How NBCU's Bonnie Hammer Plans to Dominate Cable

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Bonnie Hammer | Photo: Mary Rozzi

In Bonnie Hammer’s well-appointed office there is a large chunk of crystal-flecked granite, hewn into the rough shape of a heart, in a shallow square dish filled with sand on a coffee table in front of a tasteful white couch. Over the couch, there’s a WWE World Champion belt, a gift from Vince McMahon himself. There’s a TV across the room, showing whatever’s playing on USA (“Wrong Is Right,” a 2000 episode of Law & Order: SVU, at the moment), but it’s too far away and at the wrong angle to watch comfortably from the couch.



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