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NBC Universal laying off 500 employees

4 December 2008 6:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

New York -- Further cuts at NBC News and elsewhere around NBC Universal were carried out Thursday, including layoffs in the Dallas and Burbank bureaus. There are as many as 500 layoffs being carried out.

Among the correspondents who have been let go include Don Teague and Mark Mullen, according to multiple sources. There may be others in the Los Angeles and Burbank bureau.

At CNBC, which is headquartered across the river in suburban New Jersey, there will also be a number of cuts including the hiatus of its primetime show "The Big Idea With Donnie Deutsch."

CNBC sources said that with the economic climate the way it is, a show like "The Big Idea" about success isn't the right topic to be discussing. Deutsch will remain with the network to do monthly specials and longform programming like "The Entrepreneur" and "Collaboration" as well as appear periodically on NBC's "Today."

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- By Paul J. Gough

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NBC connects with CES on Web, airwaves

7 January 2008 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NEW YORK -- A live broadcast of NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Wednesday Will headline dozens of hours of NBC Universal coverage of this week's event.

Williams will anchor the Nightly News from NBC Uni's booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. EST. After the broadcast, the anchor will unveil a redesigned Nightly News Web site at

In October, NBC Uni signed on as the first-ever official broadcast partner for CES' annual trade show, which is expected to be more content-heavy this year. CES runs through Thursday.

In addition to the Nightly News broadcast, Al Roker and tech reporter Paul Hochman will film live segments from CES for Today beginning this Monday morning, and CNBC's Bill Griffeth and Maria Bartiromo will anchor Power Lunch and Closing Bell, respectively, from the NBC Uni booth Monday and Tuesday. CNBC's The Big Idea and NBC's Access Hollywood also will be filmed on the CES floor during the week. »

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