â€śCOSTAS TONIGHT: LIVE FROM THE SUPER BOWLâ€ť PREMIERES THURSDAY 8-10 P.M. ET ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK
Bob Costas Hosts Live Town Hall from Downtown Indianapolis Focusing on State of NFL and Previewing Super Bowl XLVI
Roger Goodell, Jerry Jones, Robert Kraft, Philip Rivers, John Harbaugh and NBC Sportsâ€™ Super Bowl XLVI Broadcast Team Scheduled to Appear
INDIANAPOLIS â€“ January 31, 2012 â€“ NBC Sports Group presents the premier edition of 22-time Emmy Award-winning journalist Bob Costasâ€™ live town hall series, Costas Tonight: Live From the Super Bowl, Thursday, 8-10 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports Network. The two-hour live program features some of the NFLâ€™s biggest newsmakers and stars while taking a comprehensive look at the NFL from the Super Bowl host city just three nights before the big game.
Costas Tonight: Live from the Super Bowl will take place in front of a live studio audience from the Indiana Repertory Theater on, and will include a one-on-one interview with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Joined in a town hall setting by some of the biggest names in the sport, Costas will explore all of the headlines and critical issues facing the game, from the evolution of the NFL head coach to the all-important topic of safety on the field.
SCHEDULED TO APPEAR:
Roger Goodell â€“ NFL Commissioner
Jerry Jones â€“ Owner, Dallas Cowboys
Robert Kraft â€“ Owner, New England Patriots
John Harbaugh â€“ Head Coach, Baltimore Ravens
Tony Gonzalez â€“ TE, Atlanta Falcons
Dwight Freeney â€“ DE, Indianapolis Colts
Philip Rivers â€“ QB, San Diego Chargers
Larry Fitzgerald â€“ WR, Arizona Cardinals
Jeff Saturday â€“ C, Indianapolis Colts
In addition, NBC Sportsâ€™ Super Bowl Commentators:
* Costas one-on-one with Commissioner Roger Goodell;
* State of the Game â€“ panelists will discuss important issues in todayâ€™s NFL including: player safety, performance-enhancing drugs, end zone celebrations and ticket prices;
* Coaches Panel â€“ A look at the state of coaching in the NFL, past and present;
* Panel with NBCâ€™s Super Bowl XLVI broadcasters looking ahead to the big game.
Additionally, there will be a â€śHot Zoneâ€ť in the audience of the Indiana Repertory Theater for Costas and the panelists to interact with past and present NFL players, journalists and NFL insiders Peter King of Football Night in America and Sports Illustrated and Mike Florio of Football Night and ProFootballTalk on NBCSports.com.