I didn’t see the interview, but Bob Costas is getting some good reviews on his interview with President Bush broadcast last night during the Olympics. That doesn’t surprise me at all since I think Costas is the best overall broadcaster in the country. And I’ve thought that for years. He can do a hard hitting and informed interview with a newsmaker and then walk over, sit down and do excellent play-by-play of a major league baseball game without even breaking a sweat. And let’s not forget he played the voice of Bob Cutlass in the movie Cars!
Costas had a talk show on TV in the late 80s and early 90s and he proved to be a tremendous interviewer. Before that, I only knew him as a sports guy. But he proved to me that he was much more versatile and could speak to almost any topic. Costas is definitely the best in the biz. I guess he has a show on HBO now, though I’ve not seen it yet (we just got HBO).