Don Hewitt brings Radio City Christmas Spectacular to TV
Steinberg tells the story of how Hewitt contacted Charles Dolan, chairman of Radio City Productions' parent company, Cablevision. He then called up NBC Universal president Jeff Zucker when his old network CBS, passed on the idea.
So call in a few connections, and voila, you can now see the show, which has been running since 1922, from the comfort of your own home for the first time ever. The special will be created from dress rehearsal footage and will likely be hosted by someone from NBC news, such as Today's Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira.