Posts Tagged ‘NBC’

Mike McCarley

Emmy Award-winner Mike McCarley serves as president, Golf for NBC Sports Group, and has been at the helm of Golf Channel since February 2011. He oversees all of NBC Sports Group’s golf-related businesses and content, including Golf Channel, broadcast golf coverage on NBC, Golf Channel Digital, GolfNow, and the company’s portfolio of golf lifestyle brands.Read more..

What Are You Like?
Anne Thompson

As a television correspondent, Anne Thompson has covered events as far ranging as Tonya Harding in Portland, Oregon to Ground Zero on 9/11. It’s a job some might find enviable, even glamorous for its range, travel, and publicity. “I was in Rome for 38 straight days covering the resignation of Pope Benedict and election of PopeRead more..

“King Conan” Receives Warm Finnish Welcome

Conan O’Brien, host of NBC’s Late Night talk show, marked his arrival in Vantaa, Finland on February 12 by kissing the ground at the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, renamed “Conan O’Brien Airport” for the day. His visit was prompted by a supposed resemblance that O’Brien (pictured above) has to Finnish President Tarja Halonen (above right). The LateRead more..

Dennis Swason: WNBC

Dennis Swanson is president and general manager of WNBC in New York, the flagship station of the NBC network. Less than a week after the World Trade Center tragedy, WNBC-4 launched a public service campaign entitled “We Shall Overcome.” The two-minute video featured Fire and Police Department and civilian rescuers accompanied by a Bruce SpringsteenRead more..

Those We Lost: Al McGuire

On January 26 the sports and television world lost one of its true champions. Known as “the James Joyce of the airwaves,” sportscaster Al McGuire passed away in his Milwaukee home surrounded by his loved ones. McGuire’s renown as former coach of the Marquette Warriors basketball team, and later NBC then CBS commentator for theRead more..

The Acting President

Martin Sheen, the star of The West Wing, is a complicated, ebullient tangle of philosophy, Catholicism, politics, altruism, and homespun wisdom. ℘℘℘ It’s a disconcerting sight: The leader of the free world is, uh, combing his eyelashes with a small mascara applicator… Okay, so it’s the make-believe leader of the free world. And it’s notRead more..