Friday, July 19, 2013

NBC: Behind the Scenes Tour

The history of NBC is just as fascinating as the competition: CBS, ABC, Mutual, DuMont... and the inter-office memos reprinted below (including one telegram) offer a glimpse of what was happening behind the scenes in 1950 and 1951.

Click on the photos to see them enlarged.


1 comment:

Jack Coupal said...

I had to laugh at the memo criticizing the network's belief that New York City's radio listenership rate reflected that of the entire
nation. That was in the 1950s.
Nothing has changed much, except that the media has grown hugely since then and it considers the Northeast USA now to be the template for the rest of the nation.

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