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On NBC, Akram Khan loses out to Ryan Seacrest during Olympics opening
On NBC, Akram Khan loses out to Ryan Seacrest during Olympics opening

Viewers who tuned into NBC's telecast of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games got to see plenty of pomp and spectacle. But the time-delayed broadcast on Friday was missing a crucial segment -- a dance tribute created by British choreographer Akram Khan. NBC edited out Khan's sequence and replaced it with a segment featuring Ryan Seacrest interviewing swimmer Michael Phelps. Khan later said during a press conference that he was "disheartened and disappointed" by the decision. "I was really shocked and horrified and would like to know on what grounds the American media can make that decision," he said. Khan, who is one of the most...

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