The courtship of NBC by the Hearld-Traveler

A. Joseph Ross
Sun Jun 21 01:39:38 EDT 2009

On 20 Jun 2009 at 12:13, Maureen Carney wrote:

> NBC was angry at Westinghouse/Group W because 1) when they got KDKA
> from DuMont they signed them as a primary CBS affiliate; 2) WPTZ (as
> KYW was known before the swap) and WBZ were notorious for preempting
> programming (WPTZ refused to air "Today" and aired a local show with
> Ernie Kovacs instead; WBZ refusing to clear "Tonight" well into the
> Carson era being prime examples) and 3) Group W started syndicating
> competing programming in the early 60s (Steve Allen and Merv Griffin
> had shows from them that competed with "Tonight" in many markets).

So did this have anything to do with the network swap between 
channels 4 and 7 back in the 1990?  As I recall, that was BEFORE 
Westinghouse's purchase of CBS.

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