NBC’s top entertainment executive, Robert Greenblatt, was a guest during NBC’s session at the Television Critics Association Summer press tour today. While his focus is on NBC’s drama, comedy and reality programming, he had a few things to say about NBC News too.
In noting that NBC News is “an incredible asset to the company,” Greenblatt conceded that “shows go through transitions and they’re always difficult. I think everyone inside the news division took as much care as they possibly could (during the Today anchor) transition. Things leak and you have to go out and announce something that you weren’t ready to announce. My heart goes out to everyone involved in that transition including Ann. I have no doubt that (Today) will rebound. I think everybody is really bullish on the future of it.”
On “Rock Center”: