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RIP Bob Costas at NBC

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by CD Boogie, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Doesn’t Seacrest produce a lot of TV these days?
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

  3. clintrichardson

    clintrichardson Active Member

    Joe Buck's attempt at doing a talk show for HBO had the most spectacular implosion of them all:

  4. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Yes. On all this.

    This is a lot of value in television in being mediocre but relatively low maintenance. I don’t know if Daly or Seacrest are low maintenance but this could explain why they keep getting gigs in entertainment.

    Same way Bill Pidto survived at ESPN for years and years. He wasn’t good on the air but was the epitome of a team player.
  5. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

  6. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    I've always thought you could do a show like that from a bar. Get a backroom, set up a couch, a couple of microphones, have a couple of chairs or a couch.....get a couple of drinks in them, but don't get them drunk.
  7. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    They're fascinated by someone who can speak out against one of their employers' cash cows and still keep a job. Because it would never happen in their shop.
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  10. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    THIS. It seems crazy-stupid that the networks pay wheelbarrows full of $$$ to major sports leagues and then have to play "happy, happy PR" to keep their jobs. That's normally considered extortion. That's considered "standard operating procedure" in broadcast sports.
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  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    And the story correctly mentioned The Masters, which is Exhibit A for all that. You will call the customers "patrons," you will not employ Gary McCord, you will have a dreadfully cheesy Green Jacket presentation with the club chairman. Sign on the dotted line, for one year at a time.

    Yet at the same time, the Masters on ESPN is a glorious oasis because ESPN isn't allowed to be ESPN.
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  12. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    I'd say check the last hard-hitting, no holds barred story CBS did on the NCAA basketball tournament, but there are none.
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