NBC sets DVR for Olympics Opener
The opening ceremonies are my favorite part of the Olympics. As we speak the opener has begun in London. But we can’t watch the ceremony until 7:30PM. It doesn’t feel the same if it isn’t LIVE, but these days I rarely watch LIVE TV anymore.
According to theFW.com
The Olympic opening ceremony will be officiated by Queen Elizabeth II. It will feature the standard parade of nations, a cricket game, dancing nurses, farm animals (yes, really) and a closing song by Sir Paul McCartney.
Famous characters from British culture, including James Bond and Harry Potter, are expected to be incorporated into the festivities.
The $42 million spectacular will be directed by Danny Boyle of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and ‘Trainspotting’ fame.
The opening ceremony, which will air at 7:30 PM in the United States, is expected to last between four and five hours.
Bob Costas, Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira will host NBC’s broadcast of the event. Will you be watching?