Last weekend, while watching Olympic coverage early in the evening with my kids (before 8 pm), NBC corespondents discussed the recent fatal crash of Olympic luge athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili.
As they discussed the accident, they ran video of the accident (including the actual impact) and a close-up of his bloody face during resuscitation attempts. I'm no prude, but the entire room hushed in disbelief. I saw my family cringe, hide their eyes, and look away from the grotesque scene on the screen. I try not to assert too much opinion on Fridays, but I can't hide the fact that I found this disrespectful to this grieving family and totally inappropriate for family viewing. Totally.
Was the airing of this deadly video newsworthy or over the top? Give me your feedback this Friday...