Why not show Kwan's medal ceremony?

Why not show Kwan's medal ceremony?

Post by LRG2000 » Mon, 25 Mar 1996 04:00:00


because the telecast was, for the most part, live.....the madal ceremony
was not until about a half hour (i am guessing )later....it takes them a
while to set up,etc.
 
 
 

Why not show Kwan's medal ceremony?

Post by Karen M. Sou » Mon, 25 Mar 1996 04:00:00


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>Instead of letting that *** Jim McKay babble on about nothing, why not save
>some time to show the medal ceremony?  How many of you wouldn't like to see
>Michelle Kwan up there during the playing of the national anthem?

>You'd think that even television executives would be able to figure that out.

    Yeah...  I kinda thought maybe they had figured things out at ABC when
they didn't show Todd and Rudy on the podium, but showed at parts of it
four times between the ladies short Sat. afternoon and the long Sat.
evening..  I think showing the winners on the podium gives finish to the
competition...

 
 
 

Why not show Kwan's medal ceremony?

Post by Julie Bix » Mon, 25 Mar 1996 04:00:00

You've obviously never attended one of these competitions in person.
I used to wonder the same thing, until attending US Nationals
this year.  They have to drag out the podium, carpet, microphone,
line up the skaters carrying the medals and/or flowers, get the
flags of the winner's countries (not done at Nationals, natch,
but for Worlds) and find the tape of the anthem.  This takes 10
minutes or so, during which time the commentators are "wrapping up"
until the top of the hour--God forbid they run a few minutes extra
to carry the medal ceremony!
--
Julie Bixby

Engage Romulan .sig cloaking device....

 
 
 

Why not show Kwan's medal ceremony?

Post by Janelle Concepcio » Mon, 25 Mar 1996 04:00:00

I was thinking the same thing last night. In 1992, when Kristi
Yamaguichi won the World Championships NBC showed the medal
ceremony and I think that telecast was live. Showing the medal
ceremony not only gives the telecast a "finished" look but also
the audience can feel like they are there in person to witness the
playing of the anthem (especially if it's the U.S. anthem!).

-Janelle

 
 
 

Why not show Kwan's medal ceremony?

Post by Marlene A. Koeni » Mon, 01 Apr 1996 04:00:00

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>minutes or so, during which time the commentators are "wrapping up"
>until the top of the hour--God forbid they run a few minutes extra
>to carry the medal ceremony!

prime time ends at 11 PM, which means the local stations take over -
local news programs would have broke right in.
 
 
 

Why not show Kwan's medal ceremony?

Post by Nyok » Sun, 07 Apr 1996 04:00:00


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>>minutes or so, during which time the commentators are "wrapping up"
>>until the top of the hour--God forbid they run a few minutes extra
>>to carry the medal ceremony!

>prime time ends at 11 PM, which means the local stations take over -
>local news programs would have broke right in.

Funny, that doesn't happen when football (basketball, baseball, hockey) is
on.
Nyoka