Live from New York! Had a very good meeting with NBC in NYC about production opportunities in Ireland. Also had the pleasure of meeting Jimmy Fallon, an absolute gentleman who’s very proud of his Irish heritage.
I didn’t think it was possible for NBC to disgrace itself more than it did by deciding not to show the tribute. But they did so in spades with this explanation. Can you imagine the BBC opting to cut out a tribute to 9-11 at a future Olympics held in the States because it wasn’t “tailored for a UK audience”? If that happened, suffice to say the switchboards at BBC Broadcasting House would have blown a fuse.
I’d already given some thought to not watching the Olympics after NBC’s epic fail. But this explanation clinches it.
Thought you might be interested in this rip-off spot! This is the trailer (top) for the new NBC series Revolution; Check out the post-apocalyptic cityscape at 1.05. Look familar? It’s taken from the CGI short (above) you posted on Broadsheet previously – Ruin (from 20 seconds).