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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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Michael Jordan's final shot as a Bull was the most memorable call of Bob Costas' career
Chicago Tribune
Jordan's last shot as a Bull, his last basket, his last game and, most notably 20 years later, his and the franchise's last championship, the three-peat repeat. All of those “lasts” are some of the biggest reasons legendary broadcaster Bob Costas ...


Bob Costas ready to host NBC's coverage of the Belmont Stakes
Bob Costas will be on our television screens on Saturday, hosting NBC's coverage of a big sports event: Justify's attempt to win horse racing's Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes. Nothing new there. He has been doing that sort of thing for four decades ...

101 Sports (blog)

Keith Costas Talks Finding Out His Dad Was a Big Deal as a Kid
101 Sports (blog)
Most of us who have enjoyed Bob Costas as part of our life's soundtrack can pretty well agree the man is an American treasure. The heavens light up and children rejoice any time he conducts an interview or shares commentary. It's not a stretch to say ...

Canzano: Dad in Russia? Kids in Oregon? Closing a 6000-mile Father's Day gap in an instant
By the time I met the kid we called "Strong-a-pedia" in a radio studio I was well aware that the world didn't just have a Bob Costas-talent on its hands, but the man who would eventually become the voice of American soccer. Strong did play-by-play in ...

Awful Announcing

Your MLB announcing schedule for 5/22-5/28
Awful Announcing
Cleveland at Chi Cubs (MLB 8 pm) Bob Costas, Jim Kaat & Tom Verducci [Alt: Yankees at Rangers – 7 pm]. Thursday, May 24. LA Angels at Toronto (FB 12:30 pm) TBA Pittsburgh at Cincinnati (MLB 12:30 pm) Local RSN Seattle at Oakland (ESPN+ 3:30 pm) ...

Slate Magazine

Let's Zoom in on LeBron James' Gross Left Eye
Slate Magazine
LeBron James and his gross left eye react against the Golden State Warriors during the third quarter in Game 2 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 3, 2018 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images. At a press conference on Saturday, ...

Tar Heel Blog (blog)

Recapping Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals
Tar Heel Blog (blog)
“If ever there has been an athlete at least in recent history able to will himself beyond even his considerable physical talents, it's been Michael Jordan.” - Bob Costas. Fatigue, injuries, illnesses, and a great team. These were the odds that were ...
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