March 3, 1993 |
Under pressure from NBC President Robert Wright and other network executives, NBC News President Michael Gartner resigned Tuesday, three weeks after the network made an embarrassing apology for staging a fiery crash for a report about General Motors pickup trucks. Gartner said that he acted to defuse some of the criticism of the network. "I thought, 'Aw, the hell with it. I'll get out and maybe the outcry will stop,' " he said in an interview.
October 27, 1992 |
Mike Gartner caught and passed Maurice Richard for ninth place on the all-time goal-scoring list by scoring twice as the New York Rangers routed Philadelphia, 8-4, Monday night at Madison Square Garden. "I better enjoy this while I can. I may not get two goals for the rest of the season," Gartner said. With his two scores, the 544th and 545th of his career, Gartner surpassed the legendary "Rocket."
May 12, 1990 |
In a shake-up at NBC News on Friday, Don Browne was named to the No. 2 slot in the division and Steve Friedman, a former "Today" show producer, was hired to be executive producer of "NBC Nightly News With Tom Brokaw." According to NBC sources, the two appointments by NBC News President Michael Gartner were intended in part to demonstrate that he is aggressively dealing with problems in the division as the network prepares for its annual affiliates meeting in Washington in June.
October 4, 1988 |
Michael Gartner and his wife began a two-week vacation in Scotland and Wales Monday. This indicates a certain self-confidence. He became president of NBC News only two months ago. But the vacation was planned last January, long before NBC approached him about the job, he said in an interview before he left, and he felt it was important to take it. "You have to balance all aspects of your life, including your home life," he said.
January 6, 1991 |
Above the skaters twirling and slipping on the Rockefeller Center ice rink, the motto on the face of NBC's New York headquarters building looks somewhat suspect: "Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times." It's common knowledge at NBC News that launching a prime-time news program is a very risky proposition. After all, despite internal analysis of such successes as CBS' "60 Minutes," the NBC News unit has slipped up 16 times with attempts at prime-time programs.
July 16, 1986
Gannett Co., which completed its acquisition of the Louisville (Ken.) Courier-Journal and Times on Monday, named George N. Gill president and publisher of the two newspapers. He had been president and chief executive of the papers before their sale by the Bingham family. Michael G. Gartner, a Gannett executive and former editor of the Des Moines Register, will become editor of the Louisville papers. In their new jobs, Gill and Gartner succeed Barry Bingham Jr.