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Costas still on Olympic injury report, Vieira to host

Meredith Vieira

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Bob Costas will miss his fourth consecutive night Friday as host of NBC's prime time Olympics show because of an ongoing eye infection, NBC announced. He will be replaced by Meredith Vieira, whom the network said will become the first solo female host for a prime time Olympics show. Matt Lauer had filled in for Costas the previous three nights.

Jim Bell, NBC's executive producer for the Olympics,...

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Bob Costas to miss third straight day of Olympics

It's impossible not to feel a little bad for Commack's own Bob Costas as he continues to battle infections to his eyes in the middle of his high-profile biennial Olympics gig.

But, alas, Costas will be forced to miss his third consecutive day of hosting duties because of the ongoing ailment and again will be replaced in prime time Thursday by Matt Lauer.

On a conference call from Russia...

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NBC News will cover news in Russia during Winter Olympics

Sportscaster Bob Costas talks before the start of

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Every Olympics has the potential for major news away from the actual competitions, and Russia is no exception.

Authorities have been confronted with terrorist attack threats, the country’s policies on gay rights have stirred controversy around the globe and arriving journalists have complained about sub-standard housing.

How will NBC deal with news that impacts the Games?

“NBC...

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