Watch the Beijing 2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony at 7:30pm, August 8th (Friday night) on NBC 17
Thursday, August 7, 2008 2:51 PM
NBC will be broadcasting exclusively for the Beijing 2008 Olympics in the United States, for viewers in the Raleigh area who are interested in watching the 3.5 hour Opening Ceremony, you can tune your TV to NBC 17, or DirectTV/Dish NBC channel at 7:30pm Easter Standard Time, August 8th, 2008, Friday night.
www.nbcolympics.com will not broadcast the opening ceremony online but will have some games available online later on. Check on the above website for detailed listings and schedules.
Zhang Yimou, an internationally acclaimed Chinese filmmaker (Raise the Red Lantern, The Story of Qiu Ju, Hero, Curse of the Golden Flower) and one-time cinematographer, is the commanderr-in-chief for the Beijing 2008 Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
Among more than 80 state and government officials who plan to attend the opening ceremonies, are President Bush, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Israeli President Shimon Peres, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.