or


[10/26/11 - 08:46 AM]
Tom Bettag Named Producer, "Rock Center with Brian Williams"
The newsmagazine launches this Monday, October 31 at 10:00/9:00c on NBC.

[via press release from NBC]

TOM BETTAG NAMED PRODUCER, "ROCK CENTER WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS"

New NBC News Newsmagazine Premieres Monday, October 31 at 10pm

October 26, 2011 - New York, NY - NBC News today announced that Tom Bettag has joined "Rock Center with Brian Williams" as a segment producer. During his distinguished career, Bettag has served as Executive Producer at CBS News, ABC News, and CNN, but at NBC News, Bettag will return to his journalistic roots, producing top-notch pieces for "Rock Center with Brian Williams." The announcement was made today by Steve Capus, President of NBC News.

"Tom Bettag has one of the best reputations in television news," said Rome Hartman, executive producer. "The fact that he has decided to join the 'Rock Center' producing corps is another indication of the incredible talent we're attracting, both on camera and behind the scenes."

"You can't work in network television news without knowing the work -- or the legacy of Tom Bettag," said Brian Williams. "He was present at the creation of many of the production techniques we use today, and some of the titanic stories of the last few decades. He has worked with giants, always with modesty. We are flattered that he wants to be a part of us."

Most recently, Bettag was the senior executive producer of CNN's "State of the Union with Candy Crowley" and "Reliable Sources." In Bettag's more than four decades in journalism, he has also served as executive producer of "CBS Evening News" with Dan Rather, of ABC's "Nightline" with Ted Koppel, and of "Koppel on Discovery" on the Discovery Channel.

Throughout his career, Bettag has earned six duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton Awards, three Overseas Press Club Awards and 30 Emmy Awards. In 2004, Bettag was honored with Quinnipiac University's Fred Friendly Award, which recognizes those who have shown courage and forthrightness in preserving the rights of the First Amendment.

Bettag earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and a graduate degree from Columbia University's School of Journalism. He lives with his wife in Washington D.C. and they have two sons and two grandchildren.

Broadcast live from the historic Studio 3B in Rockefeller Center, the weekly, hour-long newsmagazine will be built around the week's most provocative events, compelling coverage, and newsmaker interviews. In this new venue, Williams and NBC's trusted global news division will take viewers deeper into the world's most talked-about stories -- and raise the curtain on stories begging to be told.

In addition to the weekly primetime broadcast, there will be constantly evolving digital editions of "Rock Center with Brian Williams" available online at RockCenterNBC.com and via the show's iPad app.





  [october 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· ROCK CENTER WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS (NBC)





[04/29/16 - 12:32 PM]
Season Eight Winner Sawyer Fredericks and Hot Band DNCE to Appear on "The Voice" Tuesday, May 3
Fredericks not only won season eight but also set a record for the first artist to have 14 songs in the iTunes Top 200 singles chart in one week.

[04/29/16 - 11:16 AM]
Velocity Keeps Foot on the Gas in April with High Single and Double-Digit Ratings Increases
Velocity spins the numbers for the month of April to date.

[04/29/16 - 10:44 AM]
New Premiere Time Alert - "NASCAR: The Rise of American Speed" Three Night Special Events Premieres May 8, 15 and 22 tt 9PM ET/PT
The three-part event will now air at 9:00/8:00c instead of 10:00/9:00c as previously announced.

[04/29/16 - 09:51 AM]
NBC Olympics and Snapchat Partner to Present Unique Perspectives of the 2016 Rio Olympics & U.S. Olympic Team Trials
NBC Olympics will co-produce the NBC Rio Olympic Discover channel with Buzzfeed, a regular contributor to both the Snapchat Discover platform and NBC's content projects.

[04/29/16 - 09:11 AM]
"The Odd Couple" Grows to Season High Adults 18-49 Rating
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, April 28.

[04/29/16 - 09:01 AM]
AMC Releases New Photos and Promo from "Preacher" - Highly Anticipated Series Launches May 22
Check out the latest images of Sheriff Root (W. Earl Brown), DeBlanc (Anatol Yusef) and Fiore (Derek Wilson).

[04/29/16 - 08:45 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Charts with "The Big Bang Theory"
The Eye's mainstay leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/29/16 - 08:37 AM]
"Scandal" Gains Adults 18-49 and Draws a 6-Week High in Total Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 28.

[04/29/16 - 08:25 AM]
"The Blacklist" Tops "Scandal" in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 28.

[04/29/16 - 06:39 AM]
Netflix Orders "Marvel's The Punisher" to Series
Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as Frank Castle, introduced to fans earlier this year in the second season of the Netflix original series "Marvel's Daredevil."

[04/28/16 - 03:55 PM]
"Undercover Boss" Returns with Five New Episodes, Sunday, May 15 on CBS
Look for the show's 100th installment on Sunday, May 22.

[04/28/16 - 01:01 PM]
National Geographic Channel Goes Straight to Series with Its First Multiseason Scripted Anthology Series, "Genius"
The premiere season will focus on scientist Albert Einstein and will be based on Walter Isaacson's critically acclaimed book "Einstein: His Life and Universe," adapted by writer Noah Pink.

[04/28/16 - 12:35 PM]
All-New Episodes of "Motive" Move to Sundays on USA
The Canadian import previously aired on Friday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/28/16 - 12:31 PM]
Freeform Premiere of the Documentary "Twinsters" Airs May 7 at 8:30 P.M. EDT
"Twinsters" is a two-hour documentary about two young women who were both adopted from South Korea and raised on different continents.

[04/28/16 - 12:20 PM]
Investigation Discovery's Hit Series "True Crime with Aphrodite Jones" Returns for an All-New-Season
Season six will air on Monday nights beginning May 2 at 9:00/8:00c.