: I just got home from work at 12:30 am (1:30 am EDT) and turned on the Games
: to see the US women's volleyball team against Japan. As the second game
: ended, NBC returned to the studio for an interview with swimmer Gary Hall Jr.
: Not caring much for interviews, I turned to see what ESPN was up to. They
: were giving live coverage of an explosion in the Olympic Village fif***
: minutes earlier. They even played a tape of the sound of the explosion as
: they were bradcasting live at the time. As is my standard procdure with big
: news, I turned quickly to CNN. They were talking with one of their reporters
: who had been in the vicinity at the time of the explosion. Both cable
: stations explained quickly and concisely that there had been an explosion,
: that there were no signs of fire or smoke, that the area was being evacuated,
: that emergency vehicles were on the scene, and that there were some injuries.
: I turned back to NBC, who I figured should have a camera on the scene. What
: were they showing?
this is where people who don't have cable get discriminated against.
i watched the gary hall interview with great interest, and when nbc went
to the commercial [being the guy that i am] i bounced around the abc and
cbs affiliates. the cbs affiliate was showing "married with children"
[bleah] and the abc affiliate had rush limbaugh on. i watched rush to the
commercial and went back to nbc, fully expecting to see the end of the
women's volleyball match...and there are lampley and storm, "breaking" the
news of the blast.
i didn't see cbs pick up the news of the blast for another ten minutes at
least, and i never saw abc break in. i was gonna post and commend nbc for
finally doing something right.
of course, i should have known better.