“Very, very few people like him”: 7 tidbits on NBC News’ internal turmoil

March 9, 2015 2:34 PM

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One month after NBC News suspended Brian Williams for six months amid mounting scrutiny of the “Nightly News” anchor’s serial embellishments, the network’s woes have hardly been eradicated, as internal disputes and power struggles that predated the exposure of Williams’ Iraq War fabrications continue to plague 30 Rock. New York Magazine media reporter Gabriel Sherman goes behind the scenes of NBC’s turmoil in a lengthy piece for the new issue of the magazine, from which Salon has gleaned seven revealing tidbits.

While much of Sherman’s reportage focuses on the drama surrounding Williams, he also examines the struggles confronting the post-Tim Russert “Meet the Press,” the ratings challenges facing the “Today” show, and the persistent influence of Tom Brokaw, Williams’ “Nightly News” predecessor and NBC’s re...

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