NBC News

The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is one of the original “Big Three” networks in the United States, together with the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) and Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). NBC has been vital in radio, television, cable, and digital media developments. NBC News is a part of the NBCUniversal News Group, a division of NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast. This entry offers an overview of NBC’s radio origins and then discusses its expansion into broadcast and cable television and internet outlets, the launch of the cable network MSNBC, developments in the 21st century, and the involvement of NBC News in various scandals. The entry closes with a discussion of Comcast’s other media properties and the different facets of NBC News.

Radio Origins

NBC originated in 1926 ...

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