RIP Nodar Kumaritashvili was noticed:
Networks’ use of luge video draws criticism
Callers especially upset by airing of crash during opening ceremony
By David Bauder
updated 5:01 p.m. ET, Sat., Feb. 13, 2010
NEW YORK – NBC and other networks were criticized Saturday for broadcasting the disturbing video of a Georgian luger who died after flying off the track and slamming into a steel beam during an Olympic training run.
NBC said callers complained and Twitter was aflame with disgust. Much of the criticism centered on the network showing the footage at the beginning of its coverage of Friday’s opening ceremony for the Vancouver Games, even though video of Nodar Kumaritashvili’s death aired on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening news programs.
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The story “could have been told perfectly accurately and well without NBC’s ‘Faces of Death’ moment,” blogger Dana Pico wrote.
I is so proud!