Episode 98 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features the sports television journalist and host Bob Costas, who currently calls baseball and hosts specials for the MLB Network. In this podcast, Costas discusses his role in launching and developing the Concussion Legacy Foundation’s CLF Media Project, the first and only concussion reporting training designed specifically for sports media professionals; the importance of proper terminology for broadcasters when it comes to head trauma; whether there are limits to how far a rightsholder broadcaster can go when it comes to discussing head trauma prior or during a game; how he views his final years with NBC Sports; appearing in The Last Dance; the prospects of an Olympics in Tokyo in 2021; his view on whether we will see a Tokyo Olympics in 2021; the prospect of broadcasting baseball with no crowd and calling games either remotely or within a bubble; knowing one’s career arc, and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more.
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About The Show
The Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch is a weekly show that features interviews with members of the sports media about their work, as well as roundtables with sports media reporters about television, digital, audio/radio, print, and other forms of media. You can read Richard’s work at The Athletic and hear his words at Sportsnet 590 The Fan in Toronto.