Articles tagged olympics, nbc

21 Jan 2010 // 8:59 PM

Curse Ye, Orwell!

Orwell declared that there are “four great motives” for writing: sheer egoism, aesthetic enthusiasm, historical impulse, and political purpose. As for the rest of us...

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2 Dec 2009 // 9:00 AM

Holding Out For ‘Heroes’

Set an end date. Save the show.

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23 Nov 2009 // 1:05 AM

SEATTLE — The thriving black market for 2010 Winter Olympic tickets is a textbook case of supply and demand. The demand part is simple: Record numbers of

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The ‘Ol Crotchety One Kicks It Transatlantic Style

PopMatters sends its weekly culture columnist abroad, with hopefully a one-way ticket.

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20 May 2009 // 3:18 AM

ABC and NBC took opposite approaches to filling their 2009-2010 schedules, which launch in September. ABC announced Tuesday it will add 11 new programs to its

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5 May 2009 // 5:01 AM

After what is turning out to be another disappointing season, NBC is understandably eager to focus on next year. Monday afternoon, the Peacock network, currently

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4 May 2009 // 1:00 AM

There are plenty of reasons why Chuck is currently on the verge of cancellation. Its location on Monday nights leading into Heroes was supposed to

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12 Mar 2009 // 9:00 AM

‘Kings’-makers hope their NBC series gets royal ratings

Some television shows are easy to explain. “CSI” is about those who collect clues. “Law & Order” focuses on catching and prosecuting criminals. “Kings” is

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2 Feb 2009 // 3:05 AM

Where the heck were the “Deal or No Deal” models? During Sunday’s Super Bowl pregame extravaganza, NBC trotted out personalities from pretty much every

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16 Dec 2008 // 12:03 PM

To judge from the reactions, you would think that Conan O’Brien had been put in handcuffs and driven off to the courthouse on corruption

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10 Dec 2008 // 4:36 AM

NBC would like you to believe that its strange scheme to install Jay Leno in a weeknight show at 10 p.m. is a bold stroke

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16 Oct 2008 // 4:07 AM

It sounds like a sure blockbuster. Take a lush tropical setting, throw in pirates, cannibals, buried treasure, a couple dashing castaways, action, adventure, and, of

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25 Aug 2008 // 3:50 AM

Beijing Olympics end, and focus turns to London 2012

BEIJING—The most expensive and lavish Olympic Games in history came to a close Sunday as Beijing officially passed the Olympic flame to London, and

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BEIJING—The venues were great, the competition was exciting and no major international incident stained the Olympic Games that concluded here Sunday. Yet was that

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BEIJING - Seven years ago, when Beijing was awarded the 2008 Olympic Games, China set out to sow gold, following the old proverb that says, “To

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BEIJING - There’s a famous Chinese saying, first spoken by the old revolutionary Deng Xiaoping, that people here repeat all the time. It goes

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21 Aug 2008 // 9:00 PM

Beijing 2008

Gaming should have evolved a bit over the course of the last twenty four years.

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BEIJING—Television viewers around the world are tuning into the Beijing Games in record numbers, and it’s likely to fill the coffers of the

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20 Aug 2008 // 4:50 AM

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18 Aug 2008 // 3:18 AM

Time to clear the air: That’s not smog hovering over Beijing, swallowing entire office buildings like a mighty python. It’s just “a funny

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