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  • Winter Olympics: NBC Defends Reporter's Questioning in Bode Miller Interview

    Amid mounting criticism, NBC Olympics exec producer Jim Bell defended the conduct of NBC reporter Christin Cooper during her interview Sunday with bronze-medal skiing winner Bode Miller. Cooper's exchange with Miller has turned controversial as she...
  • 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...
  • NBC Sochi Olympics ratings dip; Bob Costas to return

    NBC Sochi Olympics ratings dip; Bob Costas to return
    NBC's prime-time Sochi Olympics ratings have failed to achieve the same high levels as four years ago when the games were held in a compatible time zone in Vancouver, Canada. The nine- to 12-hour time difference between Sochi, Russia, and the U.S....
  • Bob Costas To Return To Olympics Primetime After Six-Day Absence

    NBCUniversal said Bob Costas, the sportscaster who has led the network's primetime Olympics coverage since 1998, would return to the chair for Monday night's telecast on the Peacock "Our national nightmare is over," joked Jim Bell, executive producer...
  • No Apologies From This Dog Lover (And Dog Buyer)

    No Apologies From This Dog Lover (And Dog Buyer)
    His name is Rocket. His father's name is Deuce. His mother is Chloe. And although we are convinced that Rocket doesn't believe he is better than any other dog or cat, we have papers going back five generations to prove he's a purebred Labrador retriever....
  • Winter Olympics hot there, not so hot here

    Winter Olympics hot there, not so hot here
    Maybe I should have gone to Sochi for the Winter Olympics. I could have gotten a great tan. Seriously, is nobody there just a little worried that it has been colder here on some days? Doesn't anyone still own a geiger counter for radioactivity? It...
  • 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...
  • Olympics: Sickly Bob Costas still wins ratings race

    Olympics: Sickly Bob Costas still wins ratings race
    UPDATED: It will be a different Olympics without Bob Costas Tuesday night. Suffering pinkeye, he will vacate his hosting duties to Matt Lauer of "Today." But Costas and NBC easily won Monday night by averaging 22.4 million viewers in prime time,...
  • Olympics 2014: Meredith Vieira to fill in for Bob Costas as first solo woman host ever

     
    While Bob Costas continues to recover from that nasty eye infection he's got, Meredith Vieira will fill in for him during primetime Winter Olympics coverage on Friday night (Feb. 14), making history in the process....
  • Why save Tinker Field -- an aging baseball stadium without a baseball team?

     Why save Tinker Field -- an aging baseball stadium without a baseball team?
    Running off at the typewriter. … Raise your hand if you've ever visited empty, dilapidated Tinker Field because of its historical significance? Anyone? Still waiting … Anyone? I didn't think so. Then why is there this political...
  • Sochi Olympics: Meredith Vieira steps in for ailing Bob Costas

    With Bob Costas still recovering from an eye infection, former "Today" cohost Meredith Vieira will anchor NBC's prime-time and late-night coverage Friday of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.   "It's an honor to fill in for him," Vieira said Friday...
  • Joel McHale will host the White House Correspondents' Dinner

    Joel McHale will host the White House Correspondents' Dinner
    It's still unknown if "Community" will reach its long-stated goal of six seasons and a movie, but Joel McHale will at least get an opportunity to plead his case to President Obama. The "Community" star and "The Soup" host has been announced as the host of...