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 +The '''National Broadcasting Company''' ('''NBC''') is an American [[television network]] headquartered in the [[GE Building]] in [[New York City|New York City's]] [[Rockefeller Center]]. It is sometimes referred to as the '''Peacock Network''' due to its stylized [[peacock]] logo, created exclusively for color broadcasts.
-'''''The Man from U.N.C.L.E.''''' is an [[American television series]] that was broadcast on [[NBC]] from September 22, 1964, to January 15, 1968.+Formed in 1926 by the [[RCA|Radio Corporation of America]] (RCA), NBC was the first major broadcast network in the United States. In 1986, control of NBC passed to [[General Electric]] (GE), with GE's $6.4 billion purchase of RCA. After the acquisition, the chief executive of NBC was [[Bob Wright]], until he retired, giving his job to [[Jeff Zucker]]. The network is currently part of the media company [[NBC Universal]], a unit of [[General Electric]] (80%) and [[Vivendi]] (20%).
-==Theme music==+
-The theme music, written by [[Jerry Goldsmith]], changed slightly each season. Goldsmith only provided three original scores and was replaced by [[Morton Stevens]], who composed four scores for the series. After Stevens, [[Walter Scharf]] did six scores, and [[Lalo Schifrin]] (who later wrote the ''[[Mission: Impossible]]'' theme) did two. [[Gerald Fried]] was composer from season two through the beginning of season four. The final composers were [[Robert Drasnin]], [[Nelson Riddle]] and [[Richard Shores]]. The music reflected the show's changing seasons – Goldsmith, Stevens and Scharf composed dramatic scores in the first season using brass, unique time signatures and martial rhythms, Gerald Fried and Robert Drasnin opted for a lighter approach in the second, employing harpsichords and bongos and by the third season, the music, like the show, had become more camp, exemplified by an R&B organ and saxophone version of the theme. The fourth season's attempt at seriousness was duly echoed by Richard Shores' somber scores.+
 +NBC is available in an estimated 112 million households, or 98.6% of the country. NBC has 10 owned-and-operated stations and nearly 200 affiliates in the United States and its territories.
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The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Rockefeller Center. It is sometimes referred to as the Peacock Network due to its stylized peacock logo, created exclusively for color broadcasts.

Formed in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), NBC was the first major broadcast network in the United States. In 1986, control of NBC passed to General Electric (GE), with GE's $6.4 billion purchase of RCA. After the acquisition, the chief executive of NBC was Bob Wright, until he retired, giving his job to Jeff Zucker. The network is currently part of the media company NBC Universal, a unit of General Electric (80%) and Vivendi (20%).

NBC is available in an estimated 112 million households, or 98.6% of the country. NBC has 10 owned-and-operated stations and nearly 200 affiliates in the United States and its territories.



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