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Jeff Zucker Talks NBC & the Media-Entertainment Future

Jeff Zucker, Jan. 20, 2011 (WBUR/Jesse Costa)

Lots going on in TV land these days.

Larry King, out. Piers Morgan, in. Oprah, headed off stage. Regis Philbin, too. NBC is bringing comedy to the ten o’clock slot.

And then there’s the big corporate stuff. This week, the FCC approved the mega-merger of Comcast and NBC Universal.  Comcast says it will be awesome. Critics say you should be afraid, and mad as hell about the cable giant moving in.

And then there’s the big picture – TV migrating like crazy to the web. It’s time to think about what it all means for televion, for news, for entertainment.

We speak with outgoing NBC Universal chief, Jeff Zucker.

-Tom Ashbrook

Guest:

Jeff Zucker, outgoing president and CEO of NBC Universal, where he spent more than two decades – his entire working life. He will be stepping down as CEO next Friday with the merger of Comcast and NBC, following the FCC’s approval.

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