Jul 31 2012

#NBCfail

#NBCfail: Network spoils itself again with nighttime promo. USA TODAY 

We're through three full days of the London Olympics and already finding it difficult to keep track of all the #NBCfail moments.

Missy Franklin, 17, won gold in the 100-meter backstroke on Monday, which NBC held for its prime-time tape delay.

Just six minutes before airing the race, NBC ran a promo for The Today Show, which led off: "When you're 17 years old and win your first gold medal, there's nobody you'd rather share it with. We're there when Missy Franklin and her parents reunite…"

Here's video of the promo.

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Jul 26 2012

Saved for Broadway

Dog Saved From Euthanization for Role on Broadway. abc NEWS 

Just hours away from being euthanized, a two-year-old mutt in Houston got her big break when an animal trainer recognized her star quality. Sunny, a terrier mix, was quickly adopted and flown to New York City to try out for the role of “Sandy” in the new Broadway production of Annie.

“Something about her picture appealed to me,” William Berloni, the animal trainer in charge of casting the role  told ABC News.

A world away from her previous hard-knock shelter life, Sunny now lives with Berloni and 22 other showbiz dogs on a 90-acrea estate in central Connecticut.

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Jul 26 2012

Summer Heat Brings Bugs

Record summer heat brings out the bugs. CBS News

Q. What can I do to reduce my risk of becoming infected with West Nile virus?

A. Here are preventive measures that you and your family can take:

Protect yourself from mosquito bites:

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