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With Comcast-NBCU Closed, Staffers Brace for Change

The $30 billion deal giving Comcast a majority stake in NBC Universal was expected to officially close late Jan. 28, ending a long period of limbo and uncertainty as regulators went over the transaction.

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View photos from the 2011 NATPE Market & Conference held Jan. 23-26 at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, Fla.

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Meredith TV Revenue Up 30%
Political ads fueled gaines for quarter ended Dec. 31; CEO Lacy bullish on new Atlanta JSA with Turner. More.

Sinclair, Bright House Ink Retrans Pact
Agreement reached in principle; Sinclair stations in Tampa, Mobile-Pensacola, Tallahassee and Birmingham stay on air. More.

They Said It!

"Certainly we're not asking for a 'government bailout' like the auto industry, [but] taxpayer support for public broadcasting delivers a 'bang for the buck' that few programs can match."

Read the rest of the guest blog from Norm Silverstein of WXXI Rochester, N.Y.