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  • Bob Costas: Why 'Redskins' is racist

    Bob Costas: Why 'Redskins' is racist
    In response to my remarks on NBC about the Washington Redskins team name controversy, Jonah Goldberg writes of his love and respect for words. So why, then, play so fast and loose with them?  Goldberg twice refers to my comments as a "tirade." I defy...
  • 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...
  • Matt Lauer to replace Bob Costas on Olympics for a second night

    Matt Lauer to replace Bob Costas on Olympics for a second night
    Bob Costas still isn't out of the woods yet with his eye infection troubles. The NBC sportscaster called into "Today" on Wednesday to let anchor Matt Lauer know that he'd be filling in once again during the network's prime-time Olympics coverage. "You'...
  • Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' debut an understated affair

     Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' debut an understated affair
    NEW YORK — Making his debut as host of "Late Night" on Monday, Seth Meyers struck a decidedly low-key note in a broadcast that emphasized finely tuned punch lines over star power and razzle-dazzle. Meyers opened the NBC show by paying tribute to...
  • Laurence Fishburne laughs about being mistaken for Samuel L. Jackson

    Laurence Fishburne laughs about being mistaken for Samuel L. Jackson
    Samuel L. Jackson and Laurence Fishburne might consider wearing name tags so that people can tell them apart. KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin is still riding a wave of national ridicule and embarrassment the day after he mistook Jackson for...
  • Redskins: No harm, no foul, Mr. Costas

    "Think for a moment about the term 'Redskins,'" NBC Sports commentator Bob Costas exhorted viewers during his halftime tirade of Sunday's Cowboys-Redskins game. "Ask yourself what the equivalent would be, if directed [at] African Americans. Hispanics....