Jeff Bader Expands NBCUniversal Duties to Oversee Research

NBCUniversal has named Jeff Bader its chief research officer, expanding his role to include oversight across the company’s television portfolio and spearheading a new corporate and research strategy group at NBCU. The new corporate group will be run by Lisa Heimann, who reports to Bader and has been upped to executive vice president of corporate research and strategy. The new […]

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‘Lawless’ world of service dogs leaves families vulnerable to fraud

APEX, N.C. — All the counseling, therapy and medication did little to ease 9-year-old Sobie Cummings’ crippling anxiety and feelings of isolation. And so a psychiatrist suggested that a service dog might help the autistic child connect with other kids. To Glenn and Rachel Cummings, Mark Mathis seemed like a dream come true. His kennel, Ry-Con Service Dogs, was just […]

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Dustin Lance Black’s Set Design Connections Helped Pave Way to ‘Milk’ Screenplay

Dustin Lance Black’s autobiography “Mama’s Boy” (Alfred A. Knopf, $26.95) focuses less on his showbiz career and more on his early formative years. As a painfully shy kid, he survived physical abuse, Mormon repression and Texas-style military conservatism, to become the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Milk” (2008). He has used his fame to campaign for human rights and equality, helping to […]

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