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  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • KISS, Jordin Sparks to perform at Kings-Ducks Dodger Stadium game

    KISS, Jordin Sparks to perform at Kings-Ducks Dodger Stadium game
    Sadly, there won't be an appearance by the Beach Boys at the upcoming Kings-Ducks game at Dodger Stadium. Now that would have been a master stroke in keeping with the SoCal theme. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter thought Neil Young would have been an...
  • 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...
  • Olympics 2014: What's wrong with Bob Costas' eye?

     
    If you tuned into the first 2014 Winter Olympics primetime broadcast on NBC Thursday (Feb. 6), you may have noticed that host Bob Costas was looking a little wonky in one eye....
  • Finally, a wistful Jay Leno does go gently out of that late night

    Finally, a wistful Jay Leno does go gently out of that late night
    Thursday night, for the second time, Jay Leno resigned his commission on "The Tonight Show," which he had captained from 1992, with time off for Conan O'Brien. A victim of time, of corporate self-interest and the phenomenon that is his successor,...
  • Sochi Olympics TV moment: Costas, Remnick, Posner on what Putin wants

    Sochi Olympics TV moment: Costas, Remnick, Posner on what Putin wants
    [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...
  • 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....
  • Olympics 2014: Bob Costas a sharp contrast to Bill O'Reilly in presidential interviews

     
    President Barack Obama has had two interviews recently on what are arguably the two biggest stages in the United States, the Super Bowl and now the 2014 Winter Olympics....