Reportedly to show a Ryan Seacrest studio interview with swimmer Michael Phelps.
A new low in television, sports, and humanity.
Watch what NBC/Comcast didn’t feel like showing you here.
(Producer Matthew points out that Deadspin’s post, linked above, may have misidentified the aim of the memorial. But not its power, or its omission from the NBC telecast. More on the moving memorial hymn’s singer here.)
This is the most beautful segment of the opening ceremony and I am astounded that NBC cut it in place of that useless interview with Michael Phelps. Please watch this. This moved me beyond reason.