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Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

GARY BETTMAN, DENNY HAMLIN & NBC NEWS’ DR. JOHN TORRES JOIN MIKE TIRICO TODAY ON NBC SPORTS’ “LUNCH TALK LIVE” AT NOON ET ON NBCSN

Today’s Guests Also Include NBC Sports’ Mike Florio, Rebecca Lowe, Kathryn Tappen and Craig Calcaterra

Mike Tirico Hosts Live, Hour-Long Daily Show Featuring Discussions Among Current & Former Athletes, Prominent Sports Figures, NBC Sports Commentators, and More

Tirico and Guests Discuss the World of Sports and Current Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Daily Life

Tomorrow’s Lunch Talk Live Guests Include PGA TOUR Golfer Justin Thomas, NBC Sports’ Al Michaels and Doc Emrick, and NBC Sports Motorsports Commentators Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett

Lunch Talk Live Airs Weekdays Live at Noon ET on NBCSN and Across NBC Sports Digital Platforms

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 7, 2020 – NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, three-time Dayton 500 winner Denny Hamlin, and NBC News medical correspondent Dr. John Torres will join host Mike Tirico on today’s episode of Lunch Talk Live at Noon ET on NBCSN.

NBC Sports’ new daily sports talk show, Lunch Talk Live focuses on the current state of the sports world and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, providing guests with a platform to discuss the state of sports, voice their personal stories, and detail how they are adapting their daily lives during this challenging time.

Today’s guests, which feature dynamic and cross-sport pairings, include:

    • NHL commissioner Gary Bettman
    • NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin
    • NBC News Medical Correspondent John Torres
    • NBC Sports’ Mike Florio and Craig Calcaterra
    • NBC Sports’ Rebecca Lowe and Kathryn Tappen

On tomorrow’s episode, Tirico will be joined by PGA TOUR golfer Justin Thomas, NBC Sports’ Al Michaels and Doc Emrick, and NBC Sports motorsports commentators Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett.

On yesterday’s debut episode, Lunch Talk Live was joined by special guests including Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, Duke men’s basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski, and more.

“Those people on the front lines, sacrificing their lives potentially, those are true heroes,” Wilson told Tirico about the healthcare workers in the Seattle area. Click here for more quotes from yesterday’s show.

The hour-long show airs weekdays at Noon ET on NBCSN and streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Select content and interviews will additionally be hosted on NBC Sports’ YouTube channel and social media platforms. The full show will also be available on The Mike Tirico Podcast.

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