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    Quote Originally Posted by mushybrain View Post
    Did anyone see any coverage of the marathon? I think it happened live yesterday morning. I didn't think to turn it on because I figured they would show highlights later in the day. But I saw no coverage. It is always a huge part of the Olympics seeing the marathoners entering the stadium and running the track to the finish line to the cheers of the crowd. The event is like a ceremonial end to the games, so I was very disappointed they didn't show any highlights.
    They showed it twice yesterday. First live early in the morning and then again later in the afternoon

    My NBC affiliate didn't ever show the end of the opening ceremonies. I waited for it - I even watched that horrid Animal Hospital (I say that and I like Justin Kirk!). I stayed up to watch the repeat of it, hoping to see The Who and the dancers from the Royal Ballet, thinking I was just not paying attention when I watched earlier. They never showed them - they just cut and went to an infomercial. Not cool.

    As much as I love Tom Brokaw, the time to air his special about WWII was not on the last night of the Olympics. That should have been during a daytime broadcast or another evening. SO many people were tweeting about, including Mia Farrow, who said something about turning on NBC and not seeing Olympics at 8:15PM. If they had aired that special at another time, there would have been enough time to show the entire closing ceremony.
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    Looks like I wasn't alone. And I thought they said Kate Bush would be there! They cut her!! Grrr!

    NBC halts Olympics for promotional monkeyshines - Yahoo! News
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    Quote Originally Posted by libgirl2 View Post
    Looks like I wasn't alone. And I thought they said Kate Bush would be there! They cut her!! Grrr!

    NBC halts Olympics for promotional monkeyshines - Yahoo! News
    Well that's just stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanny Mare View Post
    Well that's just stupid.
    they also cut Muse who actually did the official London Olympics song! I have to say I am not surprised, their coverage of the games was pretty poor to begin with. I watched mostly tennis on Bravo, but when I did watch NBC it seemed I also found beach volleyball on. Or they would only show the American athlete in an event and MAYBE one from another country. BAD!
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    Thank God I watch the Olympic coverage on CTV here in Canada. The entire two weeks was devoted to nothing but the Olympics. Nothing more and nothing less. All Olympics, all the time, and I loved every single minute of it. I don't get why NBC is so hell-bent on broadcasting the Olympics if they're going to do such a consistently abysmal job of it. People have been complaining for years about how dissatisfied they are with NBC's coverage.
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    If Wikipedia is to be believed, it looks like NBC will be bringing us coverage (or not) from Sochi for the winter Olympics, from Rio in 2016 and from South Korea in 2018.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bee stung lips View Post
    Thank God I watch the Olympic coverage on CTV here in Canada. The entire two weeks was devoted to nothing but the Olympics. Nothing more and nothing less. All Olympics, all the time, and I loved every single minute of it. I don't get why NBC is so hell-bent on broadcasting the Olympics if they're going to do such a consistently abysmal job of it. People have been complaining for years about how dissatisfied they are with NBC's coverage.
    As I had said, I was pretty happy with Bravo's coverage of the tennis. I wish I could have seen CTV's coverage of the Olympics. I feel more ripped off Olympics after Olympics. I seem to remember seeing so much more years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Sew&Sew View Post
    If Wikipedia is to be believed, it looks like NBC will be bringing us coverage (or not) from Sochi for the winter Olympics, from Rio in 2016 and from South Korea in 2018.
    Heaven help us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bee stung lips View Post
    Thank God I watch the Olympic coverage on CTV here in Canada. The entire two weeks was devoted to nothing but the Olympics. Nothing more and nothing less. All Olympics, all the time, and I loved every single minute of it. I don't get why NBC is so hell-bent on broadcasting the Olympics if they're going to do such a consistently abysmal job of it. People have been complaining for years about how dissatisfied they are with NBC's coverage.
    That's where I watched it. A couple of things I saw on TSN.I think I am going through withdrawal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanny Mare View Post
    That's where I watched it. A couple of things I saw on TSN.I think I am going through withdrawal
    As am I...lol. Finding it hard to re-orient myself back into regular television shows.
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