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On the Record with Bob Costas was an American TV talk show hosted by the sportscaster Bob Costas. The show ran for four 12-week seasons on HBO from 2001 to 2004 before being revamped into Costas Now .


On the Record with Bob Costas was, in a sense, similar to Costas' previous late night talk show, Later , which Costas hosted on NBC from 1988 to 1994. Both programs featured one-on-one interviews with guests from the sports and show business.

In 2021, HBO announced a revival of the program, now titled Back on the Record with Bob Costas – presumably retitled to minimize confusion with the unrelated 2020 HBO Max documentary On the Record – which is scheduled to debut on July 30, 2021 and air up to four times per year. [1]

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  1. Evans, Greg (April 23, 2021). "Bob Costas Returns To HBO With 'Back On The Record' Interview Series". Deadline . Retrieved July 19, 2021.