But many in the company’s newsrooms, including Savannah Guthrie, are “pissed,” insider tells TheWrap
NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell thinks it is “fair” to forge ahead with Donald Trump’s town hall Thursday evening, a highly placed NBCUniversal insider told TheWrap. This, despite mounting public calls for NBC to move the event away from Democratic rival Joe Biden’s own town hall in the same 8 p.m. ET time slot on ABC.
The decision to program Trump’s town hall against Biden’s was made by NBCUniversal News Group Chairman Cesar Conde, the insider said. Shell was aware of the chairman of the NBCUniversal News Group’s call, the individual said, and supported the decision then and still supports it.