You quickly learn the various terms of art when you're around the good folks on the Olympics broadcasting team at NBC Sports. For example, these are the Olympic Winter Games (and NOT the other way around) and tonight is the Opening Ceremony (not plural). Having said that by way of an excuse, my role as co-host to my friend Bob Costas will limit my post today.
A story we cover as a matter of course will demand our attention at the top of the broadcast tonight... the testimony of former FEMA Director Michael Brown on Capitol Hill. Combined with the fresh reporting of The New York Times this morning, it has dredged up some issues many thought were buried months ago, that is, unless you ask the 2 million displaced Americans, including those still waiting for a simple trailer to live in, having been promised one long ago by their government.
I had a brief conversation today with first lady Laura Bush, and we'll air the appropriate portions tonight. We'll talk about the politics in the capital currently, and the security surrounding this global event we're attending. We'll also give a preview of sorts of the people to watch during the start of the games. We hope you can join us from our indoor digs here in Torino tonight. It's actually Bob's studio, but we're happy part-time residents.