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In a round of year-end belt tightening, NBCUniversal is cutting about 500 employees, or about 1.5% of its total workforce.
The cuts are distributed throughout the media company, which boasts nearly 30,000 employees, according to a person close to the situation who asked not to be identified discussing the sensitive topic.
Some of the layoffs have already occurred. Two months ago, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" eliminated about two dozen of its crew in an effort to reduce the late-night program's budget.
A large percentage of the cuts came from the tiny G4 cable channel, which celebrates video game culture. Last month, the channel canceled two of its signature and long-running shows, "Attack of the Show!" and "X-Play," leading to the departures of several dozen people.
Los Angeles-based Universal Pictures last month cut about 20 jobs, including in its home entertainment unit, which has seen lower revenue as part of an industrywide slowdown in DVD sales. Universal also decided to shutter its feature post sound studio after its staff completes work on current projects. The closure is expected to lead to the loss of another 20 people during the next year, a person familiar with the studio said.
Creative executives who work within NBC Entertainment were spared, according to knowledgeable people. The peacock network is in the midst of a ratings revival, the only major broadcast network to post audience gains during the new fall TV season.
A small number of layoffs are expected elsewhere in cable entertainment, which includes USA, Bravo, E! and Syfy, as well as the NBC News group, which oversees cable channels CNBC and MSNBC.
The job cuts were first reported by Deadline Hollywood.
NBCUniversal is controlled by Comcast Corp., which owns 51% of the New York-based media company. General Electric Co. owns the remaining 49%. The job cuts came as corporate executives asked senior management to look closely at staffing levels as the company heads into budget planning for the new year.
Last month, the Weather Channel cut about 7% of its workforce. NBCUniversal owns an interest in the channel, along with Bain Capital and Blackstone Group.In a round of year-end belt tightening, NBCUniversal is cutting about 500 employees,... more
Do you know Lucia and Leo Krim? Your not supposed too. How about $43 Trilion Lawsuit: Banks, Governmental Officials Targets of Spire … ? They are connected.Their heartbroken parents, Marina and Kevin Krim, of the Upper West Side, said they wanted to “celebrate the beautiful lives of Lulu and Leo,” not remember them as victims.
Bravely, the grieving dad recounted the magical Manhattan childhood of his two lost children, the happy memories they accumulated before, police said, their trusted nanny murdered them.Their heartbroken parents, Marina and Kevin Krim, of the Upper West Side, said they... more
ne from the print vault: My 1997 interview with Chris Matthews, the loudmouth--in a good way, I think--host of 'Hardball.' Would love to have him back! http://www.mrmedia.com/2007/10/chris-matthews-hardball-host-mr-media-interview-classic/#.UHyQo1TfKYcne from the print vault: My 1997 interview with Chris Matthews, the loudmouth--in a... more
The delegates interviewed in this short (now viral) clip by Peter Schiff agree with the suggestion that there should be a ban on corporate profits.
http://youtu.be/yo2_TY0tJ3EThe delegates interviewed in this short (now viral) clip by Peter Schiff agree with... more
SHAME on CNBC! --
The “reporters” at CNBC are simply industry stooges. Always have been, always will be. They have no ethical bona fides whatsoever. They “report” on the information provided to them by CEOs, which is rarely truthful, and is, instead, a glossed over account of their true dealings, shellacked in lies and misinformation. They are the enablers of a corrupt system, and it is their job to provide a smokescreen around the criminal behavior of the people and institutions who brought our country to its economic knees. But you wouldn’t know that, because the CNBC “reporters” are too busy engaging in cognitive dissonance about the health of our financial system, which is basically smoke and mirrors and sleight of hand.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=41776SHAME on CNBC! -- The “reporters” at CNBC are simply industry stooges.... more
If Ron Paul wins 5 states he automatically is invited to the National Convention, and his name is in the RUNNING for the nomination!
http://youtu.be/5kf1WLyn2IkIf Ron Paul wins 5 states he automatically is invited to the National Convention,... more
Our news media are so focused on the issues and the rhetoric spewed over them, that their lenses are NOT shining a light on the very thing that millions are craving; solutions.
During my 4+ years of no regular paychecks and recreating/educating myself based on my skills and passions, I traveled, (whenever I had gas money!), giving hunger and related issues a voice through videos, photos, blogs and lots of comments in social media forums.
I quickly learned that there are really innovative solutions popping up in communities all over; many formed through coalitions of organizations, businesses, schools, etc., that other communities could learn from, if a light/lens was shown upon all these 'Great Ideas That Work', (GITW). I also realized that I on my own, wasn't going to have the reach to help those communities and millions of people.
Then, I had my own GITW! What if there were a contest, where people from all over could submit their essays, photos and videos, folk could vote for the winning entries, exposure in media/social media would be great and we could publish a book and a feature length documentary out of the entries? So... I made a video proposal to The Ellen DeGeneres Show, figuring she likes positivity, hope, cool things and she has a far reach. https://bitly.com/wWSjR8
I have yet to hear from Ellen's staff and this week, the toll of so long without a regular income, will claim my home. I want to get this idea viral and for some major entity to MOVE on helping the millions of hopeless, using ideas that already exist. (I'd also like them to give me a job but my higher purpose has always been to help others.)
GE, parent company of MSNBC/NBC/CNBC tout their work in innovation and between the 3 aforementioned networks, have millions of devoted viewers that could go out in their communities, (if they don't already know what GITW in their regions!), and seek/document/submit, so that we could start repairing the severe fracture in America's foundation; the diminishing middle class which is swelling the ranks of the impoverished.
I'll be spending the day making a video proposal to GE and several other entities I feel could step up and pull this project off, but hope that y'all can help me send my video proposal to Ellen, viral. I need a miracle and so do millions of others. Wouldn't it feel great knowing you helped change a life and/or millions, with a small action?
Please start pushing our national and local news media, to start reporting on solutions. A small spark can unleash a wildfire.Our news media are so focused on the issues and the rhetoric spewed over them, that... more
Larry Kudlow accuses Occupy of murderous intent. Wesley Clark will be on his show. Why?
http://crooksandliars.com/john-amato/kudlows-panel-accuses-ows-murderLarry Kudlow accuses Occupy of murderous intent. Wesley Clark will be on his show.... more
The investors need to be wealthy ($1m+) and few (maximum 500) and the business too small to IPO. Facebook tore that last rule apart. What if the other rules are also eventually relaxed?The investors need to be wealthy ($1m+) and few (maximum 500) and the business too... more
Time to call in the wireless waahmbulance. LightSquared's billionaire backer Phil Falcone made his television debut on CNBC's Power Lunch to cry foul at the behind-the-scenes lobbying drama that could put the brakes on his 4G dreams. The hedge fund manager pointed his finger at AT&T and Verizon, claiming both are trying to "stomp out innovation" and competition by working in cahoots with the Save Our GPS Coalition. The soon-to-launch LTE network continues to encounter significant opposition from the group, as its tests have shown LightSquared's planned 40,000 stations will transmit signals "up to 800 billion times" more powerful than low-powered GPS, effectively blocking it out. Falcone insists that all parties involved knew of the potential interference issues back in 2003, when the FCC first mandated the network's build-out, and promises a switch to the company's lower block of spectrum will remedy 99 percent of the problem. Whichever side of this he said / they said brouhaha you believe, one thing's for sure -- the 4G race is getting pretty ugly.Time to call in the wireless waahmbulance. LightSquared's billionaire backer Phil... more
EXPOSE THE KOCHS: The Koch brothers fund multiple think tanks and academic centers to promote their ideology and grow their profits, a Brave New Foundation investigation reveals. Let's create an echo chamber of truth by using YouTube's SHARE tools above to protect Social Security and counter the Koch billions. http://KochBrothersExposed.com/socialsecurityEXPOSE THE KOCHS: The Koch brothers fund multiple think tanks and academic centers to... more
There is something fishy here and it is smelling worse by the day .Your thoughts??
http://grant55.blogspot.com/2011/05/mark-haines-death-cause.html?spref=fbThere is something fishy here and it is smelling worse by the day .Your thoughts??... more
In case you were wondering why Wall Street is so detested by actual human beings
Union Budget 2011 India Live Expectations Highlights Direct Income Tax Code 2010 2012 DTC Interest Subvention MeaningThe middle class sector which dreams about owning home gets a good news with the union budget 2011 as 1% interest subvention for housing loans upto Rs.15 lakhs is enabled.The middle class sector which dreams about owning home gets a good news with the union... more
First,don't believe everything you see on main stream TV here in the USA... Sometime you need to reach beyond the low hanging fruit...The world is much smaller than you think... First, don't believe everything you see on main stream TV here in the states... Sometime you need to reach beyond the low hanging fruit.
It is nice to look around and say everything in this country is just fine and Americans and the constitution are strong enough to survive... you are dreaming...
The fundamental corruption we see in Egypt also exist in other countries, in varying degrees. That corruption is hidden and disguised and ignored... but it exists even here... As supporters and enablers of Dictators our position is clear... as exposed in the wikileaks cables that brought all this on.
It is time we too wake up and look around us and see we also have house cleaning to do.
As we all now all look around us... today we see much more homeless on the streets much more suicides more desperate people... things were much different for so many people ... before the money & wealth was sucked out of our country.
Just look at all the hard working American families all being foreclosed on and forced out into the streets as the "Corporate Royalty continue to award themselves Billions as; A Job Well done! And this year 1.3 million more families are scheduled for foreclosures and pushed on to the streets in 2011!
Look around us today, The right the Left the middle the Tea Parties the Gays the Birthers the Black, Brown, Yellow, Red and White, NRA Rich vs Poor the so many groups waving the flag... shouting and some even shooting and everyone fighting between themselves... For what I ask? For the basic fundamental things in life... Like having enough money to buy (safe) food to eat, For healthcare, For a warm place to live and sleep at night... An affordable education for our Children.... These All are the basics things in life!
If we are fighting battles amongst ourselves.....Blinded with all this nonsense, innuendo and, distractions... Fueled by over caffeinated snake-oil salesmen on Fox & Talk radio preaching hate ~ BUT WAIT... It's not just Fox, But all Corporate Media, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN they do it too... They do in their own way... It is all tailored to fit the demographic Audiences that they hold...
So, If you haven't already noticed... It is easy to divide and control our population... as it is being done right now.... After ~ you filter the content and control the money then, you control the airwaves. You then... have the power to control peoples attitudes, their viewpoints and, their topics of conversation.
Targeted Demographic Viewer Audiences:
In the United States, our News today in not "News Driven" as it was in the past... But, today our News is "Market Driven" looked at as " Content & as Programming".
Today, Full News stories are edited out and "News Fluff" is inserted or, News stories are removed altogether and arent even reported. News Anchors today (in the USA) are not reporting facts as was done in the past but, An "pre-opinionated spin" presented as fact.
Today the news in the United States is designed for each targeted demographic viewer audience that each Network represents. . ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, & FOX NEWS all have different targeted demographic viewer audiences.
What should be a wake-up call to all of us in the United States: Is when the people outside of our US borders know more about what happening inside our country than it's own citizens do... We should all realize that we have a very big problem in our News and Broadcast Media!
The problem is...
"Market Driven" techniques don't report the news.... Market Driven" techniques create "viewer drama" amongst the targeted demographic viewer audiences... No wonder people are angry and pointing fingers at each other. Today, we are so busy caught up in our perceived drama[s] that we don't see the really big picture...
And the big picture is.... that we are all only fighting for the crumbs left... after the 98% of our countries wealth has been sucked out of every Americans pockets stolen and hoarded by the Ultra Wealthiest 2-3%.
I guess that is the plan.... if we are so busy arguing with ourselves we are not looking up and seeing what is really going on... When you are distracted... It is easy to have your pockets picked!
Maybe it time we all look up ~ And time we... all follow the Money!
Today We Do Again need someone like Martin Luther King Jr. To wake people up and again to vote with their feet and bodies. like in Egypt... To get people standing up again... and out in the streets Marching Against Oppression and Against Corruption.. That our Government need to represent of the all the people of the United States and " not just the Ultra Wealthiest 2-3% at the very top!"
"TO STOP THE CORRUPT CORPORATIONS CONTROLLING OUR GOVERNMENT"
Martin Luther King said:
The hottest place in hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
FOR NEWS TRY WATCHING....
http://www.therealnews.comThe world is much smaller than you think... First, don't believe everything you... more
On the third Wednesday of every month, the nine members of an elite Wall Street society gather in Midtown Manhattan.
The men share a common goal: to protect the interests of big banks in the vast market for derivatives, one of the most profitable — and controversial — fields in finance. They also share a common secret: The details of their meetings, even their identities, have been strictly confidential.
Drawn from giants like JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the bankers form a powerful committee that helps oversee trading in derivatives, instruments which, like insurance, are used to hedge risk.
In theory, this group exists to safeguard the integrity of the multitrillion-dollar market. In practice, it also defends the dominance of the big banks.
The banks in this group, which is affiliated with a new derivatives clearinghouse, have fought to block other banks from entering the market, and they are also trying to thwart efforts to make full information on prices and fees freely available.
more at link....
They rule more than derivatives, but if speak out about it, you're called "crazy" by the media propagandists they control. The Creature from Jeckyll Island rules your life!On the third Wednesday of every month, the nine members of an elite Wall Street... more
Taxes are a lot like salaries. If you paid someone $1 million a day they'd scream bloody murder they should've gotten $1,000,000.01. If you taxed them 1%, they'd whine they shouldn't have to pay more than 000.1%, with those whining the loudest being the people with the lowest taxes and highest pay. It's time for some rational discussion on taxes.Taxes are a lot like salaries. If you paid someone $1 million a day they'd scream... more
Latest News Updates Mr Joel I. Klein, the New York City schools chancellor, is resigning and leaving city government, and will be replaced by Mrs Cathleen P. Black, the chairwoman of Hearst Magazines, Mayor Mr Michael R.Latest News Updates Mr Joel I. Klein, the New York City schools chancellor, is... more
First, it was the terrorist fist bump between the POTUS and FLOTUS. Then came that scandalous bow to the Saudi King. Now, we have the bro hug between Rahm Emanuel and Obama that will bring the Sole Remaining Superpower to its knees.First, it was the terrorist fist bump between the POTUS and FLOTUS. Then came that... more