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  • Bob Costas will be sidelined by eye infection for a second night

    Bob Costas will be sidelined by eye infection for a second night
    Bob Costas has been tearing up a lot lately. The NBC sports broadcaster said so in a "Today" show phone interview Wednesday, blaming sensitivity to light due to a viral infection in both eyes. We suspect, however, it might have something to do with...
  • Olympics 2014: Matt Lauer takes over for Bob Costas, how'd he do?

     
    Matt Lauer kicked off his first Olympics broadcast with, "I saw him in the hotel this morning. He looked a little like the loser in a prize fight, so if anyone deserves a night off, it's Bob. Bob, if you're watching, get better, relax, we'll see you...
  • Jillian Barberie joins KABC TalkRadio after TV mishaps and flops

    Jillian Barberie joins KABC TalkRadio after TV mishaps and flops
    Jillian Barberie, whose stints at KTTV Fox 11 and KTLA Channel 5 were clouded by clashes with colleagues, brash behavior and low ratings, has finally gotten a new gig — on radio. Barberie will host a new afternoon show on TalkRadio 790 KABC AM...
  • Winter Olympics 2014 Opening Ceremonies: Maria Sharapova, Matt Lauer and Bob Costas head to Sochi

     
    Imagine palm trees, sea breezes and a temperate climate, and you've got a handle on, not your next Caribbean vacation, but the scene of the XXII Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia....
  • Social in Sochi: The Internet has fun with the Sochi Olympics

    Social in Sochi: The Internet has fun with the Sochi Olympics
    The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi are quickly becoming known for the offbeat moments and social media attention as much as the competitions themselves. From the poor condition of Sochi hotel rooms to U.S. figure skater Ashley Wagner's negative...
  • Matt Lauer replaces Bob Costas for Olympics coverage

    Matt Lauer replaces Bob Costas for Olympics coverage
    Bob Costas' eye infection that has been causing American Olympics viewers much discomfort while watching NBC's coverage of the Games has finally sent the sportscaster back to the bench. Costas will be sitting out NBC's primetime and late-night...
  • Original Episodes of Monday Series Take a Ratings Hit Opposite Winter Olympics

    All six of the firstrun episodes of series airing Monday on the broadcast networks lost some of their young-adult audience from the previous week, as NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics stole some viewers and dominated another night. At the Peacock,...
  • Bob Costas to Take Night Off from Olympics Due to Eye Infection

    NBC's Bob Costas will be replaced by Matt Lauer on the network's primetime coverage of the Winter Olympics on Tuesday due to a worsening eye infection that has troubled the veteran anchor throughout the Sochi games. Costas made the announcement on the...
  • Bob Costas' eye infection: Matt Lauer will fill in Tuesday night

    Bob Costas' eye infection: Matt Lauer will fill in Tuesday night
    Bob Costas had told Olympics viewers that the "minor infection" in his left eye should be cleared up by the weekend. Anyone watching NBC's coverage of the Sochi Games on Monday night knows that didn't happen. In fact, the ailment seems to have gotten...
  • Talking TV: Is this the weirdest Olympics ever?

    Talking TV: Is this the weirdest Olympics ever?
    Gracie Gold and Bode Miller. Katie Uhlaender’s helmet, Johnny Quinn’s bathroom door and Hannah Kearney’s tweet. Daft Punk, snowflake malfunction and David Remnick. Why all the pre-Games negativity and, seriously, should the United States...
  • Sochi Olympics TV moment: NBC's Hannah Kearney challenge

    Sochi Olympics TV moment: NBC's Hannah Kearney challenge
    Note: This is part of an ongoing series documenting the Sochi Olympics from a TV perspective. Every morning of the Games, we’ll look at a key moment from the previous day that NBC captured, elevated, honored, bungled or otherwise reported in a...
  • Opening Ceremony: Commentators already threaten to ruin Olympics

    Opening Ceremony: Commentators already threaten to ruin Olympics
    NBC didn’t air the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs choir covering“Get Lucky” or T.a.T.u’s defiantly gay-friendly performance. But Friday night’s telecast of the opening ceremony for the 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi...