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Game On! NBCU to Smother Super Bowl

It’s more than just a game… it’s an opportunity to absolutely blanket TV viewers with the spoils of your consolidated company. Call it Super Bowl everywhere.

NBC TV may have the rights to Super Bowl XLVI, but if you turn on just about any NBCU channel or watch any NBC-produced program you will see Super Bowl-themed programming next week.

NBC, CNBC, Golf Channel, Bravo, Weather Channel, E!, Telemundo, and G4 will all be taking part. The newly named NBC Sports Network (formerly OLN, formerly Versus) will air more than 18 hours of live programming ahead of the game.

The “Today” show starts next Friday, a split show with Al Roker and Ann Curry from Pan Am plaza in downtown Indianapolis. Jenna Wolfe is there for Saturday “Today.” And Natalie Morales and Savannah Guthrie will join coverage Sunday morning. It hasn’t been announced yet, but Matt Lauer will likely get a pre-game interview with Pres. Obama at the White House, which has become an annual event.

Absent from NBC’s listings is “Meet the Press.” The last two years, when the game was on FOX and CBS, “Fox News Sunday” and “Face the Nation” originated from Cowboys Stadium and Sun Life stadium, respectively.

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Who Will Be TIME Person of the Year?

POY_11.13.jpgFishbowlNY’s Amanda Ernst has the picks from last night’s TIME magazine Person of the Year panel. Barbara Walters, Gayle King, Rudy Giuliani and Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio gave their picks. During the debate Giuliani discussed the influence of Roger Ailes, Rush Limbaugh, and Glenn Beck this past year. To that Gayle King said, “I’m getting ill.”

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Olbermann Helps Count Down to the Super Bowl

olbermann_1-31.jpgOn last night’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, the MSNBC host was stationed in Tampa Bay in a loud area near the Super Bowl site. Joining him in the last segment was his former Sportscenter partner, and now fellow member on NBC’s Football Night in America, Dan Patrick.

The duo talked about the dozens of participants, in NBC’s pre-game show tomorrow, including the Today show’s Al Roker and CNBC’s Darren Rovell. Olbermann even joked about Top Chef head judge Tom Colicchio being involved.

Colicchio, and pretty much everyone loosely associated with NBC, is involved.

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