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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
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Bob Costas Wins Baseball Hall's Frick Award, A Fitting Honor For A Stellar Broadcaster And Mentor
Bob Costas is synonymous with sportscasting. Over his 40-year career, he has broadcast football, basketball, tennis, the Olympics and countless other contests. However, his love of baseball is undeniable, and on Saturday, he was inducted into the ...

The Boston Globe

Bob Costas has always connected with baseball
The Boston Globe
I'll always think of Bob Costas as a baseball guy first. Maybe that's a generational thing. Growing up in the '80s, when cable television's rise as a live sports outlet was still nascent and the Internet was decades from not only going mainstream but ...

Media Views: ‌Hall of Fame inductee Bob Costas yearns to broadcast minor-league baseball
Bob Costas has achieved countless milestones in his unparalleled broadcasting career, and is about to receive what he considers his highest honor. But he has an unfulfilled mission. He wants an assignment that most of those who gain the award that he ...

Los Angeles Times

Move over Scully, Enberg. You have Costas company
Los Angeles Times
There's an impishly impressionable slice of Bob Costas' “Wonder Years” period in the early 1960s that comes with Vin Scully's narration attached to it. For reasons still not clear — his father, John, either took a new electrical engineering job or was ...


Atlanta Braves Hank Aaron Heritage Week Remarks from Eric Holder, Bob Costas, and Hammerin' Henry
The 2018 honorees included former US Attorney General Eric Holder, Sports Reporter Emeritus at NBC Bob Costas and the Man himself Hammering Hank Aaron along with the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico Carmen Yulin Cruz. We discussed topics ...

McCovey Chronicles

Watch Bob Costas narrate “Champions by the Bay”
McCovey Chronicles
No matter what category you're in, here's the World Series video put out by Major League Baseball for the 1989 World Series between the Giants and the A's called Champions by the Bay, narrated by Bob Costas. Of course, it's impossible for this to be ...

Bob Costas: Baseball "Connected Me To My Dad"
KMOX (blog)
COSTAS: Baseball "Connected Me To My Dad" On the eve of receiving the Ford C. Frick Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame, KMOX alum Bob Costas talks to Tom Ackerman in Cooperstown about his father, being a dad... and his lo

Hear the full Bob Costas Hall of Fame Speech
KMOX (blog)
Hear the full Bob Costas Hall of Fame Speech. KMOXAM: On-Demand. Monday, July 30th. Costas, who began his announcing career in the 1970s at KMOX 1120AM in St. Louis, was honored Saturday with the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasters in a ...

KMOX Sports Presents: A Tribute to Bob Costas
KMOX (blog)
KMOX Sports Director Tom Ackerman hosts this hour long tribute to the former KMOX employee and Hall of Fame inductee broadcaster, Bob Costas. Featuring Mike Shannon, Mike Claiborne, Keith Costas, and more! KMOX will air the HOF induction tomorrow ...
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