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To Show An Olympic Death, To Mention Technical Glitches, To Be Happy That The Weather Plays Havoc With TV Schedules – Already The Vancouver Olympics Are Leaving Their Mark
Philip M. Stone February 16, 2010 Follow on Twitter
The tragic death of the Georgian luge athlete cast the first real Olympic soul-searching in global newsrooms – they had the video, should they show it? Many terrestrial TV newscasts had him coming down the slope but when tragedy was about to strike most cut away – on Britain’s commercial ITV news, for instance, the anchor said it was “too upsetting” to see.

 

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