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NBC's Olympics director Bucky Gunts calls it quits
Bucky Gunts, a legendary director in sports TV, just announced on "Today" he is retiring from NBC.
He's directed the Olympics games in London for the network — this one's around about his10th — and as such has had more impact on every televised aspect of these games than any man or woman on the planet.
Gunts's games have caught some flak — much of it online — about some taped delays that angered various fans, though most viewers seem to have cared less. That's par for the course: NBC's coverage has been criticized, sometimes bitterly, for as long as I can remember, or certainly going tack to Seoul.
But there's simply no doubt these games have been a success for the network. Whether they actually make money for NBC — hard to believe they will — the ratings have been very good while Gunts will also likely get another Emmy nomination for his work here (he's scored several wins . . .)
Meanwhile, check out this recent Baltimore Sun interview. He addresses the complaints and much else.