Dick Ebersol

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Dick Ebersol
  • Birth Name: Duncan Dickie Ebersol
  • Birth Place: Torrington, CT
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/28/1947, Leo
  • Profession: Producer; writer; TV executive
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Kurt Warner Gives People Second Chances at Dream Jobs on USA's First Reality Show The Moment

Getting a second chance doesn't just resonate with the participants on USA's first reality series The Moment, but also with the show's host, Kurt Warner, and the show's executive producer, Charlie Ebersol.

"The premise fits so succinctly with what my story is and how my career played out," Warner tells TVGuide.com. "To be able to step in as a host and offer people a second opportunity to chase their dream knowing what a second opportunity meant to me, to my career, to my family, it lines up exactly with what I wanted to do moving forward."

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VIDEO: The Colbert Report 1/20/2010

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NBC Retains Rights to Olympics

NBC has retained the rights to the Olympics through 2020 in a new deal that covers four more games.

Comcast, NBC's new parent company, agreed Tuesday to acquire the rights to the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, and the next two Olympics, whose host cities have not yet been chosen. The deal is worth $4.38 billion.

NBC Universial CEO Steve Burke said he was "extremely pleased" to continue to carry the games.

"Broadcasting sports events is an important part of our business and the Olympics are obviously a significant part of the portfolio," Burke said. "We have a talented and experienced ...
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Dick Ebersol Leaving as Head of NBC Sports

Dick Ebersol is leaving NBC, The New York Times reports.

Ebersol, who has run NBC Sports since 1989, resigned after he and the network couldn't agree on a new contract, the Times said, adding that his departure provoked speculation that he didn't get along with his new bosses at Comcast.

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Live to Dance Ratings Are High-Steppin'

Paula Abdul's Live to Dance high-stepped to No. 1 in the ratings. The two-hour premiere (starting at 8/7c on CBS) attracted more than 10 million viewers.

VIDEO: Contestant falls on head during taping of Paula Abdul's Live to Dance

During prime time's first hour Tuesday, Abdul's new show bested the kick-off of The Biggest Loser: Couples, which posted an all-time series low for a spring premiere with ... read more

Robert Greenblatt Named Chairman of NBC Universal TV Entertainment As Part of Comcast Merger

Former Showtime President Robert Greenblatt has been named chairman of NBC Universal TV Entertainment as part of a major companywide restructuring, Deadline reports. 

Greenblatt will be responsible for all prime-time and late-night programming and NBC Universal Media Studios, among other duties. Greenblatt comes to NBC after seven years as Showtime chief. During his tenure, Greenblatt helped... read more

Former International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch Dies at 89

Juan Antonio Samaranch, the former president of the International Olympic Committee, died Wednesday from cardiac arrest. He was 89.

Samaranch spent his final moments at home watching tennis before being taken to the hospital in Barcelona, his son, Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr., told The Associated Press.

"He watched [Rafael] Nadal's match — he loved tennis — and after the game he wasn't feeling great, so we decided to come [to the hospital] around six or seven at night," he said. "Then he collapsed. They stabilized him but he never came out. And that was the last time he was conscious."

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NBC Exec Calls Conan "Chicken-Hearted" and an "Astounding Failure"

Top NBC executive Dick Ebersol blamed the network's late-night troubles on Conan O'Brien and called The Tonight Show host an "astounding failure," according to The New York Times.

Ebersol, the chairman of NBC Sports and one of the key executives involved in creating Saturday Night Live, accused O'Brien of... read more

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