Tagged: NBC

When Disaster Strikes: Reporting and Responding

When Disaster Strikes: Reporting and Responding is an international conference that will explore the collaboration and tension between journalists and public health workers at times of crisis. The event, featuring a keynote speech by NBC’s Kerry Sanders, will mark the first annual collaboration of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Boston University’s Center for […]

Top NBC Exec Lecturing Today

The College of Communication is hosting a lecture by Lauren Zalaznick, Chairman of the NBC Universal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media. One of Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women,” Zalaznick will discuss how she went from indie producer to corporate executive with chefs, housewives and celeb moms today from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM in the SMG Executive […]

NBC banking on Leno

In the run-up to NBC launching “The Jay Leno Show” 5-nights a week in prime time come September, the network is flooding the advertising marketplace — TV, movie theaters, billboards, on airplanes, in gyms, elevators, even taxi cabs — with promotions for the show.  College of Communication advertising Professor Sue Parenio can discuss the unprecedented nature […]

Ed McMahon dead at 86

Ed McMahon, Johnny Carson’s loyal sidekick on “The Tonight Show” for nearly three decades, died today in California.  He was 86.  College of Communication Professor Cathy Perron, director of the Television Program, can discuss McMahon’s impact on the medium. Contact Cathy Perron, 617-353-4976, cperron@bu.edu

Jay hands “Tonight” to Conan

As host Jay Leno hands over NBC’s “Tonight Show” to Conan O’Brien, late night television continues to evolve.  College of Communication Professor Cathy Perron, who heads the school’s TV department, can discuss the ever changing nature of television programming. Contact Cathy Perron, 617-353-4976, cperron@bu.edu

NBC vs. WHDH-TV on Leno

Mass Communication and Public Relations Professor Christopher Cakebread says NBC is upset about Boston station WHDH-TV deciding not to carry the new Jay Leno show at 10 p.m., in lieu of local news, because the network fears the move may spread. “NBC’s greatest concern is the domino effect that might occur if WHDH replaces Leno at […]