NBC Sports Network is launching Costas Tonight, a new sports interview show with Bob Costas as host. Costas has a long history with NBC and previously interviewed public figures on the peacock network’s Later with Bob Costas and Costas Coast-to-Coast.
The 60-minute series launches this Thursday at 8pm.
Here’s the press release:
‘Costas Tonight’ One-hour Interview Show Premieres Thursday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports Network
Bob Costas Interviews NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, NBA Commissioner David Stern and WBC Welterweight Boxing Champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
60-Minute Interview Show from Studio 8G at 30 Rock is First of New Series
New York – February 27, 2012 – Bob Costas, a 22-time Emmy Award-winning journalist and one of America’s preeminent interviewers, premieres his 60-minute interview show Costas Tonight this Thursday, March 1, 8-9 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports Network.
In his first edition of Costas Tonight, which originates from Studio 8G at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Costas will discuss the key topics in the NHL with Commissioner Gary Bettman, and the state of the NBA, including the Jeremy Lin phenomenon, with Commissioner David Stern.
In addition, Costas will interview the five-division world champion, current WBC Welterweight Champion and undefeated 42-0 professional boxer, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., about his preparations for his May 5 bout against world class fighter Miguel Cotto.
Re-Air Dates (All times ET):
Thursday, March 1 – 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Friday, March 2 – 2 a.m., 9 a.m., 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Saturday, March 3 – 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 4 – 10 p.m.
Costas Tonight builds on Costas’ long and storied career as an interviewer from Later with Bob Costas and Costas Coast-to-Coast to his acclaimed HBO programs, On the Record and CostasNOW. This week’s edition of Costas Tonight will be taped tomorrow in Studio 8G, the home of Football Night in America.
On Thursday of Super Bowl week, the live town hall Costas Tonight: Live From the Super Bowl debuted. The two-hour live program in front of a studio audience from the Indiana Repertory Theater featured some of the NFL’s biggest newsmakers and stars, including a one-on-one interview with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
The Costas Tonight: Live From… series continues on Wednesday, April 4, with a discussion of the state of college athletics before a live studio audience at 30 Rock. The next Costas Tonight interview program will be Thursday, May 31.
What do you think? Are you planning on watching Bob Costas’ new show?