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Last night was the debut episode for “Costas Tonight,” an interview show hosted by one of the best interviewers in the business, Bob Costas. And if the first episode is any indication, this show holds a lot of promise for NBC Sports.Ratings in the first two months for the newly branded NBC Sports Network have been disappointing. Of course, until NBC Sports builds up their collection of live sporting events, that is not completely unexpected.
As for original programming, the most anticipated show is “Costas Tonight.” And last night, we sat down to see what the show was all about.
Then again, if you want to make a splash, start with somebody that is a good bet to say something controversial
At the start of the second segment we get a neat little montage with a voice-over monologue from Costas
Mayweather is still here for the second segment. And Costas wasn't afraid to push him, whether it was his father or Pacquiao
They touched on all the big topics including Jeremy Lin, the new CBA, and vetoing the Chris Paul trade
The interviews were long enough that we never had a feeling that there would be something online that we missed
The final segment is Costas discussing Jeremy Lin which probably would have been stronger as an intro before the interviews
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