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Olympics Letters

August 08, 1992

I was not pleased with NBC's handling of the Olympic opening ceremonies July 25: bad camera angles, ranting commentators, too many commercials. This sort of butchering and commercialization of an event that happens only once every four years is inexcusable.

As a politically aware teen-ager and a writer, I consider it one of the most offensive forms of censorship to use the camera angles that were chosen for the opening ceremonies.

It did not please me to hear Bob Costas and Dick Enberg making stupid jokes in the broadcast booth. It annoyed me even further when one of them would tell us what would happen before it happened. Example: the giant silver ingot that became a Viking ship. One announcer told the television audience what it was before the oars came out! Thanks for ruining it.

TONY MONROE

Encino

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