O’Brien to Anchor Games for Bravo

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Pat O'Brien will be back on cable Summer Olympic Games coverage patrol in
2004, this time for Bravo.

Bravo owner NBC announced Tuesday morning that O'Brien will be the channel's
first Olympics host, handling morning activity from Athens, Greece, next
August.

At the last Summer Games in 2000 -- the first venture into
multichannel-basic-cable Olympics coverage by NBC -- O'Brien was in the host
chair for CNBC.

O'Brien joins Keith Olbermann as a 2004 cable Olympics host. Olbermann -- who
anchors MSNBC's nightly Countdown hour -- will head coverage on his
network.

Still to be chosen and revealed: CNBC's anchorperson and who will host the
first Spanish-language Olympics coverage in the United States via Telemundo
Communications Group Inc.

Separate issues are whether Telemundo will get any primetime coverage hours
(not at this point) and whether additional coverage may spill over to
mun2Television, NBC's English-language cable channel aimed at
Latinos.

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