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  • NBC Bets Big On Matt Lauer To Help Win Morning-Show Wars

    Matt Lauer was hosting "Today" when the venerable morning program lost its first-place status to ABC's "Good Morning America." Now the Peacock hopes his continued presence on the show will help it recapture its former glory. In a move that resolves...
  • NBC Tops Sports Emmys, Extends 'Sunday Night Football' Streak

    NBC led the field Tuesday with six wins at the 35th annual Sports Emmy Awards, presented at Frederick P. Rose Hall in Gotham. The Peacock's "Sunday Night Football" (pictured) extended its streak in the live sports series category to a sixth consecutive...
  • NBC Embraces Online Coverage for Olympics -- Finally

    As NBCUniversal prepares for its 18-day onslaught of Winter Olympics coverage starting Thursday, it'll be rolling out a revised Olympics game plan that brings it up to speed with the fast-changing media world. Some aspects of the Sochi Games will be...
  • Commentary: ESPN gives the cold shoulder to the Olympics

    Commentary: ESPN gives the cold shoulder to the Olympics
    ESPN bills itself as the Worldwide Leader in Sports. Based on that, women's basketball is bigger worldwide than the Winter Olympics. Nothing against the Connecticut Huskies, but do they really warrant more airtime than Bode Miller, the U.S. women's...
  • Snowboarder Shaun White withdraws from Olympics slopestyle event

    Snowboarder Shaun White withdraws from Olympics slopestyle event
    SOCHI, Russia -- The Olympics, in an continual effort to reinvent itself and stay relevant, is willing to try just about anything to connect with a younger audience. Its latest try already has gotten the attention it hoped for but not in a good way. A...
  • Obama's new TV vices? 'True Detective,' 'Game of Thrones,' report says

    Obama's new TV vices? 'True Detective,' 'Game of Thrones,' report says
    While you're sitting on the couch watching TV this weekend and feeling like you should be doing something more with your life, take comfort in the fact that the leader of the free world might be doing the exact same thing! President Obama is scheduled...
  • Thrill of victory — and agony of defeat— in NBC's Olympics coverage

    Thrill of victory — and agony of defeat— in NBC's Olympics coverage
    U.S. athletes have earned mixed marks at the Sochi Games; for every triumph in a sport such as slopestyle or luge, there's been a disappointment in skiing or speed skating. The same might be said of NBC, whose decision to broadcast the most hours ever...
  • Critic's Notebook: Sochi Games don't live down to the negative hype

    Critic's Notebook: Sochi Games don't live down to the negative hype
    Despite the grim and often overtly political pre-Games coverage of what became known as Putin's Olympics, the only crises to have occurred in Sochi thus far are Shaun White's failure to medal in the half-pipe and Bob Costas' wicked eye infection. The...
  • 'Colbert Report's' 'Buddy Cole' helps Olympic athletes seem 'not gay'

    'Colbert Report's' 'Buddy Cole' helps Olympic athletes seem 'not gay'
    Russia's anti-gay laws have been a source of concern for many Americans heading into the Olympic Games, but Stephen Colbert appears to have the solution. On Tuesday's "Colbert Report," he sent "self-avowed man's man" Buddy Cole to meet with the U.S. men's...
  • Sochi Olympics TV moment: Pikus-Pace and the too-personal problem

    Sochi Olympics TV moment: Pikus-Pace and the too-personal problem
    Let's say you suffered an intensely personal tragedy. And let's say you also happened to have an incredible professional triumph at an Olympics, coming back from retirement and beating the odds at well past athletes’ average age, in a sport that...
  • NBC Olympics host Bob Costas faces 'slow' recovery from eye infection

    NBC Olympics host Bob Costas faces 'slow' recovery from eye infection
    Eye-yi-yi: Viewers may not see much of Bob Costas for a while as the NBC Olympics host continues to battle an eye infection that has temporarily taken him off the air.  "It's a slow process," Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBC Sports Group, said in a...
  • Sochi Olympics TV moment: If it's speed skating, it must be wackiness

    Sochi Olympics TV moment: If it's speed skating, it must be wackiness
    No athlete likes chaos, but if you're a certain kind of TV viewer, a competition in disarray is the best kind of competition of all. In other words, you probably enjoy watching speed skating. Short track’s alternate name might as well be Chaos...