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NBC skips tribute piece in Olympics Opening Ceremony


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#41 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 09:47 AM

7/7 was not mentioned in the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony Media Guide (PDF) for the event. This is how the segment was described (pg 32):

Abide With Me
Duration: 00:05:51

The beautiful hymn ‘Abide With Me’ was written by Henry Francis Lyte in 1847 on his deathbed. He passed away three weeks after finishing it. Its honest expression of the fear of approaching death has made it popular with people of all religions and none.

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Spectators have been invited to present images of loved ones who couldn’t be with us tonight. In a moving moment, those who are absent from us are digitally present.

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Emeli Sandé sings ‘Abide With Me’. Fifty dancers, including the choreographer Akram Khan, dramatise the struggle between life and death using such powerful images of mortality as dust and the setting sun.

Described as spectators presenting images of loved ones ... not "a moving tribute to 7/7". At least not in the official media guide written by games organizers.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 09:49 AM

7/7 was not mentioned in the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony Media Guide (PDF - pg 32) for the event. This is how the segment was described:

Abide With Me
Duration: 00:05:51

The beautiful hymn ‘Abide With Me’ was written by Henry Francis Lyte in 1847
on his deathbed. He passed away three weeks after finishing it. Its honest
expression of the fear of approaching death has made it popular with people
of all religions and none.

Memorial Wall
Spectators have been invited to present images of loved ones who couldn’t be with us tonight. In a moving moment, those who are absent from us are digitally present.

Akram Khan and Emeli Sandé
Emeli Sandé sings ‘Abide With Me’. Fifty dancers, including the choreographer Akram Khan, dramatise the struggle between life and death using such powerful images of mortality as dust and the setting sun.

Described as spectators presenting images of loved ones ... not "a moving tribute to 7/7". At least not in the official media guide written by games organizers.


Still doesn't excuse the absence of it from the NBC broadcast.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 09:58 AM

Still doesn't excuse the absence of it from the NBC broadcast.


Excuse it? They need you to excuse them?

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:25 AM

Well, we are the only country to omit the broadcasted tribute. It has been featured in the news here, substantially so.


Not on the news here, haven't seen it on the national news, cnn.com or foxnews.com. *shrug*
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:31 AM

:: Double shrug ::
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:55 AM

I certainly do. That was my point, I only heard about this here so clearly it's not some huge world outrage thing.


I doubt most of the world knows about it as they all saw it. So no outrage.

Everyone who has heard about it is outraged.

Kind of hard to be mad about something you don't know about.

I am ticked because they edited someone else's art and had the balls to say that it was a good show because they didn't have to edit much. Nothing political in that. Just hubris.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:56 AM

Not on the news here, haven't seen it on the national news, cnn.com or foxnews.com. *shrug*


Good. Stay uninformed and then say it was okay because you don't know about it.

I've seen it all over the Internet. I don't watch tv news.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:06 AM

Excuse it? They need you to excuse them?


Me? I never said any such thing.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:06 AM

Not on the news here, haven't seen it on the national news, cnn.com or foxnews.com. *shrug*


Yes it has been.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:10 AM

I doubt most of the world knows about it as they all saw it. So no outrage.


From the posts here we're lead to believe there is world outrage.

Everyone who has heard about it is outraged.


I'm not, please don't speak for me.

I am ticked because they edited someone else's art and had the balls to say that it was a good show because they didn't have to edit much. Nothing political in that. Just hubris.


It was edited for time, you knew that going in.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:12 AM

Yes it has been.


Again I've searched CNN, nothing... They only thing they are doing, and it's ticking me off, is announcing medals before we get to see the event.

Same with ESPN as I sit here watching NASCAR. :(
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:14 AM

Yes it has been.

Bloggers have picked up on it ... but national news? CNN? FoxNews?

BTW: Meridith and Bob noted the tribute in last night's prime time coverage in a review of the opening ceremony. They mentioned it as a tribute to Danny Boyle's father (who would have been 91 on Friday) as well as the family of spectators who died before the games.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:19 AM

Bloggers have picked up on it ... but national news? CNN? FoxNews?

BTW: Meridith and Bob noted the tribute in last night's prime time coverage in a review of the opening ceremony. They mentioned it as a tribute to Danny Boyle's father (who would have been 91 on Friday) as well as the family of spectators who died before the games.


Yes, national news. I have no idea why you are arguing about this given the incredible amount of backlash.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:20 AM

Yes, national news. I have no idea why you are arguing about this given the incredible amount of backlash.


What backlash? Where? That's what we're getting at. There's nothing on CNN, FoxNews, etc.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:21 AM

I'm more appalled at the people that are appalled and trying to make something out of nothing.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:24 AM

I'm more appalled at the people that are appalled and trying to make something out of nothing.


I'm not appalled, just confused as to where this "outrage" and "incredible amount of backlash" are. I'd think if both were true CNN would have nothing but coverage of the issue on.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:25 AM

What backlash? Where? That's what we're getting at. There's nothing on CNN, FoxNews, etc.


You must not be looking. Local and nation news sources in both the UK and US.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:25 AM

I'm not appalled, just confused as to where this "outrage" and "incredible amount of backlash" are. I'd think if both were true CNN would have nothing but coverage of the issue on.


Not to be political, but you'd think Fox News would be allllllllll over it.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:25 AM

I'm more appalled at the people that are appalled and trying to make something out of nothing.


Just as I am appalled by your earlier offensive comments about Israel.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:26 AM

You must not be looking. Local and nation news sources in both the UK and US.


I did a search on cnn.com, foxnews.com and I've tuned to both channels. Nothing...
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