Sunday, August 12, 2012
My Letter to NBC Regarding the Closing Ceremony Debacle
I often start my days with the Today Show, and end them watching the late local news on my local NBC affiliate. Some of my all-time favorite shows have been on NBC. I enjoyed most of the last two weeks watching the Olympics. I even defended your choice to time-delay the Olympics.
However, what I witnessed tonight has made me and my family extremely upset. You decided to interrupt your coverage of the Olympic Closing Ceremonies to show us a preview of one of your new fall shows.
I find this not only in extremely poor taste, but an insult to the Olympics and to your viewers. My sister, who didn't watch any of the Olympics, re-arranged her work schedule tonight just to watch the Olympic Closing Ceremony with our family.
It makes me sad to think that I can't trust NBC to provide excellent coverage of any event again. Whether it's an awards show or the Super Bowl, how do I know you won't interrupt the program to preview a new show?
Bad move, NBC. You've lost a loyal viewer.
Salt Lake City, Utah