Bob Costas


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  • Birth Name: Robert Quinlan Costas
  • Birth Place: Queens, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/22/1952, Aries
  • Profession: TV sportscaster; talk-show host
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Bob Costas Hopeful About Olympics Return Despite Eye Infection

NBC's Bob Costas is hopeful that he'll be back on the air before the end of the Sochi Olympics after suffering from an eye infection that sidelined him earlier this week.

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Olympics: Matt Lauer Will Fill In for Bob Costas

NBC's Bob Costas, who's been battling an eye infection as he covers the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, is taking the night off on Tuesday and will be replaced by Matt Lauer, Costas announced on the Today show Tuesday morning.

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NBC Won't Live-Stream Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony

NBC will live-stream all events of the upcoming Sochi Olympics except the opening ceremony, Variety reports.

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The Paper
Bob Costas, Part 2

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Head Games (2012)

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Year Title Description
2014 Olympics 2014 Primetime TV Show Series, Host
2012 Costas Tonight TV Show Series, Host
2012 Head Games Movie, Actor
2011 NFL Opening Kickoff 2011 TV Show Series, Host
2011 The American Giving Awards TV Show Series, Host

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The Biz: Will Today Win Olympics Gold?

Matt Lauer and Al Roker created a classic Today moment during the 2006 Winter Olympics when they loaded themselves into a two-person luge. Will they don the spandex uniforms again, this time in Sochi, Russia, for NBC's coverage of the games?

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Top Videos: Impromptu "Bohemian Rhapsody" Singalong, Brian Williams Raps, NBA Stars Read Mean Tweets

This week, a stadium crowd in London engaged in an impromptu singalong to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" while waiting for Green Day to take the stage, and NBC News anchor Brian Williams rapped Warren G's "Regulate" (sort of). NBA stars read mean tweets about themselves on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and PBS Digital Studios put together a compilation of late children's author Maurice Sendak talking about childhood. Oh, and the Tony Awards happened too. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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Fox Pulls Family Guy After Clip Hoax Portraying Boston Marathon Bombing

Fox has pulled a March episode of Family Guy after a mash-up of clips made the series look like it was portraying a bombing at the Boston Marathon.

In the clip, which has nearly 140,000 views on YouTube, a scene from the March 17 episode, "Turban Cowboy," depicts Peter Griffin accidentally blowing up a bridge while using a terrorist's cell phone. However, the clip places that scene directly after an unrelated one, in which Bob Costas asks Peter Griffin how he won the Boston Marathon. 

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Bob Costas Calls for Increased Gun Control After Jovan Belcher Murder-Suicide

It was anything but a typical halftime report on Sunday Night Football this week, one day after a Kansas City Chiefs linebacker killed his girlfriend and then shot himself in the head in front of two coaches and the team's general manager.

During his Sunday Night Football halftime report, NBC commentator Bob Costas used the opportunity to advocate for increased gun control — and to seemingly criticize the team's decision to play over the weekend.

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Top Moments: Today's 9/11 Fiasco and an Awkward X Factor Reunion

Our top moments of the week:

13. Cheapest Move:
After Rachel and Nick win Bachelor Pad, they have to decide separately if they want to share the $250,000 prize or each keep it for themselves. Rachel chooses to share, but Nick launches into a long diatribe about his unexpected victory. "Nobody sitting up there in the cast, nobody in this audience right now, and nobody sitting at home watching right now would have put their money on me to win this," he says. By the end, it's clear what his choice is: He keeps the money for himself, leaving Rachel with nothing. As Rachel tears up... read more


Charlie Rose with Sstrobe Talbott; Bob Costas (March 16, 1995)
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