Management: GE Provides a Peacock?

GE Provides a Peacock?

When he announced last January that he planned to depart at 60, NBC Chairman Grant Tinker asked that his successor be chosen from among the ranks of the network's current management. Last week it appeared that Tinker's wish would not be granted. Word began leaking that General Electric Chairman John Welch, whose desires became paramount at NBC after his electronics giant bought RCA, NBC's parent company, for $6.28 billion last December, had settled on his own man for the job. This week Welch is expected to name Robert Wright, 43, the president of GE Financial Services, to become NBC's new chairman...

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