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NOV
30
3 YEARS

Jeff Zucker's biggest regret

From THR's interview with the outgoing NBC executive:

THR: What's your biggest regret?

Zucker: My biggest regret would be that we weren't able to turn around NBC Entertainment quickly, although I'm very encouraged about the seeds of the turnaround that have been planted. We have a long way to go. There is nothing certain about any of this. But we launched a number of new shows this week. None of our shows was dead on arrival. We have had a pretty good week. And I think the seeds of a turnaround are very much in place.

THR: Any regrets about the decision to bring in Ben Silverman as NBC Entertainment president in 2007?

Zucker: I think it turns out Ben was probably better suited to being a producer than an executive.

THR: How's your relationship with Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien now?

Zucker: I regret how publicly that played out. But that was just an example of not being afraid to take a chance. That one didn't work out. In 24 1/2 years, I made thousands and thousands of decisions here, and in the aggregate most of them worked.

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