Comcast did not initiate a broad Sherman's March through the management of NBC Universal last week when it announced its new executive lineup in anticipation of the government's approval of its
takeover. The move was more surgical than scorched-earth. The result confirms the accepted wisdom about the deal: that the cable division was the crown jewel. The changes could also increase the
uncertainty at the struggling NBC network.
The top cable executives, Bonnie Hammer and Lauren Zalaznick, saw their portfolios expanded, as did Dick Ebersol, NBC's top sports executive. hose
exiting include some of the biggest names at the company, headed by the chief executive, Jeff Zucker, whose departure was already announced, and Jeff Gaspin, the latest programmer assigned to repair
the chronic sinkhole of the company, the entertainment division of the NBC network.
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