Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski Join ‘Today’ Show’s Monday Post-Oscar Broadcast

By | Thursday February 27, 2014 @ 2:26pm PST

More screen time for Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski at NBCU. The It Couple of NBC’s Sochi Olympics coverage willnbcs-johnny-weir-and-tara-lipinski-brought-22-pairs-of-shoes-and-10-pounds-of-jewelry-to-sochi__140225210302-575x431 be part of  NBC’s Today  Oscar show from LA on Monday. Kathie Lee Gifford and Al Roker are hosting the … Read More »

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Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski To Judge Oscar Fashion On Red Carpet For ‘Access Hollywood’

By | Tuesday February 25, 2014 @ 1:09pm PST

NBCU‘s not done yet with the It Couple of NBC’s Sochi Olympics coverage — announcing this afternoon that Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski — will join nbcs-johnny-weir-and-tara-lipinski-brought-22-pairs-of-shoes-and-10-pounds-of-jewelry-to-sochi__140225210302-575x431the company’s syndicated show Access Hollywood on the red carpet at the Oscars to report on the fashion. The duo got high marks for their ice-skating commentary for the networks of NBC at the Winter Games, but the two — and especially Weir — were Must See TV for their outfits.

“I am honored and so excited to be a part of the team for Access Hollywood’s Oscar coverage,” Weir said. “There is no time that LA shines brighter than during the Oscars, and I hope to bring my own special brand of sparkle to the broadcast. I am so privileged to work with my great friend, Tara Lipinski and together we hope to entertain America’s pants off.” Read More »

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Update: ‘Today Show’ Holds Lead In Sochi Week 2, But Drops Versus Week 1 and ’10 Games

By | Monday February 24, 2014 @ 12:42pm PST

Updated, 1:05 PM: Matt Lauer’s fish pedicure, Al Roker’s Russian lessons, Bode Miller’s defense of interviewer Christin Cooper  all helped NBC’s show edge out ABC’s Good Morning America last week, though its numbers were down compared to the show’s first week from the Sochi Games and compared … Read More »

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UPDATED: Sochi Olympics Official Day 1 Ratings Steady With Vancouver 2010, Up From Torino 2006

By | Sunday February 9, 2014 @ 12:58pm PST

SochiOlympicsNBC__131021180345__140123184857__140127203358UPDATE, 12:58 PM: The final numbers are in for the official first full-day of Olympics competition from Sochi and 2014 has remained basically even with Vancouver 2010 and pulled ahead of Torino 2006. NBC‘s primetime … Read More »

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Sochi Olympics: Opening Ceremonies Semi-Live Blog

By | Friday February 7, 2014 @ 7:45pm PST

Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony4:30 PM ET: It’s the Opening Ceremonies of the Sochi Olympics. Which, yes, happened hours ago and are only now being shown on tape delay by NBC.

Friday night marks the opening ceremonies of the XXII Olympic Winter Games, … Read More »

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NBC In Talks With Lindsey Vonn For Winter Olympics Coverage

By | Thursday January 23, 2014 @ 11:00am PST

SochiOlympicsNBC__131021180345“I don’t think she is going to be able to travel,” said NBC Olympics executive producer Jim Bell today of skier Lindsey Vonn joining the network’s coverage of the Winter Olympics next month in Sochi, Russia. However, Vonn could show up on NBC in some form or another, Bell said. “We have SKI-ALPINE-WORLD-WOMENbeen in discussions,” he said of Vonn, who had to drop out of the Games due to a knee injury. When pressed whether she would be on-air, Bell stoically replied “maybe.” Bell also noted during a call with reporters today that he wasn’t worried that the absence of the high-profile Vonn — a gold medalist at the 2010 Vancouver Games and now a pop culture staple — would lead to a lack of viewer interest in U.S. participants. “There are plenty of established stars to go round, like Shaun White,” he said. “And there are always the unknowns. No one knew the gymnasts where, but they became stars,” he added of the U.S.’ breakout darlings of the 2012 London Olympics. Read More »

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NBC Signs David Remnick To Handle Russian Politics During Olympics Coverage With Guest Commentary

By | Monday December 9, 2013 @ 7:38am PST

NBC announced how it intends to handle coverage of Russia’s so-called “gay propaganda” law during its coverage of the upcoming Winter nbcsochiOlympics in Sochi: guest commentary. Sorry, Bob Costas. The network announced this morning it has hired New Yorker … Read More »

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Dan Patrick, Rebecca Lowe & Lester Holt Join Bob Costas And Al Michaels As Hosts Of NBC’s Olympics Coverage

By | Monday December 2, 2013 @ 8:00am PST

nbcsochiDan Patrick and Rebecca Lowe will host NBCSN’s live weekday and weekend coverage and Lester will anchor weekday afternoon coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, NBC Olympics said today. They join previously announced Bob Costas, NBC’s primetime and … Read More »

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