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NBC (The National Broadcasting Company) is a diverse international media company, based in the United States. NBC was co-founded on November 15, 1926 by the General Electric, RCA, and Westinghouse companies.
While originally a radio broadcaster, NBC was granted the first commercial television license in the U.S. and started to broadcast television programming in the 1940s. By 1963, NBC was the first company to broadcast most of their programs in color, with Bonanza in 1959, being the first all-color program.
Throughout its history the NBC network has been identifiable by prominent audio and visual trademarks. First used in radio, the NBC three-note sound 'jingle' (consisting of the notes: G E C) has the distinguishment of the first audio trademark accepted by the U.S. Patent Office. NBC is also associated with the visual of a peacock. Having its origins in NBC's 1959 color broadcasting tests, the 'peacock' logo has become a widely recognized symbol of the company.
In addition to its television network, NBC's media assets include CNBC, MSNBC, Bravo and the Spanish-language network Telemundo. NBC and its components are on the verge of being bought by cable conglomerate Comcast, pending approval.
- Program Listing: A listing of shows aired on NBC.
Current Shows (2012–2013 Season)
(including the Summer of 2012)
- Non-primetime news
- Daytime dramas
- Daytime talk / game / reality shows
- Late night shows
- Last Call with Carson Daly
- Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
- Poker After Dark
- Saturday Night Live (Season 37)
- The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
- Saturday morning children's shows (qubo on NBC)
Current Primetime Schedule
|Tuesday||The Voice||Ready for Love|
|Wednesday||Whitney||Various repeats||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Chicago Fire|
|Thursday||Community||Parks and Recreation||The Office||Go On||Hannibal|
|Friday||Fashion Star||Grimm||Rock Center with Brian Williams|
|Saturday||Encore Programming||Smash||Encore programming|
|Sunday||Encore Programming||The Apprentice|
Current Non-Primetime Schedule
|Saturday||Today||Noodle and Doodle||Pajanimals (repeats)||Poppy Cat||Justin Time (repeats)||LazyTown (repeats)||The Wiggles|
|Sunday||Meet the Press|
Afternoon and Evening
|Weekday||Days of our Lives||NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams|
|Weekend||Various Sports||NBC Nightly News|
|Weekday||The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||Late Night with Jimmy Fallon||Last Call with Carson Daly||Poker After Dark|
|Saturday||Saturday Night Live||Poker After Dark|
NBC Owned-and-operated stations
NBC owns and operates the following television stations:
|1||New York City, NY||WNBC||28||4||NBC|
|2||Los Angeles, CA||KNBC||36||4||NBC|
|5||Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX||KXAS-TV||41||5||NBC|
|6||San Francisco/San Jose/Oakland, CA||KNTV||12||11||NBC|
|28||San Diego, CA||KNSD||40||39||NBC|
|29||New Britain/Hartford, CT||WVIT||35||30||NBC|