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Day 11: NBC’s LGBT Coverage from Sochi – 4 minutes, 47 seconds

During day 11 of NBC’s Olympic coverage of the Sochi Winter Games, the network spent 4 minutes, 47 seconds dedicated to Russia’s anti-LGBT “propaganda” law.

TIME DEDICATED ON Sunday:  4 minutes, 47 seconds
CUMULATIVE TIME DEDICATED SINCE COVERAGE BEGAN: 1 hour, 32 minutes, 13 seconds

NBC

Meet the Press
David Gregory segues from talking to the Olympics to gay marriage by mentioning LGBT issues in Russia in a question to Mitt Romney.
10:41:03 AM – 10:41:45 AM EST – 42 seconds
Click here to watch the segment on the Meet the Press website.

Meet the Press
NBC News correspondent Harry Smith reports on the changing landscape of gay rights in America and its acceptance on the world stage, and how Russia will tolerate the issue after the Sochi Olympics.
11:22:53am EST – 11:26:58am EST – 4 minutes, 5 seconds
Click here to watch the segment on the Meet the Press website.
 

HRC will be monitoring NBC’s coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games on the five official Olympics networks - NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, USA Network and NBC Sports – and we will track reporting on the anti-LGBT situation in Russia. For the full 17 day run of the Sochi Games, HRC will track Olympic programming around the clock and provide daily reports on the time they devote to covering the host country’s recently-passed “propaganda” law. 

Check back tomorrow at HRC.org/Russia to see how much time NBC devotes to the issue.  We’ll continue tracking and updating as more data becomes available.  Think we’ve missed something?  Let us know in a comment below.

Methodology: Through media tracking software and a team of analysts, HRC will be monitoring NBC’s coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games on the five official Olympics networks - NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, USA Network and NBC Sports – and we will track reporting on the anti-LGBT situation in Russia. Because Olympic events will air sporadically throughout the 17 day run of the Sochi Games, HRC will track all programming 24 hours a day and provide daily reports on the time devoted to covering the host country’s recently-passed “propaganda” law and the current situation for LGBT Russians. If you think we’ve missed a piece of coverage, please let us know in the comments below.  For more information on Russia and learn what you can do, visitHRC.org/Russia.

 

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