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  • NBC to air Michael Phelps special in prime time tonight

    NBC to air Michael Phelps special in prime time tonight
    NBC will air a one-hour look at the career of Michael Phelps at 7 tonight, the network announced late Saturday night. "Michael Phelps: America's Golden Champion" will feature what the NBC Sports is calling an "exclusive" interview by Bob Costas done with...
  • Ravens TV: NBC's seasoned pros know enough to let the game be the star

    Ravens TV: NBC's seasoned pros know enough to let the game be the star
    Nobody does pre-game like NBC’s “Football Night in America.” The telecast came out smoking Sunday with Bob Costas, Chris Collinsworth and Al Michaels sounding amped even for the pre-game to the matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers...
  • Turn to Team NBC for most complete Preakness TV coverage

    Turn to Team NBC for most complete Preakness TV coverage
    Last year, 8.8 million viewers saw NBC’s coverage of the Preakness. That’s the kind of big-tent mass audience that makes the race one of Baltimore’s showcase events. And that doesn’t count the hundreds of thousands who will watch...
  • Super Bowl TV: Good game, nasty ads, pathetic half-time show

    Super Bowl TV: Good game, nasty ads, pathetic half-time show
    I was supposed to review NBC's telecast of the Super Bowl itself. You know, what kind of job did Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Bob Costas do? And I will deliver a short, fast version of that. But you cannot review the Super Bowl without talking...
  • A few out-of-line ideas about baseball realignment

    A few out-of-line ideas about baseball realignment
    Major League Baseball is considering realigning its leagues and divisions. Proposals have ranged from adding two teams to the 14 currently in the American League, thus equaling the number in the National League, to moving the Houston Astros to the...
  • If no Hall pass, create new award

    The idea is always at the surface, has been since the story of an NFL star dying in an Afghanistan firefight captured America's attention, and struck especially hard on this past holiday weekend, 10 years after the Sept. 11 attacks. You remember Pat...
  • NBC sportscaster Bob Costas scores with Jerry Sandusky exclusive

    NBC sportscaster Bob Costas scores with Jerry Sandusky exclusive
    For all the big journalists associated with Brian Williams' "Rock Center," it was sportscaster Bob Costas who put this self-important, over-promoted newsmagazine on the map Monday with his exclusive interview of former Penn State football coach Jerry...
  • Better late than never? Not at Penn State.

    Better late than never? Not at Penn State.
    So they did the right thing. Belatedly. You might say that is better than failing to do the right thing period, but it comes as meager comfort to those who have watched the Penn State scandal unfold and wondered how a moral imperative as obvious as a...
  • We'll be talking Chelsea Clinton Gayle King, Bob Costas on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday

    We'll be talking Chelsea Clinton Gayle King, Bob Costas on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday
    What does it say about NBC News and its priorities that it hired Chelsea Clinton as a correspondent for Brian Williams' overblown "Rock Center" newsmagazine? And why are some people still talking about the interview Bob Costas did last Monday with accused...
  • Z on TV talking Chelsea Clinton, Christiane Amanpour and more on CNN

    Z on TV talking Chelsea Clinton, Christiane Amanpour and more on CNN
    I'm coming back to work after a much-needed week away, and I am starting with a busy day Sunday that opens in Washington at CNN's "Reliable Sources." Host Howard Kurtz has a very strong lineup this week. Here's his description from the CNN website:...
  • NBC's Cris Collinsworth superb in explaining wretched Ravens defeat in San Diego

    NBC's Cris Collinsworth superb in explaining wretched Ravens defeat in San Diego
    When it comes to TV analysts, there is NBC’s Cris Collinsworth. And then, there is everybody else. And he was at his best Sunday night in the Baltimore Ravens’ prime-time matchup with the San Diego Chargers, explaining the games within the...
  • Bert Sugar, baseball and Cal Ripken Jr.

    Bert Sugar, baseball and Cal Ripken Jr.
    The Orioles don’t play until tonight, but I figured I’d give you something baseball-related to read today. Bert Sugar, best known as a boxing historian, died Sunday from cardiac arrest. He was 75. Sugar is remembered for wearing his fedora,...