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The Problem with the Olympics Broadcast

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The biggest problem with the Olympics television broadcasts over the next couple of weeks is that when you and I see them in the States, the events are long since over, they're history, they're not news they're "olds". While it's true that NBC is offering some events via live streaming online, there's a reason why you have that giant plasma screen TV in your living room - it's to watch TV, not your laptop.

If you lived closer to the Canadian border, you could've watched the opening ceremonies live this morning instead of the packaged and edited and canned and stale re-broadcast of them on NBC over 15 hours later tonight. That kind of accessibility to live broadcast of the games seems to exist in every industrialized nation other than the United States.