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NBC Olympic fireplace is fake

Feb 15, 20061 min
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Back to our Olympics coverage (don’t worry, no results will be revealed):

Turns out the fireplace that shows up behind Bob Costas on occasion is fake (shocker!). Is anything sacred? It turns out those city skylines behind regular newscasters are fake as well:

Russo compared NBC’s use of the fireplace to the city skylines often seen in the background of studio reports delivered by newsmen. They’re usually still pictures, not real camera shots.

We now turn off our sarcasm and return you to your regular scheduled programming.