Bob Wright has taken NBC from a single public network to a media powerhouse. In the last issue of Fortune (5/31/04), they showed a graph showing how ad-based revenues will go from 95% to 50% with the Vivendi Universal merger.
In this issue (6/14/04), there is a Q&A with the GE vice-chairman. Most of the questions are about how hard life is going with [insert VU merger, endings of Friends/Fraiser, cost of Law & Order]. The only two questions that told you anything were:
Q:Is there one non-NBC show you wish you had?
Q:Did you learn anything from the Donald by watching NBC’s hit The Apprentice?
A:[Laughs]It reinforced my view that you should be confident and be bold.