Back on the Record with Bob Costas

New York City

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Set design for HBO’s “Back on the Record with Bob Costas,” which premiered on July 30, 2021. The interview series will air four episodes per year and films at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. 

The environment for the show puts the focus on the conversation. An abstracted New York City skyline wraps the space. The architecture seems to float in the dark surroundings, falling away to focus all attention on the discussions taking place, notes Jack Morton, with each segment having a special home in the studio.

The Panel Discussion becomes the keystone area, distinctly shot in the round, providing intimate viewpoints, while differentiating the look of the show. Satellite areas flank the central round table, allowing a natural choreography from place to place as the show progresses. Distinguished and sophisticated, the studio design transports viewers into a premium experience presented by Bob Costas.

Jack Morton reprises the role of production designer, after having created the look for Costas’ original “On the Record” program in 2001, as well as “Costas Now” in 2006.