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Ebersol Hails Comcast-NBC Merger In E-mail To Employees
Published January 28, 2011
BULLISH ON FUTURE: The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER's Marisa Guthrie reported Comcast COO and incoming NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke Thursday "told employees gathered for a Town Hall at NBC's New York headquarters at 30 Rock -- as well as via satellite from Los Angeles, London, Miami and Comcast headquarters in Philadelphia -- that they should all be 'in it to win it.'" Burke: "With this set of assets, there's no reason why we can't set the bar very high. Whatever we do, we should be in it to win it." Burke also "sung the praises of NBC Universal executives" including Ebersol, adding that it was "advantageous to have 'experts' heading so many divisions." Guthrie noted the meeting christened the "newly merged company after a 13-month federal review process." NBC News anchor Brian Williams "was on hand in New York to interview" Burke and Comcast Chair & CEO Brian Roberts (HOLLYWOODREPORTER.com, 1/27).