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" Narrative storytelling is wired into our humanity. "
" One of the things I truly enjoy about my job is the dynamic nature of having a foot in each world - the world of the talent, who create our product - and the world of our business in which we market, distribute, and monetize that product. "
" Rather than make 20 things and throw them at the wall and hope you get 6 that maybe feel like keepers, why not focus? "
" When you get these franchises with some built in profiles and anticipation... I think the anticipation and the buildup can can exceed the delivery. "
" I love talent because they are passionate. They can be emotional and irrational and unpredictable... and that's okay, because all we want is something exciting on the page and on the screen. "
" Unfortunately, there is no 'X Factor U.S.A.' without Simon Cowell. "
" I'm trying to be a broadcaster and have a big cultural impact. "
" Success is often built on the shoulders of failure - from which new configurations emerge. "
" If what you're doing today isn't vital, you're certainly not going to have a seat at the table in determining what's going to happen tomorrow. "
" I still love a great pilot as much as I did the day I started at NBC. "
" Some of the greatest shows in history - 'Seinfeld,' 'Everybody Loves Raymond' and 'House' - had puny starts but the benefit of schedule protection, increasingly scarce in today's DVR world. Cable nets can tolerate small ratings, building hits in progress like 'Breaking Bad,' or marathon their way to a 'Duck Dynasty.' "
" I love TV. Always have. Since my mother told me to stop sitting so close and watching so much. "
" I remember coming up in the business and seeing how the grind turned some executives into grizzled cynics. And I vowed to never become that guy. I have always believed it's incumbent upon network brass to bring a wide-eyed optimism to the chairs they rent. Talent deserves that. And frankly, the jobs are just no fun otherwise. "
" Before there was cable, Fox was cable. "
" Trying to make programs that are all things to everyone is not going to work. "
" While I felt like we potentially had something really huge in 'Gotham,' you're always nervous that it won't live up. "
" Whether Amazon is good at making and sustaining an entertainment business remains to be seen. But they certainly are 100% focused every day on optimizing the consumer experience and reducing friction. "
" As the media landscape continues to evolve, 'Conan' will continue to lead the evolution of what a talk show will be in the digital age. "
" We're in the culture business. You are constantly monitoring cultural shifts, current events, shifts in mores, things that reflect society, and, at times, we try to drive it. "
" NBC, for me, is like the crazy ex-wife that I can't get away from. "
" The biggest move that put Fox on the map, from an entertainment perspective, was when 'The Simpsons' moved to Thursday night, and that was paired with 'Martin' and 'Living Single.' "
" I've spent a lot of time encouraging, corralling, protecting, and sparring with creative people. "