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"As programmers, we are charged to manage the business. And this is a business. It’s not everyone¹s inalienable right to get whatever they want. We are charged with making smart decisions for our company, for our shareholders and to present the product the way we believe is best. "
-- NBC Sports Chair Mark Lazarus, in his first public comments defending the network’s Olympic coverage strategy. (THE DAILY)
Tuesday July 31, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 229 Print This Issue

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  • Franklin & Bash

    Franklin won her first Olympic gold medal yesterday in the 100-meter backstroke

    NBC last night spoiled the results of Missy Franklin’s win in the 100-meter backstroke before the race aired during its primetime broadcast. NBC’s Dan Hicks wrapped up his call of Franklin’s swim in the 200-meter freestyle semifinal before going to a commercial break by saying, “How good can Missy Franklin be tonight? Finals of 100 back coming up.” A promo for this morning’s episode of “Today” then aired, carrying the voiceover, “When you’re 17 years old and win your first Gold Medal, there’s nobody you’d rather share it with. We’re there when Missy Franklin and her parents reunite.” The NBC broadcast returned to show Franklin preparing to run the backstroke ...

  • Blemish On The Card

    NBC sees first ratings drop from Beijing Games.

  • Answering The Questions

    Lazarus defends NBC's decision to go with tape-delay coverage.

  • Post Route

    Twitter's impact on the London Games is being felt.

  • Mr. Brightside

    Fifty-percent of Britons think Olympics will be worth the price.

  • Stock Exchange Rate

    One day after announcing jersey deal with Chevy, ManU announces IPO will offer 10.2% stake in the club.

  • Here We Go Again

    Despite approval, city and county at odds on Seattle arena.

  • Hot Commodity

    NHL Kings execs say season-ticket inventory getting slim.

  • Change Of Scenery

    Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships moving to Vail after three decades in Vermont.

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