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Fox Picks Up Executive Ousted at NBC
NYTimes ^ | 7-10-07

Posted on 07/10/2007 10:04:23 AM PDT by STARWISE

Six weeks after being removed as the head of NBC’s entertainment division, Kevin Reilly resurfaced at the Fox network yesterday, assuming the position of president of the entertainment division.

At the same time, Fox elevated Peter Liguori, who had been the division president, giving him the new title of chairman of entertainment. The moves reunite the two men, who previously worked together at Fox’s entertainment cable channel, FX, and programmed some of that channel’s biggest hits, including “The Shield” and “Nip/Tuck.”

Mr. Liguori said in a telephone interview that as soon as he heard that Mr. Reilly was being ousted at NBC, he spoke to Peter Chernin, the president of Fox’s parent company, the News Corporation, and suggested “that we go and bring Kevin in the organization.”


Mr. Reilly left little doubt that he did not feel the same way about his relationships with NBC’s top management. “One of the appeals is getting to have a completely different experience,” he said, “and having respect coming from the top down.”

After Mr. Liguori described the plan for their partnership as “the same collaboration we had at FX, where my job is to make sure Kevin Reilly has the opportunity to do what he does best,” Mr. Reilly added, “I’m looking forward to reacquainting myself with that feeling.”

While at NBC, Mr. Reilly introduced several successful series including the comedy “My Name Is Earl” and the drama “Heroes.” He was also one of the biggest early backers of the comedy “The Office,” which has gone on to become NBC’s strongest comedy series.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fnc; foxtv; nbc; reilly
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To: N. Theknow

ahhh the ole Mendoza line.........reckon that is a
racist thing in the PC world ??????

Mario was a hell of a fielder but couldn’t hit one outta the living room

21 posted on 07/10/2007 10:55:56 AM PDT by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: Calvin Locke

Those during the program pop ups on FX are major annoying, especially when they have loud sound effects.

Totally distract from what you are trying to watch and I can’t imagine that they generate a lot of viewership for the advertised shows.

22 posted on 07/10/2007 10:56:50 AM PDT by altura
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To: DesScorp; STARWISE

There are a lot of talented, capable people in the television business who have to works in liberal cesspools filled with clueless people, bores, empty heads, etc., just as there are in any business, but in THIS business, they haven’t had many options on where to go for work that exclude the above.

As this nation turns back to its roots (and it is, slowly), watch for the people who have good core values to emerge, no matter which network they were hired by. The people who have had to repress who they are and what they believe, in order to earn a living in their designated field, are going to find, more and more, a whole new freedom to do their craft. There will always be that element that draws to trash, and that door which has been opened is likely to stay open to some degree.

Things like this kind of shift take time but I believe we’re going to see a big movement away from the trash on TV and back toward more wholesome entertainment and even (gasp!) actual reporting of the news instead of the leftist squelching and twisting of it.

23 posted on 07/10/2007 11:00:20 AM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: Grampa Dave
>more problems for NBC!


NBC's Amy Jacobson Caught In Conflict of Interest

NBC 5 Chicago reporter Amy Jacobson is caught in bikini at Craig Stebic's (who's wife has disappeared) pool party.

The disappearance of Plainfield, IL mother Lisa Stebic has been a major news story--and not just in the Chicago area.

Although he has not been named a suspect, it's safe to say their is a cloud of suspicion surrounding her estranged husband, Craig Stebic.

He's not talking to the police, but he's probably speaking to NBC 5 Chicago's Amy Jacobson, who attended a pool party at Stebic's home on Friday.

Neighbors have told CBS 2 Chicago reporters that Amy Jacobson has been visiting the Stebic house "frequently" since the disappearance of Lisa.

CBS 2 has a video here.

NBC 5 Chicago is essentially mum on the story, saying in a statement, "The matter is still under review, and that is the only comment we'll make."

Amy Jacobson, her agent aren't talking.

24 posted on 07/10/2007 1:14:07 PM PDT by theFIRMbss
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Kevin Reilly

Kevin is quoted as saying, "Now that I'm working for FOX, I've decided to change my name to Kevin O'Reilly to improve my ratings."

25 posted on 07/10/2007 1:46:44 PM PDT by NordP (HUNTER: "The real question for Mexico--Why are your people crossing burning deserts to get away?")
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To: NordP
LOL ... I thought of that similarity, too. But then I doubt their paths will be crossing much, except at company functions.

Kevin Reilly, left, while still at NBC, along with Jerry Seinfeld and Jeff Zucker, chief of NBC Universal. One of Mr. Reilly’s big assignments at Fox will be to find shows that will shore up the weak months in the fall.

26 posted on 07/10/2007 2:24:14 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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Kevin — Hey Seinfeld, are you competing for the lamest smile award?
Seinfeld — You should talk, mister generic blue necktie guy.
Kevin — Well, at least my tie ain’t crooked like yours.
Zucker — Did somebody say Mai-Tai? Man, could I use a drink.
Seinfeld — Acually, it looks like we all got our neckties at the same Price Rollback counter at Wal-Mart.
Kevin — Well, NBC don’t pay like it used to.
Seinfeld — Ya think? What’s with that? Did you ever notice....
Zucker — Shut up, Jerry. This closet isn’t big enough for us plus your ego. Comedic genius, my ass.

27 posted on 07/10/2007 2:47:36 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: Suzy Quzy

I can’t believe how many on Fox News station are lawyers. I guess they want to be ready for any tragedy that happens 24/7.

28 posted on 07/10/2007 2:51:23 PM PDT by Citizen Soldier (Made in USA and proud of it.)
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To: theFIRMbss; All
>NBC 5 Chicago reporter Amy Jacobson is caught in bikini at Craig Stebic's (who's wife has disappeared) pool party

WMAQ-Ch. 5 reporter Amy Jacobson negotiated her exit from the station Tuesday after video surfaced on a rival station showing her at a poolside gathering at the home of Craig Stebic, whose wife's disappearance Jacobson had been covering
29 posted on 07/10/2007 4:44:14 PM PDT by theFIRMbss
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Jerry Seinfeld was quoted as saying, "'re working for FOX??? There's GOT to be more to the story."

Reilly answered in typical Seinfeld-esque, "No....there's less."

Sources say he was referring to his new salary.

30 posted on 07/10/2007 5:39:44 PM PDT by NordP (HUNTER: "The real question for Mexico--Why are your people crossing burning deserts to get away?")
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