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This minute variety show updated radio's earliest musical variety style with sophisticated comedy and dramatic presentations. However, The Big Show's initial success did not last despite critical praise, as most of its potential listeners were increasingly becoming television viewers. Monitor was a continuous all-weekend mixture of music, news, interviews and features, with a variety of hosts including well-known television personalities Dave GarrowayHugh DownsEd McMahonJoe Garagiola and Gene Rayburn.
Monitor was a success for a number of years, but after the mids, local stations, especially those in larger markets, were reluctant to break from their established formats to run non-conforming network programming. One exception was Toscanini: The Man Behind the Legend, a weekly series commemorating the great conductor's NBC broadcasts and recordings which ran for several years beginning in NIS attracted several dozen subscribing stations, but by the fall ofNBC determined that it could not project that the service would ever become profitable and gave its affiliates six months' notice that it would be discontinued.
NIS ended operations on May 29, While never much of a ratings success, TalkNet nonetheless helped further the national talk radio format. For affiliates, many of them struggling AM stations, TalkNet helped fill evening time slots with free programming, allowing the stations to sell local advertising in a dynamic format without the cost associated with producing local programming. Some in the industry feared this trend would lead to increasing control of radio content by networks and syndicators.
Three factors led to the radio division's demise: GE decided that radio did not fit its strategy, while the radio division had not been profitable for many years.
In addition, FCC ownership rules at the time prevented companies acquiring broadcast properties from owning both a radio and television division. GE's divestiture of NBC's entire radio division was the first cannon shot of what would play out in the national broadcast media, as each of the Big Three broadcast networks were soon acquired by other corporate entities.
NBC was a particularly noteworthy case in that it was the first to be acquired — and was bought by a conglomerate outside the broadcast industry as GE otherwise primarily served as a manufacturing company. Prior to the GE acquisition, NBC operated its radio division partly out of tradition, and partly to meet its then-FCC-mandated requirement to distribute programming for the public good the broadcast airwaves are owned by the public; as that broadcast spectrum is limited and only so many broadcast stations existed, this served as the basis for government regulation requiring broadcasters to provide certain content that meets the needs of the public.
Syndicators such as Westwood One were not subject to such rules as they did not own any stations. GE's divestiture of NBC Radio — known as "America's First Network" — in many ways marked the "beginning of the end" of the old era of regulated broadcasting and the ushering in of the new, largely unregulated industry that is present today.
These were discontinued in along with Mutual branded newscastsand the few remaining NBC Radio Network affiliates became affiliates of CNN Radiocarrying the Westwood-owned service's hourly newscasts 24 hours a day. A previous program, First Light, placed new emphasis on the NBC brand after diminishing it over the years.
With the change, NBC News Radio expanded its offerings from second news updates airing only on weekdays to feature two hourly full-length newscasts 24 hours a day. They were used for the NBC television transmitter, NBC kept tubes in reserve for their transmitter. For many years, NBC was closely identified with David Sarnoff, who used it as a vehicle to sell consumer electronics.
Roosevelt appeared at the fair before the NBC camera, becoming the first U. The following day May 1four models of RCA television sets went on sale to the general public in various department stores around New York City, which were promoted in a series of splashy newspaper ads. Later inNBC took its cameras to professional football and baseball games in the New York City area, establishing many "firsts" in television broadcasting.
The most ambitious NBC television "network" program of the pre-war era was the telecast of the Republican National Convention held in Philadelphia in the summer ofwhich was fed live to the New York City and Schenectady stations. Most sets were sold to bars, hotels and other public places, where the general public viewed special sports and news events. One special event was Franklin D. Television's experimental period ended, as the FCC allowed full-fledged commercial television broadcasts to begin on July 1, The first official, paid television advertisement broadcast by any U.
The ad consisted of test patternfeaturing the newly assigned WNBT call letters, which was modified to resemble a clock — complete with functioning hands — with the Bulova logo featuring the phrase "Bulova Watch Time" in the lower right-hand quadrant of the test pattern a photograph of the NBC camera setting up the test pattern-advertisement for that ad can be seen at this page. In order to secure the rights to televise the game, NBC allowed each of the Dodgers' regular radio sponsors at the time to have one commercial during the telecast.
The ads were conducted by Dodgers announcer Red Barber: Telecasts were curtailed in the early years of the war, then expanded as NBC began to prepare for full-time service upon the end of the war. This event was promoted in advance by NBC with a direct-mail card sent to television set owners in the New York area.
The NBC television network grew from its initial post-war lineup of four stations. The World Series featured two New York City area teams the Yankees and the Dodgersand television sales boomed locally, since the games were being telecast in the New York market.
Additional stations along the East Coast and in the Midwest were connected by coaxial cable through the late s, and in September the first transcontinental telecasts took place. The post-war s and early s brought success for NBC in the new medium.
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Under its innovative president, Sylvester "Pat" Weaver, the network launched Today and The Tonight Show, which would bookend the broadcast day for over 50 years, and which still lead their competitors. Weaver, who also launched the genre of periodic minute network "spectaculars", network-produced motion pictures and the live minute Sunday afternoon series Wide Wide Worldleft the network in in a dispute with its chairman David Sarnoff, who subsequently named his son Robert Sarnoff as president.Full Panel: Senate GOP Rattled After Chaotic Week - Meet The Press - NBC News
InNBC commissioned Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti to compose the first opera ever written for television; Menotti came up with Amahl and the Night Visitorsa minute work for which he wrote both music and libretto, about a disabled shepherd boy who meets the Three Wise Men and is miraculously cured when he offers his crutch to the newborn Christ Child.
It was such a stunning success that it was repeated every year on NBC from towhen a dispute between Menotti and NBC ended the broadcasts. However, byMenotti and NBC had patched things up, and an all-new production of the opera, filmed partly on location in the Middle East, was telecast that year.
While rival CBS broadcast the first color television programs in the United States, their system was incompatible with the millions of black and white sets in use at the time. After a series of limited, incompatible color broadcasts mostly scheduled during the dayCBS abandoned the system and broadcasts.
This opened the door for the RCA compatible color system to be adopted as the U. NBC was ready with color programming within days of the Commission's decision. NBC began the transition with a few shows inand broadcast its first program to air all episodes in color beginning that summer, The Marriage. Barrie 's beloved play, on the Producers' Showcase anthology series, The first such telecast of its kind, the broadcast starred the musical's entire original cast, led by Mary Martin as Peter and Cyril Ritchard in a dual role as Mr.
Darling and Captain Hook. The broadcast drew the highest ratings for a television program for that period. It was so successful that NBC restaged it as a live broadcast a mere ten months later; inlong after Producers' Showcase had ended its run, Peter Pan, with most of the cast, was restaged again, this time as a standalone specialand was videotaped so that it would no longer have to be performed live on television. InNBC premiered a televised version of the radio program The Bell Telephone Hourwhich aired in color from its debut; the program would continue on the NBC television network for nine more years until it ended in InNBC approached Walt Disney about acquiring the rights to his anthology seriesoffering to produce the program in color.
Disney was in the midst of negotiating a new contract to keep the program then known as Walt Disney Presents on ABC, however ABC president Leonard Goldenson said that it could not counter the offer, as the network did not have the technical and financial resources to carry the program in color.
As many of the Disney programs that aired in black-and-white on ABC were actually filmed in color, they could easily be re-aired in the format on the NBC broadcasts.
Bymuch of NBC's prime time schedule was presented in color, although some popular series such as The Man from U. Days of Our Lives became the first soap opera to premiere in color, when it debuted in November NBC contracted with Universal Studios in to produce the first feature-length film produced for television, See How They Runwhich first aired on October 17, ; its second television movie, The Hanged Manaired six weeks later on November Even while the presentations performed well in the ratings, NBC did not broadcast another made-for-TV film for two years.
The potential Senate candidate was coached by his older brother, President John F. On the day of the program, President Kennedy delayed his departure from Palm Beach in order to watch the show, but later told his brother that he was almost too nervous to watch.
Ronald Reagan, making his first bid for public office, appears on "Meet the Press" with his Democratic opponent for the governorship of California, the incumbent Gov. Reagan appeared on "Meet the Press" seven times -- all before he was elected president. Kennedy makes his ninth -- and final -- appearance on "Meet the Press" with Lawrence E.
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Kennedy was assassinated in California less than 3 months later -- shortly after claiming victory in that state's Democratic presidential primary. He was 42 years old. He has since appeared on the program as a U.
Senator from Massachusetts 21 times. After she was elected Prime Minister inGandhi grew more concerned about her television image and contacted "Meet the Press" to request makeup samples used during her appearance on the program.
Gandhi a complete makeup set -- including sponges and instructions for application. President Gerald Ford becomes the first sitting American president to appear on the program. President Ford accepted the invitation as a tribute to "Meet the Press" co-founder Lawrence Spivak, who was making his farewell appearance as moderator of the program. In one of the most dramatic newsbreaks in the history of "Meet the Press" President Jimmy Carter announces that the U. Tim Russert makes his debut as moderator of "Meet the Press.
In the center of this photo is then-intern Betsy Fischer, who is now Executive Producer of the program. Vice President Dan Quayle is the guest. The broadcast breaks television history as "Meet the Press" becomes the first network television program ever to broadcast live in digital high definition. Bill Bradley to a "Meet the Press agreement" to have weekly debates in place of running political advertisements.
Five days after the September 11th attacks, Vice President Dick Cheney joins moderator Tim Russert in the first live television interview ever broadcast from Camp David. Democratic Challenger Tom Strickland.
Bush February 8, In another "Meet the Press" first, Democratic strategist James Carville cracks an egg on his forehead to demonstrate he's got "egg on his face" after his projected outcome of the U. Carville predicted 52 percent of the vote for U.