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Legendary broadcaster and sports interviewer Bob Costas is returning to HBO for a new interview show.
Called Back On The Record with Bob Costas, the show will see Costas interview some of the biggest names in sports and pop culture. There will be four episodes a year with each focusing on a topical issue in the world of sports. It will air on HBO and also be available on HBO Max. The name of the show is a reference to his original show on the network On The Record with Bob Costas, which ran from 2001 to 2004. Costas then hosted Costas Now until 2009.
“HBO is synonymous with the highest quality of television programming,” said Costas. “And their sports programming has always been both innovative and thoughtful. For those reasons and more, I am very pleased to again be part of HBO.”
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HBO executive vice president of programming Nina Rosenstein is happy to have him back on the network’s airwaves. “Bob has long been one of the most talented and versatile broadcasters in the world of sports and entertainment, and we are thrilled for his return to HBO,” said Rosenstein.
Here’s a full description of the Back On The Record with Bob Costas from HBO:
Each episode of the series will feature extended conversations with the biggest names in sports, from present-day superstars to legends of the past to commissioners and other newsmakers from the sports landscape; roundtable discussions with compelling figures from the sports world and beyond; and signature commentaries from Costas himself that capture his distinctive voice and point of view.
Costas’ decorated career has seen him win the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association’s Sportscaster of the Year award eight times. He’s served as the Olympic Games host on NBC 11 times and is the only broadcaster to win an Emmy in news, sports and entertainment. Costas will continue his work with the MLB Network, which he joined in 2009.
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