An NBC page is a person usually in his or her early twenties working in various departments of the NBC television network during a one-year period as a training ground for careers in television broadcasting and entertainment. In addition, pages work as tour guides and studio audience ushers at NBC Radio City Studios in New York City or NBC Universal studios in Burbank, California.
NBC began the page program in 1933 at its Rockefeller Center headquarters, later expanding it to their west coast studios in Burbank.〔 The Page Program is the longest running franchise under NBC. In the 1950s, NBC also offered page positions at their owned-and-operated stations, such as WRC in Washington, D.C. where ''Today Show'' personality Willard Scott was an NBC page.
Selection is highly competitive, with only 212 pages selected a year out of over 16,000 applicants.〔(【引用サイトリンク】website=NBCUniversal Careers )〕 Past pages describe the interview process as grueling, as the network seeks the best corporate image to present to the public. In addition to requiring candidates to be college graduates, NBC says it prefers those with "related broadcast experience such as a college campus radio station, demonstrated leadership, strong work ethic, and outgoing personality".〔
Pages regularly get to work on such programs as ''The Tonight Show'' and ''Saturday Night Live''. Pages also rotate through assignments in public relations (PR), marketing, development, and production in a variety of shows and special projects. Most pages go on to careers with NBC or other broadcast media and a number have become celebrities or leaders of the industry in their own right.
==Notable NBC page alumni==
Notable former NBC pages include:〔
*Comedian and songwriter Steve Allen
*Weather forecaster Tex Antoine
*TV Producer and personality Chuck Barris
*Director and producer James W. "Jim" Case
*Producer/writer and NYC television host Clay Cole
*Self-Help Author and former award-winning comedian Alan Roger Currie
*Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner
*''Today Show'' host Dave Garroway
*Former NBC's TODAY Show correspondent Sara Haines
*Actress Kate Jackson
*''Captain Kangaroo'' Bob Keeshan
*Television personality Stu Kerr
*ABC-TV newsman Ted Koppel
*Actor and singer Gordon MacRae
*Whitest Kids U Know comedian Trevor Moore
* ''Today Show'' executive producer Don Nash〔http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/don-nash-named-ep-of-today_b155002〕
*Associate Director of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart Paul Pennolino
*TV personality Regis Philbin
*Actress and comedienne Aubrey Plaza (who appeared as a page in an episode of 30 Rock)
*Game show host Gene Rayburn
*Comedian Joan Rivers
*Actress, Writer, and Comedian Rebecca Merle
*Actress Eva Marie Saint
*''Today'' personality Willard Scott
*Current TV host Michael Shure.
*ABC Good Morning America host Lara Spencer
*TV personality Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
*Actor Bruce Willis
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