NBC chose to ignore both the story about the first out-Olympian, an Australian diver, and his partner who was in the stands. This, after making a big deal about heterosexual news among the athletes. I got the story from Yahoo and wrote and voiced it for FOX which was more than happy to take it. My first line: NBC PAID 900 MILLION FOR THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO BROADCAST THE BEIJING OLYMPICS BUT THEY COULDN’T AFFORD ONE SECOND FOR TOLERANCE.

(HONG KONG, SHANGHAI, BEIJING) JULY, AUGUST, 2008 – China suffocated dissent as Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt broke records to make the Beijing Olympics one of the greatest spectacles of the summer of 2008.


Bill Marcus covered the 2011 Japanese tsunami, the 2010 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, and the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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Bill Marcus is a business and technology reporter, a contributor to IDG’s Computerworld, and a host of the Think Further podcasts produced by Fred Alger Management. Based in Boston since early 2014, he covers New England for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and, between April of 2018 and April of 2019, wasRead More →

My teaching assistant in the first class I took when I returned to graduate school in the mid-90s, a Chinese woman still grieving her late dad, told me at the time she hoped religion in America would help her. In the end, it didn’t.

The spokeswoman attempted to escape the testy exchange by insisting that others would like to ask questions, but an American reporter came to Mr. Thomson’s defense. “I would have liked to hear the answer to that question, and I would have liked to have heard the answer to my question,” a freelance reporter for Fox News Radio, William Marcus, shouted.