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NBC: Costas out for a 2nd night of Sochi coverage

Bob Costas Out Another Night, Lauer Continues Prime-Time Olympic Coverage

An eye infection will keep Bob Costas off NBC's prime-time Olympic broadcast for a second straight night.

Costas said on a "Today" show phone call Wednesday that his eyes are so sensitive that they are tearing up even in dim light. Matt Lauer will again replace him.

Costas began the Olympics with a viral infection in his left eye, replacing his contact lenses with glasses. By Monday, the infection had spread to his right eye, both so reddened they became a topic of conversation for people watching the telecasts in the United States.

Lauer is doing double duty on the "Today" show, broadcast in mid-afternoon Sochi time and the prime-time broadcast done in the middle of the night local time.

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Gina February 12 2014 at 2:44 PM

That is sooooo gross. I've had pink eye as a teenager and again just last year when my Grandkids had it. I only got it in one eye but it was so gross and nasty that I didn't want ANYONE to see it let alone being on TV for the entire world to see! EW! Plus it's painful, burning, itchy, sticky.. ugh not to mention CONTAIGOUS!

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joejoeinclanton February 12 2014 at 3:00 PM

Thank you Pink Eye.

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Odori Kumo February 12 2014 at 3:01 PM

It looks like it could possibly be a commonly misdiagnosed eye condition known as "blephartis", which can be caused by the demodex mites. Unfortunately most people don't know about them (including doctors practicing Western Medicine). Most people have these mites, but when they become over populated on your skin, or if you have a weakened immune system or an allergy to them....the demodex can cause skin disorders (such as rosacea) and eye problems. It is important to be properly diagnosed, so that treatment can be rendered.

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queencelt Odori Kumo February 12 2014 at 3:30 PM

Yes, my dog suffered from from this.

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drcutlass February 12 2014 at 5:31 PM

horror show

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runswthscisors40 February 12 2014 at 3:03 PM

Is that pink eye, or stink eye??...........

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mrscada February 12 2014 at 5:17 PM

That's what happens when you try and push a Gay addenda with Obama
on the opening night comments!

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simflights February 12 2014 at 5:09 PM

Go USA !

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fernandezarthr February 12 2014 at 3:12 PM

.....He is probably eating to much 'Carrots"...........Uhhhhhh.......... whats Up Doc!!.......jajajajajaja.....

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Hello, Jeffrey February 12 2014 at 3:13 PM

Wow, he looks like an extra on one of 10000 shows about vampires currently on air!

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mcmantim February 12 2014 at 3:13 PM

Fire Costas and keep Lauer doing the Olympics and other spots going forward. Costas became about Costas and not about reality or the sports that are on at the time.

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