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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 22, 2014.
By United Press International
NBC denies Bob Costas got pink eye from botched Botox

NBC denies Bob Costas got pink eye from botched Botox

NEW YORK, March 7 (UPI) -- NBC: Botox was not the reason Bob Costas came down with pink eye during the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Evan Bleier
Bob Costas gets one last 'red-eye' ribbing from Matt Lauer

Bob Costas gets one last 'red-eye' ribbing from Matt Lauer

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Matt Lauer couldn't resist taking one last jab at pink-eye afflicted Bob Costas before the end of the Olympics.
Aileen Graef
NBC's Bob Costas returning to Winter Olympics anchor desk

NBC's Bob Costas returning to Winter Olympics anchor desk

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Broadcaster Bob Costas is returning to host NBC's Winter Olympics coverage after missing six days with an eye infection, the network announced Sunday.
Bob Costas returning to NBC Olympics coverage

Bob Costas returning to NBC Olympics coverage

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- After suffering through an eye infection that left his eyes swollen and red, Bob Costas returns to NBC's Olympics coverage.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Meredith Vieira will be first woman to cover Olympics for NBC

Meredith Vieira will be first woman to cover Olympics for NBC

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Meredith Vieira will make history as the first woman to cover the Olympics for NBC as she fills in for Bob Costas.
Aileen Graef
Matt Lauer filling in again Thursday for ailing Costas

Matt Lauer filling in again Thursday for ailing Costas

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Matt Lauer will host NBC Olympic coverage again Thursday night, as Bob Costas continues to battle pinkeye.
Brooks Hays
Bob Costas' pinkeye -- eye infection -- is highly contagious

Bob Costas' pinkeye -- eye infection -- is highly contagious

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Bob Costas, sidelined Tuesday from the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, due to pinkeye, said the eye infection crusted his eyes shut.
Bob Costas takes day off from Olympic coverage after eye infection spreads

Bob Costas takes day off from Olympic coverage after eye infection spreads

SOCHI , Russia, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- NBC sportscaster Bob Costas is going to take some time off to take care of his pink eye.
Veronica Linares
Bob Costas' eye swollen due to pink eye

Bob Costas' eye swollen due to pink eye

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Bob Costas tells NBC viewers he's wearing glasses because he has pink eye.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com

Costas invokes cartoon to explain new 'look'

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Very real sports broadcaster Bob Costas says an eye infection has caused him to wear very cartoonish glasses.
Bob Costas says he'd be against his son playing football

Bob Costas says he'd be against his son playing football

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Bob Costas of NBC's "Sunday Night Football" said during an interview in New York if he had a young son he would suggest another sport instead of football.
Friars Club to honor comedian Don Rickles

Friars Club to honor comedian Don Rickles

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Actor/comedian Don Rickles is to be honored with the Friars Club's Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy at a gala in New York, organizers announced.
MacFarlane fumes over 'Family Guy'-Boston Marathon clip

MacFarlane fumes over 'Family Guy'-Boston Marathon clip

LOS ANGELES, April 16 (UPI) -- Seth MacFarlane has declared "abhorrent" the "Family Guy" clip edited to look like characters from the animated show set off bombs at the Boston Marathon.

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MLB Network broadcaster Bob Costas and wife Jill pose for a photograph before induction ceremonies for National Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice in Cooperstown, New York on July 26, 2009. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Robert Quinlan "Bob" Costas (born March 22, 1952) is an American sportscaster, on the air for the NBC network since the early 1980s.

Bob Costas was born in Queens, New York. He is the son of Jayne (née Quinlan) of Irish American descent and John George Costas of Greek American descent, who was an electrical engineer. In Ken Burns' Baseball (TV Series), Costas indicated that he had a very poor relationship with his father, but did not go into specifics. He grew up in Commack, New York, graduating from Commack High School South. Following high school, he majored in Communications & Rhetorical Studies at Syracuse University where he dropped out of school. Later he received an honorary degree from S. I. Newhouse School of Communications.

His sportscasting career started while attending Syracuse University, as an announcer for the Syracuse Blazers minor-league hockey team playing in the Eastern Hockey League and North American Hockey League.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Bob Costas."
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