| 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
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
Playbill.com - 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
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
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