Aug. 8: Enduring the opening ceremony 

August, 8, 2008
08/08/08
1:21
PM ET
A new Olympic event: enduring the opening ceremony.

For four-plus hours, we gathered in our office just off the grounds of the Olympic Green, right near the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. We watched the event on Chinese TV. There were no commercials but tons of long, boring wide shots. I'm sure NBC will make it more watchable.

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