Is Ben Silverman influencing NBC News by some insidious mind control? Peacock Productions, which sounds like a soft-porn video company, is a new nonfiction provider for NBC, MSNBC, etc. NBC News president, Steve Capus says:
There have been times in the past where the news category was viewed too narrowly. This is expanding the definition of what a news division has to offer.
He must be referring to To Catch a Predator.
Veterano David Corvo, the EP of Dateline and EVP for Peacock, has his minions busy cranking out the programs.
Busted!–a pilot for a reality series set at an all-female detective agency, (ABC let this slip away.),
Wild Bill Stanton–pilot for a series about a former policeman-turned-security expert.
The Long Winter of Hank Aaron–updated version of the ’73 doc. from Tom Brokaw for ESPN,
1968–Tom Brokaw doc. based on his new book, Boom!, (sensing a pattern?)
Aftershocks of the Sixties and Beyond–The History Channel,
9/11: The Search for the Truth–The History Channel,
Eco-Biz–on-going series for Sundance Channel.
Peacock Productions is working on the travel program Ultimate Getaway for MSNBC.com and two weekly online shows on gadgets and inventions for SciFi.com. In addition, the unit is also working on a daily newscast for Channel One, figuring if you can hook them young enough, they’ll stay with you forever. Ha!