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Television's Treatment of the Olympics: Race for the Gold

September 25, 1988

The public wants to see the competitions and not NBC's announcers with their insipid, unnecessary comments about pins, T-shirts, the weather, etc., while the competitions take place and we see nothing.

Time and time again, NBC announcers told the story of the American boxer who was eliminated for being late. And talked about the weather and exchanged pleasantries . . . and the games went unseen!

It has been a great mistake to grant exclusivity to one network. I hope the IOC does not repeat the error in 1992 in Barcelona.

RAOUL HERMITTE

Tustin

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