New York Times’ Maureen Dowd Goes After Zucker in Column About the Latenight Debacle

Jan 13, 2010  •  Post A Comment

New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Maureen Dowd goes after NBC Universal chief Jeff Zucker in her column about the NBC Leno/O’Brien drama.

Dowd writes, "In a town where nobody makes less than they’re worth, and most people pull in an obscene amount more, there has been a single topic of discussion: How does Jeff Zucker keep rising and rising while the fortunes of NBC keep falling and falling?"

Later in the column Dowd says, "Zucker rolled the dice because he wanted to show Jeff Immelt that he could get beyond his Ben Silverman debacle and get prime time to stop bleeding money (a problem he created). But he learned the hard way that it is a lot to undo."

–Chuck Ross


  1. Tartikoff and Weaver must be spinning in their graves over the last five years of the Peacock Network’s poor management.
    Zucker should be thrown into the East River followed by the ill-gotten millions that he’s to get, (no matter what) as a good bye from the Peacock’s coffers. Let him swim after it.
    Hopefully there are some big brooms at 30 Rock to sweep the “executive” floors clean of the short-sighted, non-creative, number crunchers who wouldn’t know a good creative concept if it fell on them.
    Peter Bright

  2. Bright you are !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. You make blogging look like a walk in the park! I’ve been trying to blog daily but I just cant find writing material.. you’re an inspiration to me and i’m sure many others!

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