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  •  oooh, where please? (2+ / 0-)
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    •  Here you go (4+ / 0-)

      Check out these sites (other than the NBC one, of course).

      •  Thanks. I bookmarked your link. (0+ / 0-)
      •  Live coverage and replays (15+ / 0-)

        Trouble is, the only place I can find a complete replay of an event without editing is NBC's Olympic web channel.  I watched all 6 hours of the Dressage today (not looking for Rafalca - my mom's neighbor is Karen O'Connor's mom and Karen is competing).  My daughter in law and all her family (all Canadians) are horse crazy - David O'Connor is the Canadian equestrian team's coach.  So I want to see the Equestrian events because real people that we know and who own their horses and trained them and ride them THEMSELVES are competing.  

        I tried watching on the NBC TV channel that they set up for the less popular events - they cut away from soccer long enough to show some highlights of the American equestrian competitors, but we didn't see the whole thing!  Between NBC, Bravo, MSNBC and the two odd channels on DirecTV and the delayed vs. live coverage, you think we could watch a whole event?!?!?  

        If NBC was smart they would do live programming all day and do replays all night.  Those of us who have to work all week can only watch at night, so I can appreciate the delay, but the editing sucks...

        And the opening ceremonies would have been much better without any editing, no commercials and if they MUST comment during the scenes, at least limit it to a live blog - Matt Lauer didn't even know who half the "villains" were during the NHS sequence.  

        NBC is broadcasting to the lowest common denominator - people who have no idea of any kind of history or literature or worldviews... the geek factor was quite high last night, as was the history factor.  Before last night some of us actually knew what "GOSH" was and where some of it's funding came from.  Some of us saw Tolkein's spirit alive and well last night.  And the building of the cauldron - with all the petals?  Awesome!  All the nations, coming together, not in war, but in sport - and the many pieces making the one Olympic flame - truly an E Pluribus Unum moment, wasn't it?  

        Maybe it was all too liberal for them?  OMG - Americans see the UK has a national health system!  OMG - there are some things that are not unique to the USA (we are not the only country with WWI and WWII, the industrial age and rock 'n roll as part of our history).  And they stood by us on 9/11 - why the hell couldn't we share in their tribute to 7/7?  We don't need the coverage "tailored" to our sensibilities!  I want to see as much as possible of what the Brits worked so hard to put together these last 7 years!  

        I can't find any links to the opening ceremonies that are operating - the IOC keeps taking down any footage that people are posting from their DVRs - sure would like to see the parts I missed (first 15 minutes begin stuck in traffic and the 7/7 tribute)....

        "Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential." - Barack Obama

        by Ricochet67 on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 06:51:25 PM PDT

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        •  Loved the cauldron being made from the petals (2+ / 0-)
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          from all the countries. Was probably my favorite moment. The history theme was really cool, too.

          It is infuriating that U.S. networks decide what we can and can't see. If you've ever seen CNN's international feed (or at least how it was half a decade ago) you realize that we receive so little global news that it's no wonder so many Americans are ignorant. The ethnocentrism is astounding.

      •  Thank you (0+ / 0-)

        It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision. ~ Helen Keller

        by Pam from Calif on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 08:52:09 PM PDT

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