As Chris Chase mentioned earlier, NBC tape-delayed the airing of Michael Phelps breaking the world record for the 400m individual medley for the Mountain and Pacific time zones last night. Judging by the amount of comments and emails we received on this topic, Chris was not the only one unhappy with NBC's decision.
Reprieve seems to be on the way. It appears tonight that the race will be aired live for the entire country. While NBC has not confirmed this, Phelps' race, the 4x100 freestyle relay, is the last one in the schedule for the races that will be aired live. Last night, Phelps swam at the beginning of the 10 p.m. ET broadcast. To our Mountain and Pacific readers, please let us know about the broadcast timing. We are interested to find out if NBC decided your viewership is as important as those in the Eastern and Central time zones.
UPDATE: For some bewildering reason, tonight's thrilling race was not aired live for half of the country. We don't get it either. Let NBC know how you feel about this at email@example.com.
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