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  1. NBC

    The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network and radio network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Rockefeller Center with additional major offices near Los Angeles and in Chicago. NBC is sometimes referred to as the "Peacock Network", due to its stylized peacock logo, created originally for its color broadcasts. Formed in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America, NBC is the oldest major broadcast network in the United States. In 1986, control of NBC passed to General Electric, with GE's $6.4 billion purchase of RCA. GE had previously owned RCA and NBC until 1930, when it had been forced to sell the company as a result of antitrust charges. After the 1986 acquisition, the chief executive of NBC was Bob Wright, until he retired, giving his job to Jeff Zucker. The network is currently part of the media company NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast, formerly in a joint venture with General Electric from 2011-2013. As a result of the merger, Zucker left NBC and was replaced by Comcast executive Steve Burke. NBC has 10 owned-and-operated stations and nearly 200 affiliates in the United States and other places. Archival footage from a majority of the NBC owned-and-operated stations is available for perusal and purchase through the NBCUniversal Archives. NBC broadcasts the film industry's second most important award ceremony, The Golden Globe Awards.

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  1. BCN

  2. BNC

  3. CBN

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of NBC in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of NBC in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bob Thompson:

    As NBC's weekend anchor, Lester Holt is kind of like Williams' vice president, so he'd be the default choice.

  2. Michael Isikoff:

    NBC has the full tape of the original Lisa Myers interview, nBC ought to check its archive and run the full interview.

  3. Daniel Dromm:

    The issue has never been about having a gay group in the parade, it has always been about having an Irish gay group in the parade. For the parade organizers to try to pull this trickery by allowing an organization called OUT@NBC to march in the parade is not a solution.

  4. Larry Craig:

    Or the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Speaking on NBC's Meet The Press, Craig told Tim Russert: "The American people already know that Bill Clinton is a bad boy - a naughty boy. I’m going to speak out for the citizens of my state, who in the majority think that Bill Clinton is probably even a nasty, bad, naughty boy.”

  5. Lewis Lapham:

    Whether lawyer, politician or executive, the American who knows what's good for his career seeks an institutional rather than an individual identity. He becomes the man from NBC or IBM. The institutional imprint furnishes him with pension, meaning, proofs of existence. A man without a company name is a man without a country.

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