http://www.mediaite.com/tv/nbc-cuts...uring-opening-ceremonies-for-american-viewers (video in link) According to a report on Deadspin, NBC’s broadcast of the Olympic opening ceremonies lacked a crucial portion of the performance – a nearly six minute long tribute to the victims of the 2005 7/7 terror attacks which occurred less than one day after London was selected to host the 2012 games. It was a rather significant and emotional moment in the opening ceremony, coming just before the parade of nations—and it wasn’t aired in the United States. Instead, viewers were treated to a lengthy and meaningless Ryan Seacrest interview of Michael Phelps. NBC regularly excises small portions of the opening ceremony to make room for commercials, but we’ve never heard of them censoring out an entire performance—especially to air an inane interview. We’ve asked NBC why they didn’t air the tribute, and if they get back to us we’ll let you know what they say. In the meantime, enjoy the performance everyone else in the world saw. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/28/nbc-victims-tribute_n_1713527.html?utm_hp_ref=tw NBC Hit For Editing Opening Ceremony Segment Seen As 'Victims Tribute'