FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
**PROGRAMMING ALERT** BOB COSTAS GOES ONE-ON-ONE WITH “PATERNO” AUTHOR JOE POSNANSKI ON THE NEXT “COSTAS TONIGHT,” WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29 ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK
NEW YORK – August 23, 2012 – Paterno author Joe Posnanski, who spent months in State College, Pa., both before and after the Penn State scandal writing his book on the school’s former head coach, is scheduled to join Bob Costas, a 23-time Emmy Award-winning journalist and one of America’s preeminent interviewers, on the latest edition of Costas Tonight, a 60-minute program, to air on Wednesday, August 29 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.
In addition to Costas’ one-on-one with Posnanski, Costas Tonight will feature the entire interview – including never-before-seen footage – that Costas conducted with convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky, which aired exclusively on Rock Center with Brian Williams on November 14, 2011.
Posnanski, an eyewitness to history, spent months embedded within Penn State to write Paterno, and had unprecedented access to the head coach before and then after the scandal broke at the school.
Costas Tonight builds on Costas’ long and storied career as an interviewer from Later with Bob Costas and Costas Coast-to-Coast to his acclaimed HBO programs, On the Record and CostasNOW. Costas Tonight originates from Studio 8G at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.