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NBC, Union Investigate ‘America’s Got Talent’ Racism Report

LOS ANGELES — NBC and the guild that represents television performers said they are investigating Gabrielle Union's allegation that she was fired as a judge on “America’s Got Talent” because she complained of racism and other on-set issues. “We remain commi...
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Kentucky Derby Evolves From 90 Minutes to 5 Hours for NBC

When Rob Hyland worked his first Kentucky Derby for NBC in 2001, it was a 90-minute show with a handful reporters and only one race — the Derby — was aired. Hyland, the coordinating producer of NBC's horse racing coverage, now is at the helm of 15 hours of ...
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Call Him Judge Jerry: Springer Gets Court Show

NEW YORK — Hopefully there won't be any chairs in this courtroom. Talk show host Jerry Springer is getting a new TV role as "Judge Jerry," where he'll hear testimony and render verdicts before a studio audie...
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Fox, NBC and Facebook Turn Down Trump Ad Deemed Racist

NEW YORK — NBC, Fox News Channel and Facebook all said Monday they will stop airing President Donald Trump's campaign advertisement (shown below) that featured an immigrant convicted of killing two police officers. "After further review we recognize the ins...

Tiger Woods Juices Ratings for PGA Championship

NEW YORK — There's nothing like a late charge from Tiger Woods to juice the ratings of a major golf tournament. CBS reached 8.5 million viewers Sunday for final-round competition at the PGA Championship from St. Louis, a whopping 73 percent increase from th...