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Bob Costas Joins CNN
Turner Info ^ | 6-8-05

Posted on 06/08/2005 12:47:27 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache

New York,NY(AHN)-Bob Costas, one of television’s most accomplished broadcasters and host of HBO’s Costas Now, joins CNN as a substitute host for Larry King Live, it was announced today by CNN/U.S. President Jon Klein.

“We’re thrilled to have one of television’s most outstanding broadcasters joining the CNN roster,” Klein said. “Bob’s quick wit, nimble mind and broad range of interests will engage viewers in the best King tradition.”

“It’s an honor to have the opportunity to sit in for Larry,” Costas said. “I’ve always enjoyed the long-form interview, and Larry’s program is synonymous with that television format.”

Costas joined HBO Sports in February 2001 with the debut of On the Record with Bob Costas, a compelling mix of interviews, commentary and debate. As the show’s host, he has won the Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Studio Host from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for four straight years.

Costas’s other work for HBO Sports includes co-hosting Inside the NFL, cable’s longest-running series, and hosting duties for pay-per-view boxing specials.

A 25-year veteran of NBC Sports, Costas has been a prominent figure in virtually every major sports event for the network, including six Olympics and numerous World Series, Super Bowls and NBA finals.

For six years, he hosted his own highly acclaimed late-night talk show, Later with Bob Costas. Besides garnering 17 Emmy awards, Costas has been honored as “Sportscaster of the Year” by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association a record eight times.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bobcostas; cnn; costas; hbo

1 posted on 06/08/2005 12:47:28 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

Just another guy who can't get enough of the sound of his own voice....


2 posted on 06/08/2005 12:48:43 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Liberals preach comity and practice calumny.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I don't think Bob will be able to fill Larry's diapers.


3 posted on 06/08/2005 12:49:41 PM PDT by skip_intro
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To: My Favorite Headache

So what... Don't like or watch either one of them.


5 posted on 06/08/2005 12:51:13 PM PDT by TruthFactor (A mind is a terrible thing to waste with a PC Education.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Does anyone remember when old Bob Costas got bitch slapped and bull dozed by Rush Limbaugh? I believe it was right before 911.
6 posted on 06/08/2005 12:52:25 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: My Favorite Headache

Costas is an annoying twerp. Good to see him in a place where he can be even more easily avoided.


7 posted on 06/08/2005 12:53:52 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Baynative
HAhahaha - Costas proved himself to be a senseless liberal sniveler during the Olympics with his anti-American snippy comments.

Actually that was Katie Couric, Costas bodyslammed her on the air a number of times.

8 posted on 06/08/2005 1:03:17 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Whop-bobaloobop a WHOP BAM BOOM!!)
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To: Sprite518
Does anyone remember when old Bob Costas got bitch slapped and bull dozed by Rush Limbaugh?

For what?

9 posted on 06/08/2005 1:04:12 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Whop-bobaloobop a WHOP BAM BOOM!!)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
Costas is an annoying twerp.

Yeah, Republicans are annoying twerps. /s

10 posted on 06/08/2005 1:05:26 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Whop-bobaloobop a WHOP BAM BOOM!!)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

I guess we haven't pinned down ole Bob's ideological predelictions.


11 posted on 06/08/2005 1:08:27 PM PDT by threeleftsmakearight
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To: My Favorite Headache

"You're excited? Feel these nipples." - Bob Costas, Baseketball.


12 posted on 06/08/2005 1:08:39 PM PDT by dfwgator (Flush Newsweek!)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
Yeah, Republicans are annoying twerps.

Being a Republican does not exempt someone from possibly also being an anoying twerp.

That said, what on earth makes you think Costas is a Republican.

14 posted on 06/08/2005 1:10:05 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: My Favorite Headache

They oughta be careful, King's the last big ratings winner on CNN.


15 posted on 06/08/2005 1:11:10 PM PDT by grizzly84
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Oh, I dunno. His support of President Bush and his praise for Reagan when Reagan died.


16 posted on 06/08/2005 1:11:10 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Whop-bobaloobop a WHOP BAM BOOM!!)
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To: Baynative

Katie made those remarks, and Costas corrected her and said they were on our side.


17 posted on 06/08/2005 1:11:58 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Whop-bobaloobop a WHOP BAM BOOM!!)
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To: clintonh8r

Ugh, not a nice person at all.


18 posted on 06/08/2005 1:14:28 PM PDT by OldFriend (MAJOR TAMMY DUCKWORTH.....INSPIRATIONAL)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Wasn't it Costas who did an interview show on NBC years ago that came on after David Letterman?


19 posted on 06/08/2005 1:14:29 PM PDT by wolfpat (dum vivimus, vivamus)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
8. On HBO, Bob Costas Delivers a Sycophantic Session with Hillary. Bob Costas was every bit as sycophantic toward Hillary Clinton as was Barbara Walters, Katie Couric or Charlie Rose. In the pre-taped interview which led the July 18 On the Record with Bob Costas on HBO, Costas wished for her to impart her wisdom: “How, from where you sit, have you maintained your dignity and how can you be so controlled under circumstances that would be trying for the best of us?” He claimed she’s the victim of attacks about “private and painful matters,” asked “what are your best and worst qualities as a politician?” and though Bill Clinton attracted less than 50 percent of the vote in 1996, Costas insisted: “Your husband won landslide re-election in 1996.” In between all that, he also reminded her that in high school she was the President of the Fabian Fan Club and asked her to assess Senator Bob Graham’s charge that President Bush should be impeached.

http://www.mediaresearch.org/cyberalerts/2003/cyb20030721.asp

20 posted on 06/08/2005 1:15:09 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: BigSkyFreeper

OK, now that we've pinned down his political leanings, it's obvious that he's an annoying twerp.


21 posted on 06/08/2005 1:15:53 PM PDT by soupcon
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To: threeleftsmakearight

i guess that makes him a fair journalist - the fact that you dont know what side is on makes him perfectly fair.


22 posted on 06/08/2005 1:16:09 PM PDT by senateforcaster
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To: clintonh8r

23 posted on 06/08/2005 1:16:48 PM PDT by Howlin (Up or down on Janice Brown!)
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To: clintonh8r
Just another guy who can't get enough of the sound of his own voice....

He'll be in a stiff competition with Aaron Brown.

24 posted on 06/08/2005 1:17:25 PM PDT by Howlin (Up or down on Janice Brown!)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

25 posted on 06/08/2005 1:19:45 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: My Favorite Headache

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....


26 posted on 06/08/2005 1:20:18 PM PDT by GungaLaGunga
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To: soupcon
Saw him interview Bob Knight, and he was a disaster. He tried to set up Knight about his antics, and Knight didn't even see the bait. When the interview was over, Costas didn't even get up to shake Knight's hand as he was leaving. He's a little guy, so I guess showing that would have been demeaning to him. Costas is a jerk who I'll not watch anymore, irrespective of where he's broadcasting from or for.
27 posted on 06/08/2005 1:20:48 PM PDT by JRjr (hMMM?)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

That tells me nothing. If anything, it suggests Costas is more moderate than anything.


28 posted on 06/08/2005 1:22:05 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Whop-bobaloobop a WHOP BAM BOOM!!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Bob is a jerk and he will fit in well.


29 posted on 06/08/2005 1:22:20 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Washington DC RINO Hunting Guide)
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To: clintonh8r

Ever wonder why you never see Costas and Katie Couric together...?


30 posted on 06/08/2005 1:24:44 PM PDT by martin_fierro (Fingers of Fury™)
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To: grizzly84

What happened to King?


31 posted on 06/08/2005 1:24:51 PM PDT by jonsie
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Wow, that picture is telling.
He's literally glowing in the presence of the great one.


32 posted on 06/08/2005 1:28:01 PM PDT by threeleftsmakearight
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To: BigSkyFreeper

I agree that the picture tells nothing. However, it tells as much as your statements that he supports Bush and praised Reagan.

If you ever listened to Costas for any length of time on his old NBC talk show "Later" you would know what he is... and it ain't a Republican. (Well, maybe a Lincoln Chafee Republican.)


33 posted on 06/08/2005 1:31:02 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
I don't know what his politics are and I don't think anyone in the public does either, but he is very intelligent and I really like his interviews. I think he believes in the old style of journalism and deliberately keeps his personal beliefs personal.

His style of interviewing is very fawning, however he does believes in letting the interviewee get in trouble for themselves. Read his interview with Michael Moore for an example:

Michael Moore: “What happened to the search for Osama bin Laden?...You don’t think they [the U.S. government] know where he is?”

Bob Costas (astonished): “You think they know where Osama bin Laden is and it’s hands off?”

Moore: “Absolutely, absolutely.”

Costas: “Why?”

Moore: “Because he’s funded by their friends in Saudi Arabia! He’s back living with his sponsors, his benefactors. Do you think that Osama bin Laden planned 9-11 from a cave in Afghanistan? I can’t get a cell signal from here to Queens! I mean, come on, let’s get real about this. The guy has been on dialysis for two years. He’s got failing kidneys....I think the United States, I think our government knows where he is and I don’t think we’re going to be capturing him or killing him any time soon.”
35 posted on 06/08/2005 2:30:22 PM PDT by Purple GOPer (If it wasn't fun, people wouldn't call it a sin.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
I believe it was about the McNabb comments. Rush just ran all over Bob Costas
36 posted on 06/08/2005 2:54:47 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: skip_intro
I don't think Bob will be able to fill Larry's diapers.

Hmmmmm ....depends.

37 posted on 06/08/2005 3:00:52 PM PDT by The Citizen Soldier
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Like I said, he's more of a moderate than anything else. His praise for Reagan, and on-air bodyslamming of Couric tells me he's not a token Liberal. Most in the media were giddy when Reagan died.


38 posted on 06/08/2005 3:00:59 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Whop-bobaloobop a WHOP BAM BOOM!!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Sounds like a good hire to me...they could have done a lot worse.


39 posted on 06/08/2005 3:02:30 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: My Favorite Headache

40 posted on 06/08/2005 5:12:35 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (<-- sick of faux-conservatives who want federal government intervention for 'conservative things.')
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To: LibertarianInExile

A lot of images on this thread of things sinking and going down in flames....hmmmmmmmmmmmm lolol


41 posted on 06/08/2005 6:24:17 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache ("Scientology is dangerous stuff,it's like forming a religion based around Johnny Quest and Haji.")
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To: GraniteStateConservative; Dutchy; Exit148; raccoonradio; bikepacker67; mainepatsfan; RaceBannon; ...
We passed Bob Costas and Dick Ebersole on the street outside Fenway after Sunday's game. Costas is surprisingly small and short (in contrast with Ebersole who is very tall). They were in Boston - along with Dick Ebersole's wife Susan St. James - to attend the ground-breaking ceremony the day before (6-4-05) for "Teddy Ebersol's Red Sox Fields" in memory of their young son, Teddy, who died in that November 2004 plane crash in Colorado. Bob Costas served as Master of Ceremonies at the event.

Fields of memories honor young plane crash victim

(see bugmenot.com if you can't get into the Boston Globe site)

42 posted on 06/08/2005 6:45:01 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Like I said, I have listened to the man speak at length on his overnight talk show years ago...I recognize an entertainment industry Liberal when I see one. If he's intelligent enough to praise Bush and Reagan, more power to him...it still doesn't make him a moderate.


43 posted on 06/09/2005 4:15:54 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Bob Costas was one of the most well-prepared, well-informed interviewers around during the years he did "Later".

His all-time favorite interviewee according to him, was Rush Limbaugh. In fact, he enjoyed having Rush on so much, that he asked Rush to stay on to tape additional footage that was then broadcast for a second night. Years later, Costas still said Rush was his all-time favorite interviewee. Limbaugh left quite an impression on him.

He was the protege of Hall of Fame broadcaster Jack Buck, who was a Republican and whom Costas has said was a great influence on his life.

I would be surprised if he is a liberal. He has mostly kept his political opinions and preferences to himself to avoid the taint of having to deal with the criticism. It is refreshing.

"Later" was one of the best shows of its kind, and Costas was one of the best interviewers of this generation. It's not his fault the show jumped the shark with Greg Kinnear.


44 posted on 06/09/2005 5:08:21 AM PDT by unsycophant
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To: unsycophant
I would be surprised if he is a liberal. He has mostly kept his political opinions and preferences to himself to avoid the taint of having to deal with the criticism. It is refreshing.

I would not, as I obviously believe that he is a liberal. (Allbeit a slightly enlightened one.) That said, he does not broadcast his political leanings to the world like so many others, and for that I do give him credit.

45 posted on 06/09/2005 5:17:45 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

"I would not, as I obviously believe that he is a liberal."

I wonder if DU calls him a conservative.

We do know he is an outspoken traditionalist when it comes to baseball. We also know he is a devout Catholic. These things would suggest he has conservative leanings.

Another thing we know about him is he is very generous with his time and money when it comes to charities, particularly those involving children with cancer. The cancer wing of Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital is named in his honor because of his efforts toward having it built.

He can come across as twerpish, but I think he does a good job as a sportscaster and tries to keep out of politics.


46 posted on 06/09/2005 5:41:06 AM PDT by rwa265
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To: clintonh8r

Ain't that the truth? So full of himself......don't like him, never have.


47 posted on 06/09/2005 5:42:48 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: rwa265

Well, I'll say this, Costas is obviously not my cup of tea.

Your information, however, is correct and I do believe in giving credit where credit is due, especially with regard to his contributions to the fight against cancer.


48 posted on 06/09/2005 5:49:00 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG (wELL)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Hasn't Costas worked for NBC for a long time? Why is he switching teams and going to CNN rather than MSNBC? Seems strange to me.


49 posted on 06/09/2005 8:45:10 AM PDT by outfield
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