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Day 6: NBC’s LGBT Coverage from Sochi – 9 minutes, 51 seconds


During day 6 of NBC’s Olympic coverage of the Sochi Winter Games, the network spent 9 minutes, 51 seconds of airtime on Russia’s anti-LGBT “propaganda” law.

TIME DEDICATED ON TUESDAY:  9 minutes, 51 seconds
CUMULATIVE TIME DEDICATED SINCE COVERAGE BEGAN: 1 hour, 20 minutes, 14 seconds
 

MSNBC


    Andrea Mitchell Reports
    Brian Moulton from the Human Rights Campaign grades the Sochi Games.
    Air Time: 1:41:00pm EST – 1:44:34pm EST – 3 minutes, 34 seconds
    Click here to watch the segment on MSNBC’s website.

    Andrea Mitchell Reports
    Figure skating gold medalist Brian Boitano discusses his trip to Sochi as part of a delegation for the Winter Games.
    Air Time: 1:48:45pm EST – 1:50:25pm EST – 1 minute, 4 seconds
    Click here to watch the segment on MSNBC’s website.
 

NBC


    XXII Winter Olympics
    American journalist, writer and magazine editor David Remnick joins Bob Costas to discuss the current state of the Games and how politics are influencing the day-to-day operations in Sochi.
    Air Time: 1:10:24am EST – 1:12:55am EST – 2 minutes, 31 seconds
    Click here to watch the segment on nbcolympics.com

    NBC Nightly News
    
Host Brian Williams interviews New Yorker editor David Remnick on Russian President Vladimir Putin.  
    Air Time: 6:45:35pm EST – 6:48:17pm EST– 2 minutes, 42 seconds
    Click here to watch the segment on the NBC Nightly News 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, visit HRC.org/Russia.

 

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