBC Asia was replaced by the National Geographic Channel. National Geographic Channel, also called Nat Geo, is a subscription television network that features Documentaries produced by the National Geographic Society Like in the case of NBC Europe however, selected Tonight Show and Late Night episodes and Meet the Press can still be seen on CNBC Asia during weekends. CNBC Asia is a Business News channel in Asia. A subsidiary of NBC Universal, it is the Asian service of the Consumer News and Business CNBC Asia shows NFL games and also brands them as Sunday Night Football.
Through regional partners, NBC-produced programs are seen in some countries in the region. In the Philippines, Solar Entertainment's ETC airs The Tonight Show, Late Night,"Will and Grace and Saturday Night Live while 2nd Avenue airs NBC News programs. ETC Entertainment Central is a Philippine Television channel produced and founded by Solar Entertainment Corporation which also created The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as appropriate --> The Tonight Show is a long-running Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an Emmy Award -winning American late-night Talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien on NBC Will & Grace is a popular Emmy Award -winning American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on NBC from 1998 to 2006 Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City 2nd Avenue (formerly ETC 2nd Avenue) is a Philippine cable television produced and founded by Solar Entertainment Corporation which also created its sister stations ETC
The Seven Network in Australia has close ties with NBC and has used many of its slogans (including Let's All Be There). The Seven Network is an Australian television network, owned by the Seven Media Group. Every season each American TV network comes up with an Advertising campaign to promote its programming Seven News has featured "The Mission" as its news theme since the mid 1980s. Seven News is the television news service of the Seven Network in Australia. Local newscasts were named Seven Nightly News from the mid 80s until around 2000. Seven rebroadcasts some of NBC's news and current affairs programming it includes.
Over the years, NBC has produced many shows in-house in addition to airing content from other producers, notably Revue Studios and its successor Universal Television. Today, also referred to as The Today Show, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. Weekend Today is an American morning news and talk show airing weekend mornings on the NBC Television network. Dateline NBC, or Dateline, is a US weekly television Newsmagazine broadcast by NBC similar to ABC 's Meet the Press is a weekly American television news/interview program produced by NBC. Antena 3 de Television SA, ( is a Spanish television network and media company present in the Television, Radio and cinema industries Radio Caracas Televisión Internacional ( RCTV Internacional) is a Venezuelan cable Television network headquartered in the TV Azteca is the second largest Mexican Television network. It was established in 1983 as the state-owned Instituto Mexicano de la Televisión
Notable in-house productions of NBC included Get Smart, Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, Las Vegas and Crossing Jordan. Get Smart is an American comedy television series that satirized the secret agent genre Bonanza is an American television series that ran on NBC from September 12 1959 to January 16 1973 Little House on the Prairie is an American one-hour dramatic Television program that aired on the NBC network from September 11 1974 to Las Vegas is an American Television series that aired on NBC from September 22, 2003 to February 15, 2008 Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that aired on NBC from September 24 2001 to May 16 NBC sold the rights to their pre-1973 shows to National Telefilm Associates in 1973, and are today owned by CBS Paramount Television/CBS Studios. National Telefilm Associates (otherwise known by its initials NTA was an independent distribution company that handled reissues of American film libraries including CBS Paramount Television (formerly Desilu Productions, Paramount Television, among other companies is an American Television production CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network.
NBC continues to own its post-1973 productions, through sister company NBC Universal Television (the successor to Universal TV), and as a result, NBC in a way now owns several other series aired on the network prior to 1973 (such as Wagon Train). NBC Universal Television Group is an American and global television production/distribution company and a subsidiary of NBC Universal. Wagon Train is a Television Western Series on NBC from 1957 - 1962 and then on ABC from 1962-