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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Costas to Sub for King

Bob Costas will become the regular substitute for Larry King, CNN has announced.

The veteran sportscaster, currently host of HBO's Costas Now, will sit in for the oft-married old codger about 20 times a year.

King, 71, is still CNN's most popular personality, even thought his May average of 970,000 viewers represented his worst month in four years. He regularly gets his wrinkled ass kicked by Fox News Channel's Hannity & Colmes.

2 other geekspeak:

  • Does it strike anyone else as odd that Costas is going to work for CNN and not MSNBC?

    Why is he still attached to NBC? He only shows up on the network three times a year for the Triple Crown races and every other year for the Olympics.

    By Blogger Roon, at 4:02 PM  

  • Costas' deal with NBC is a broadcast-only deal (which currently happens to cover NBC's coverage of the Olympics, Triple Crown, Ryder Cup and U.S. Open). For example, next year, if Bob decided he wants to do football, he'll do football- on NBC.

    His deal with Time Warner is a cable-only deal, covering his HBO and CNN gigs.

    By Blogger GeekInChief, at 4:16 PM  

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