>According to Western Horseman USET has been assured of *some* coverage
>of the equestrian events.
>Western Horseman quotes AQHA's Stacie Moriarty, "It is important to
>discourage readers from contacting NBC. By antagonizing the network, they
>actually may hurt the chances of equestrian coverage."
>If true, that's a pretty arrogant position for NBC...and an equally lame
>response from AQHA.
>I'm not sure what Stacie Moriarty meant about >antagonizing NBC. But
>it seems to me that the more requests for equestrian >coverage there
>are the better the chance of there being coverage. At >least then NBC
>would find out the equestrian events have an audience.
>just my two cents
Maybe they will be upset because they think they have already responded to
the equestrian viewers. In response to a lot of mail, NBC posted the
following on their web page a month or more ago:
"NBC Sports would like to clear up some recent confusion
surrounding the Equestrian coverage during the 1996 Olympic
Games. NBC has always planned to include Equestrian coverage as
part of the 170 hours we'll broadcast from Atlanta this summer. In
fact, the cross-country phase of the 3-day endurance team and
individual competitions will be shown in primetime on Tuesday,
July 23 and Thursday July 25. After that, we'll have coverage of
Equestrian continuing through the individual jumping final on the
final day of the Olympics, August 4. Thank you for your interest."
Point your web browser to
**http://www.olympic.nbc.com/sports/equestrian/index.html** for a schedule
of NBC's planned equestrian coverage.