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  • NBC goes to commercial

       August 13, 2004

    Another Olympics note:

    While watching the parade of nations, I'm noticing that NBC goes to commercial, then, when they return, they show a quick catch-up of "here are the teams that you missed."

    Here's my problem: this isnt LIVE COVERAGE. This is an NBC tape, it all happened roughly 8 hours ago.

    So tell me, NBC, how did I "miss" anything in your coverage? If you go to commercial, pause the 8-hour old tape and start it up again when you're done.

    If you think that some nations just aren't important enough to be shown on NBC tv, then admit to it. Don't blame it on a commercial break while "pretending" to be airing the event "live." Or is NBC only at its best when it misleads viewers?

    And, while I'm complaining about the Olympics, let me also say that Matt Lauer, in explaining the origin of the Marathon, got it wrong. Pheidippides didn't run "roughly 26 miles" a couple thousand years ago. He ran "roughly 24 miles," and the distance was extended at various times in the 20th century. You'd think that NBC would use something other than the first hit on "Google" for their fact checking.

    Posted by jkhat at August 13, 2004 08:59 PM

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    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: Dittybopper at August 14, 2004 07:21 AM

    The american team received a nice welcome, but why did Bob Costas have to do a voice over and explain that the greeks love americans but do not like our foreign policy? What would he have said if the reception was unfriendly? They hate americans and our foreign policy or just our foreign policy?

    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: Mike at August 16, 2004 08:17 PM

    Dude.. this WAS LIVE. 8 hours is the time difference between Greece and the East Coast of the US.

    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: Kris at August 16, 2004 08:29 PM


    NBC's coverage of the opening ceremonies started at 8 pm Eastern Time, so what you're trying to say is that the ceremony started at 4 am in Greece. Um, no. The event was tape delayed (which is why I was able to read about it on Yahoo! at work Friday afternoon) and NBC's coverage was stupid.

    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: jkhat at August 16, 2004 08:32 PM

    DUDE - I dont even know what youre trying to say.
    Dude, it wasn't live. Dude, it started in Greece, when the sun started going down in Greece. And, dude, they started it on tv here when the sun started going down. Is it your contention that the sun sets on greece and on the US at the same time?

    It was on tape delay.

    I don't even know why I'm bothering responding. It's not even like that's in contention. NBC certainly would have a hard time fooling people if they pretended otherwise.. I mean, except for the stoners out there. Dude.




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