Why is NBC doing such a lousy job?

Why is NBC doing such a lousy job?

Post by RHert » Sun, 10 Feb 2002 13:44:28


Do Kaite and Bob have to talk through ALL the musical numbers?  Do we NEED
all this "explanation" of what is going on?  Also: the sound is terrible.
They do not seem to have a single microphone anywhere near the musicians.
Katie and Bob and that feeb Jim McKay have one each, but none for the
orchestra or other players.

What a pity.  Another magnificent Opening Ceremony RUINED by a network
celebrity talkfest.  I want to see (and  HEAR) the ceremony, not a giant ego
fest by millionaire jerks!

 
 
 

Why is NBC doing such a lousy job?

Post by RHert » Sun, 10 Feb 2002 12:56:24

Do Kaite and Bob have to talk through ALL the musical numbers?  Do we NEED
all this "explanation" of what is going on?  Also: the sound is terrible.
They do not seem to have a single microphone anywhere near the musicians.
Katie and Bob and that feeb Jim McKay have one each, but none for the
orchestra or other players.

What a pity.  Another magnificent Opening Ceremony RUINED by a network
celebrity talkfest.  I want to see (and  HEAR) the ceremony, not a giant ego
fest by millionaire jerks!

 
 
 

Why is NBC doing such a lousy job?

Post by Alex Cai » Sun, 10 Feb 2002 16:59:04

Quote:

> Do Kaite and Bob have to talk through ALL the musical numbers?  Do we NEED
> all this "explanation" of what is going on?

I think that Katie and Bob jumped the gun a little bit and confused the
opening ceremonies with the Macys parade in November.  It's probably the
stress of working for NBC...it gets to you after awhile, you know.

 
 
 

Why is NBC doing such a lousy job?

Post by RHert » Sun, 10 Feb 2002 14:00:10


Quote:


> > Do Kaite and Bob have to talk through ALL the musical numbers?  Do we
NEED
> > all this "explanation" of what is going on?

> I think that Katie and Bob jumped the gun a little bit and confused the
> opening ceremonies with the Macys parade in November.  It's probably the
> stress of working for NBC...it gets to you after awhile, you know.

That's easy to cure:  fire them both!  And rebury McKay.
 
 
 

Why is NBC doing such a lousy job?

Post by Alex Cai » Sun, 10 Feb 2002 17:04:05

Quote:




> > > Do Kaite and Bob have to talk through ALL the musical numbers?  Do we
> NEED
> > > all this "explanation" of what is going on?

> > I think that Katie and Bob jumped the gun a little bit and confused the
> > opening ceremonies with the Macys parade in November.  It's probably the
> > stress of working for NBC...it gets to you after awhile, you know.

> That's easy to cure:  fire them both!  And rebury McKay.

Naaaah don't fire them.  They can always make coffee or run errands or
something.
 
 
 

Why is NBC doing such a lousy job?

Post by David Cors » Sun, 10 Feb 2002 14:07:50

McKay really seemed out of it, often getting confused and forgetting his
train of thought... I really felt bad for him as he used to be so good.
Couric did an decent job of not being too perky but both Costas and Couric
seemed to need to talk constantly and explain what was obvious to every
viewer, ruining the flow of the beautiful presentation. My grade? D+


Quote:





> > > > Do Kaite and Bob have to talk through ALL the musical numbers?  Do
we
> > NEED
> > > > all this "explanation" of what is going on?

> > > I think that Katie and Bob jumped the gun a little bit and confused
the
> > > opening ceremonies with the Macys parade in November.  It's probably
the
> > > stress of working for NBC...it gets to you after awhile, you know.

> > That's easy to cure:  fire them both!  And rebury McKay.

> Naaaah don't fire them.  They can always make coffee or run errands or
> something.

 
 
 

Why is NBC doing such a lousy job?

Post by Chris Sobieni » Sun, 10 Feb 2002 14:17:47

Quote:

>Do Kaite and Bob have to talk through ALL the
>musical numbers? Do we NEED all this
>"explanation" of what is going on? Also: the sound
>is terrible. They do not seem to have a single
>microphone anywhere near the musicians. Katie
>and Bob and that feeb Jim McKay have one each,
>but none for the orchestra or other players.

And yet, our neighbors to the north, the CBC, just had to have those
mikes placed all over the place, and they've done a great job on doing a
non-bias coverage of the games.  Now if only they could afford stereo
braodcasting on all stations outside Toronto.  :-(

Quote:
>What a pity. Another magnificent Opening
>Ceremony RUINED by a network celebrity talkfest.
>I want to see (and HEAR) the ceremony, not a
>giant ego fest by millionaire jerks!

Also those commercial interruptions.  I don't think they even showed the
Dixie Chicks on the NBC coverage.  Damn lucky I've taped CBC's version
instead.

Domo Arigatoo to Sayonara!

From the Master of Car-too-nal Knowledge...
Christopher M. Sobieniak

--"Fightin' the Frizzies since 1978"--

 
 
 

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Post by Jason Cormie » Sun, 10 Feb 2002 14:46:59

On 2/9/02 0:17, in article

Quote:

>> And yet, our neighbors to the north, the CBC, just had to have those
> mikes placed all over the place, and they've done a great job on doing a
> non-bias coverage of the games.  Now if only they could afford stereo
> braodcasting on all stations outside Toronto.  :-(

They do in the big cites, AFAIK.

Quote:
> Also those commercial interruptions.  I don't think they even showed the
> Dixie Chicks on the NBC coverage.  Damn lucky I've taped CBC's version
> instead.

> Domo Arigatoo to Sayonara!

While the literal translation is correct, you should probably drop the "to"
as it sounds awkward with in in there.
 
 
 

Why is NBC doing such a lousy job?

Post by Alex Cai » Sun, 10 Feb 2002 17:52:26

Quote:


> >Do Kaite and Bob have to talk through ALL the
> >musical numbers? Do we NEED all this
> >"explanation" of what is going on? Also: the sound
> >is terrible. They do not seem to have a single
> >microphone anywhere near the musicians. Katie
> >and Bob and that feeb Jim McKay have one each,
> >but none for the orchestra or other players.

> And yet, our neighbors to the north, the CBC, just had to have those
> mikes placed all over the place, and they've done a great job on doing a
> non-bias coverage of the games.  Now if only they could afford stereo
> braodcasting on all stations outside Toronto.  :-(

> >What a pity. Another magnificent Opening
> >Ceremony RUINED by a network celebrity talkfest.
> >I want to see (and HEAR) the ceremony, not a
> >giant ego fest by millionaire jerks!

> Also those commercial interruptions.  I don't think they even showed the
> Dixie Chicks on the NBC coverage.  

They did.  Several times.
 
 
 

Why is NBC doing such a lousy job?

Post by Chris Sobieni » Sun, 10 Feb 2002 16:05:59



Quote:
>>Also those commercial interruptions. I don't think
>>they even showed the Dixie Chicks on the NBC
>>coverage.
>They did. Several times.

Guess I wasn't paying attention.  Hardly watched the whole thing as I
was pretty tired most of the night.

Still, it's funny how messed up the NBC version is.  They must think
most viewers don't know s__t about the Olympics at all, and have to
re-brief periodically about it.

Thining back to Windsor's CBET, they do get a good number of viewers
across the border who are fed up with the American coverage during this
time.  Detroit specifically also tune in for the Red Wings hockey games
that sometimes pop up on Hockey Night in Canada.

CBET's past used to be a lot different when the original owners was an
American company (RKO General) and tailored the station more to the
Detroit market anyway (originally CKLW).  I have a tape of one of it's
programs, a *** dance show from the mid '60s that highlighted several
Motown artists (this has also been used as stock footage by mail-order
music companys a lot).  When I showed a guy I know from a bike shop this
tape, he really went though such a memory headtrip about listening to
the DJ who was on this show and other things pertaining to his past.
Only a shame I was born too late to enjoy that kind of period.

Domo Arigatoo to Sayonara!

From the Master of Car-too-nal Knowledge...
Christopher M. Sobieniak

--"Fightin' the Frizzies since 1978"--

 
 
 

Why is NBC doing such a lousy job?

Post by Chris Sobieni » Sun, 10 Feb 2002 15:56:46

Quote:

>>Now if only they could afford stereo braodcasting
>>on all stations outside Toronto. :-(
>They do in the big cites, AFAIK.

I've heard about that.  For most of us living near the Southern Ontario
panhandle, Windsor's CBET is pretty much the only source available.

Quote:
>>Domo Arigatoo to Sayonara!
>While the literal translation is correct, you should
>probably drop the "to" as it sounds awkward with
>in in there.

Perhaps, I've only taken Japanese for a semester in college.

Domo Arigatoo to Sayonara!

From the Master of Car-too-nal Knowledge...
Christopher M. Sobieniak

--"Fightin' the Frizzies since 1978"--

 
 
 

Why is NBC doing such a lousy job?

Post by James » Sun, 10 Feb 2002 16:36:54

You are so right.  I came to this newsgroup to start this topic if it wasn't
already created.  
Bob Costas loves the sound of his own voice.  He ruined the opening ceremonies
for me.  He talks and talks about useless information that does not add to my
entertaiment.  It is just plain rude to talk and talk during the musical
numbers.  And he and Katie Curic was just reading information off a piece of
paper.  And retelling the same information more than once.  
Why is Costas the host of anything?  He is the worst.  And why does he have to
explain the obvious.  Shut the F up.  He has to shoot his mouth off about
what the Kristi Yamaguchi performance means.  Duh.  
I'm going to have to get a grey market Canadian satellite dish and watch their
coverage.  NBC sucks.  


Quote:

>Do Kaite and Bob have to talk through ALL the musical numbers?  Do we NEED
>all this "explanation" of what is going on?  Also: the sound is terrible.
>They do not seem to have a single microphone anywhere near the musicians.
>Katie and Bob and that feeb Jim McKay have one each, but none for the
>orchestra or other players.

>What a pity.  Another magnificent Opening Ceremony RUINED by a network
>celebrity talkfest.  I want to see (and  HEAR) the ceremony, not a giant ego
>fest by millionaire jerks!

 
 
 

Why is NBC doing such a lousy job?

Post by James » Sun, 10 Feb 2002 17:08:12

Quote:


>> Do Kaite and Bob have to talk through ALL the musical numbers?  Do we NEED
>> all this "explanation" of what is going on?

>I think that Katie and Bob jumped the gun a little bit and confused the
>opening ceremonies with the Macys parade in November.  It's probably the
>stress of working for NBC...it gets to you after awhile, you know.

Exactly.  They felt they needed to give a tidbit on everything.  They ruined
the opening ceremony.  
 
 
 

Why is NBC doing such a lousy job?

Post by USA USA USA!!! !!! ! » Sun, 10 Feb 2002 17:52:36



Quote:


>>> Do Kaite and Bob have to talk through ALL the musical numbers?  Do we NEED
>>> all this "explanation" of what is going on?

>>I think that Katie and Bob jumped the gun a little bit and confused the
>>opening ceremonies with the Macys parade in November.  It's probably the
>>stress of working for NBC...it gets to you after awhile, you know.

>Exactly.  They felt they needed to give a tidbit on everything.  They ruined
>the opening ceremony.  

they are from the "you are such an idiot, that you don't understand
what you are watching, so we will explain it to you in layman terms"
school of broadcasting... It sucks, but what can you do... again, you
have to watch the Olympics and try to block them out... turn down
volume (especially during commercials, since you don't want to support
this crap)... Meanwhile, say your prayers every night, and someday,
perhaps we will get broadcasting like ABC did in good old WIDE WORLD
OF SPORTS days...Till then, God is testing you...Good luck...
 
 
 

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Post by JeepGu » Sun, 10 Feb 2002 18:21:21

I could not agree with you more.  I was thoroughly disgusted with Couric and
Costas.  Shame on them for agreeing to babble on and on about meaningless
***when the majority of us just wanted to interpret the message in the
performances for ourselves.

Absolutely the worst Olympic coverage I have ever seen.  I have lost all
respect for Costas as well as the little shred of respect I had for Couric.

From this point forward, I will watch the coverage with the TV sound off!

JeepGuy
Dallas, TX


Quote:
> Do Kaite and Bob have to talk through ALL the musical numbers?  Do we NEED
> all this "explanation" of what is going on?  Also: the sound is terrible.
> They do not seem to have a single microphone anywhere near the musicians.
> Katie and Bob and that feeb Jim McKay have one each, but none for the
> orchestra or other players.

> What a pity.  Another magnificent Opening Ceremony RUINED by a network
> celebrity talkfest.  I want to see (and  HEAR) the ceremony, not a giant
ego
> fest by millionaire jerks!