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NBC skips tribute piece in Olympics Opening Ceremony

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by phrelin, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. Jul 29, 2012 #41 of 154
    James Long

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    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.

    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.
     
  2. Jul 29, 2012 #42 of 154
    Hoosier205

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    Still doesn't excuse the absence of it from the NBC broadcast.
     
  3. Jul 29, 2012 #43 of 154
    SayWhat?

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    Excuse it? They need you to excuse them?

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  4. Jul 29, 2012 #44 of 154
    RunnerFL

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    Not on the news here, haven't seen it on the national news, cnn.com or foxnews.com. *shrug*
     
  5. Jul 29, 2012 #45 of 154
    SayWhat?

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    :: Double shrug ::
     
  6. Jul 29, 2012 #46 of 154
    tonyd79

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    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.
     
  7. Jul 29, 2012 #47 of 154
    tonyd79

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    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.
     
  8. Jul 29, 2012 #48 of 154
    Hoosier205

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    Me? I never said any such thing.
     
  9. Jul 29, 2012 #49 of 154
    Hoosier205

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    Yes it has been.
     
  10. Jul 29, 2012 #50 of 154
    RunnerFL

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

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

    It was edited for time, you knew that going in.
     
  11. Jul 29, 2012 #51 of 154
    RunnerFL

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    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. :(
     
  12. Jul 29, 2012 #52 of 154
    James Long

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    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.
     
  13. Jul 29, 2012 #53 of 154
    Hoosier205

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    Yes, national news. I have no idea why you are arguing about this given the incredible amount of backlash.
     
  14. Jul 29, 2012 #54 of 154
    RunnerFL

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    What backlash? Where? That's what we're getting at. There's nothing on CNN, FoxNews, etc.
     
  15. Jul 29, 2012 #55 of 154
    SayWhat?

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    I'm more appalled at the people that are appalled and trying to make something out of nothing.
     
  16. Jul 29, 2012 #56 of 154
    RunnerFL

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    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.
     
  17. Jul 29, 2012 #57 of 154
    Hoosier205

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    You must not be looking. Local and nation news sources in both the UK and US.
     
  18. Jul 29, 2012 #58 of 154
    sigma1914

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    Not to be political, but you'd think Fox News would be allllllllll over it.
     
  19. Jul 29, 2012 #59 of 154
    Hoosier205

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    Just as I am appalled by your earlier offensive comments about Israel.
     
  20. Jul 29, 2012 #60 of 154
    RunnerFL

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

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