NBCUniversal Goes All In for the 2014 Winter Olympics

As we transition from the Super Bowl to the Winter Olympics, we note that NBCUniversal will go all out to ensure you know that’s it’s covering the games. As it did with the 2012 Summer Games in London, NBCU will utilize its various resources to promote the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Sochi is a […]

NBC’s Today to Celebrate 100 Days to the 2014 Olympics

Tomorrow marks 100 days until the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. With NBC airing the Olympics, it will mark the day with a promotional “roadblock” airing on all NBCUniversal networks at 8 p.m. ET/PT. And it will use the Today show to kick off the Olympic push on the networks […]

2012 London Olympics is The Most Watched TV Event in US History

We have a very long press release, 3,877 words, from NBC talking about the 2012 London Olympics. Not only were they successful on the networks of NBCUniversal, but they spread their wings to other parts of the NBCUniversal family that had Olympic-related programming. First things first. The Closing Ceremony turned out to be the most […]

Doing Our Friday Megalinks

Haven’t been able to provide the Friday megalinks in a while. Let’s do an edition today. Normally I include a link to the Weekend Viewing Picks, but I’ll be doing that tonight so you can find it on my site when it’s posted. If you follow me on Twitter or have an RSS feed, you’ll […]

The Olympics Are Here; Let's Do Some Links

Olympics start today with women’s soccer and there’s more soccer action tomorrow on the men’s side. Let’s bring you some linkage before I get distracted by the live streaming. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand reports that Erin Andrews will get some high profile NFL assignments working with the Fox Sports “A” announcing team of Joe Buck, […]

Doing Some Tuesday Linkage

I was expecting to be out of the office today, but with the temperatures over 90 in Southern New England, being inside with air conditioning is probably the way to go today. I hope wherever you are, you’re staying cool and away from the sun. I have some links. Georg Szalai of the Hollywood Reporter […]

Some Quick Monday Sports Media Thoughts

Time for some quick sports media thoughts. As always, they come in bullet form. The free agent frenzy at ESPN is over. Overall, ESPN lost two out of three major free agents, Erin Andrews and Michelle Beadle while keeping Scott Van Pelt. Beadle and Van Pelt were not surprises, but Andrews’ departure can be classified […]

Various Sports Media Thoughts

I haven’t done a thoughts column in quite some time. And to boot, I’m doing this on the iPad. Not that you should care, but this will cause me to pause and think which is dangerous. Anyway, I’ll do this in bullet form. Thanks for your indulgence. The Penn State media coverage has not been […]

It’s Time For Mid-Week Linkage

It’s Wednesday. It’s mid-week and it’s time for some sports media links. Let’s get to them without further delay. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks with NBC’s Bob Costas about the “get” of accused child molester Jerry Sandusky for “Rock Center with Brian Williams”. While NBC and Bob Costas are being praised for the Sandusky interview, […]

Some Quickie Tuesday Links

I had surgery to remove a sebaceous cyst today so the blogging was minimal today. Trying to catch up now. Here are some links. Big buzz today regarding Bob Costas’ interview of Jerry Sandusky on Rock Center with Brian Williams last night. Let’s get some links on that first. Bob went on The Dan Patrick Show […]

Bob Costas’ Interview of Jerry Sandusky on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams

Bob Costas had the first interview with former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, the man charged with 40 counts of child molestation. On NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams, Costas questioned both Sandusky and his attorney on the allegations and their claims that Sandusky is being falsely accused. We have the segment in its […]

Jerry Sandusky’s 1st Interview Is With Bob Costas on Rock Center

Tonight on the NBC News magazine, Rock Center with Brian Williams, former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky climbs out from hiding to do his first TV interview since the story of his alleged child molestations went national. He’ll speak with NBC Sports’ Bob Costas. The program airs tonight at 10 ET/9 CT and 9 […]

Bob Costas Joins “Rock Center with Brian Williams” For Penn State Story

On Monday, Bob Costas will join Brian Williams on his news magazine show “Rock Center” to discuss the Penn State story. Costas will talk about what the Penn State sex scandal will mean for Joe Paterno’s legacy. That will be one of four new segments on the NBC News program. Here’s the press release from […]