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Keith Olbermann, NBC and political football
San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA - In April, NBC announced that Keith Olbermann would cozy up to the fireplace with Bob Costas, Peter King, Tiki Barber and Jerome Bettis — and thankfully NOT Sterling Sharpe — for “Football Night in America.” On a conference call then, I asked if it would be an odd fit given his standing on the political left and the NFL’s embrace of the military and White House.

“If you are thinking that this is going to be some sort of venue for promoting or criticizing a political viewpoint, I don’t see it happening,” he said then.

On Monday, NBC announced that “Countdown with
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Celebrities : Jerome Bettis, Keith Olbermann, Peter King, Tiki Barber, Bob Costas
Categories : Talk Show Hosts, Political Commentators, TV Personalities
Posted 8/21/2007 12:08:54 PM | Permalink
Goldberg, Shaiman, Short and Walters Will Salute Crystal at Kennedy Center - New York, NY, USA - As previously reported, Tony Award winner Billy Crystal will receive the tenth annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Oct. 11 at 8 PM in the Kennedy Center Opera House.

The starry list of entertainers who will salute Crystal include Bob Costas, Jimmy Fallon, Whoopi Goldberg, Rob Reiner, Marc Shaiman, Martin Short, Barbara Walters and Robin Williams. The evening, which will be taped by WETA Washington, D.C., will air on PBS stations nationwide Nov. 12 at 9 PM ET.

The Mark Twain Prize, according to press notes, recognizes "people who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the
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Celebrities : Barbara Walters, Martin Short, Lily Tomlin, Carl Reiner, Steve Martin, Rob Reiner, Stephen A. Schwarzman, Neil Simon, Marc Shaiman, Mark Twain, Bob Costas, Lorne Michaels, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Bob Newhart, Jimmy Fallon
Categories : Celebrity Appearances, Comedian News, Actor News, TV Actors, Talk Show Hosts, Celebrity News
Posted 7/25/2007 12:07:08 AM | Permalink
SAUNDERS: NBC's team has its own starting 11
Rocky Mountain News - Denver, CO, USA - First, a football question with an obvious answer: How many players does a team have on the field at the same time?


Now a trickier one.

How many members of a sports broadcasting team are needed at a news conference to promote NBC's upcoming Sunday night NFL football coverage?

Would you say two? How about four? Or maybe a half-dozen.

The answer: 11.

Talk about team play. Let's call roll of the TV personalities who paraded onto the hotel stage for a 50-minute interview.

In alphabetical order: Tiki Barber, Jerome Bettis, Cris Collinsworth, Bob Costas, Dick Ebersol, Fred Gaudelli, Andrea Kremer, John Madden, Al Michaels, Keith
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Celebrities : Fred Gaudelli, Dick Ebersol, Andrea Kremer, Keith Olbermann, Michael Weisman, Jerome Bettis, John Madden, Bob Costas, Cris Collinsworth, Al Michaels, Tiki Barber
Categories : TV Personalities, Athlete News
Posted 7/23/2007 12:07:14 AM | Permalink
 Bob Costas in the News
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Costas' first love sparked long journey to Hall
Like any good baby boomer, Bob Costas grew up feeling that baseball was all-important. He hoped to air it -- and did with art and verve. In 1989, a tide over which he had no control carried him from his first love to a future he had not envisioned. For ...

Kansas City Star (blog)

Bob Costas and an all-time broadcasting career moving on from football
Kansas City Star (blog)
Bob Costas will stay on the phone nearly an hour, and in a world without other obligations we could've made it nearly a week. In a world without other obligations, maybe you'd have time to read all of it, too. You don't, of course, so Costas will do ...

Sports Illustrated

Remembering Dick Enberg's One-In-A-Million Sports Broadcasting Career, Life
Sports Illustrated
“With all due respect to other great announcers in the '70s and '80s if you were to have a decathlon of play-by-play, he would have won that decathlon of play-by-play because he did so many things exquisitely well,” said Bob Costas, on Friday morning ...

Mcalester News Capital

Sam Mellinger: Bob Costas and an all-time broadcasting career moving on from football
Mcalester News Capital
Gail Burton | AP PhotoSportscaster Bob Costas sits on a stage before an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns, in Baltimore. Costas has won the Ford C. Frick Award presented by the baseball Hall of Fame for ...

Oneonta Daily Star

Cooperstown man celebrates 100 years
Oneonta Daily Star
He is listed on the Internet Movie Database for his interview on the 2010 film, "A Hall for Heroes: The Inaugural Hall of Fame Induction of 1939," which was narrated by Bob Costas. Pictures of him meeting baseball legends like Babe Ruth and Brooks ...

NY Sports Day

The Week That Was: Bob Costas & Mike Weisman Are Hall of Famers
NY Sports Day
Astoria native and longtime NBC Sports signature air personality Bob Costas has won countless Emmy Awards and has long been a favorite of viewers because of his erudite manner that is never condescending. Although he has been part of NBC's coverage of ...

What if Cleveland had never gotten the Browns back? It might have been better off: Brent Larkin
"The reality is that this game destroys people's brains," said NBC's Bob Costas. Added ESPN's Tony Kornheiser: "If they don't find a way to make it safe, and we don't see how they will, the game's not going to be around." For Cleveland and Cuyahoga ...

Awful Announcing

The year in sports media: Role changes and retirements brought a whirlwind of change to announcing
Awful Announcing
The year 2017 brought some upheaval to sports television. Long-time announcers either retired or decided to cut back on familiar roles. Whether it was on the national level or the local level, several big names decided it was time for the golf course ...
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