Tom Brokaw Explains Canada to Americans

At the start of every Olympic games, there’s always an extended news piece – if you can call anything under 10 minutes “extended” – describing the host country to the viewers. The 2010 Winter Olympics is no exception, and in this video, NBC’s Tom Brokaw introduces American viewers to us, their neighbours to the north. In his voice-over, Brokaw says:

In the long history of sovereign neighbours, there never has been a relationship as close, productive and peaceful as the U.S. and Canada.

Speaking as the husband of a very lovely American woman and an employee (and most prominent blogger) of the Canadian subsidiary of an American multinational corporation, I’m inclined to agree.

3 replies on “Tom Brokaw Explains Canada to Americans”

I dunno – I thought Brokaw made the whole country sound like a subsidiary of an American multinational corporation. I mean, it’s lovely to talk about all the things that Canada and the U.S. have in common, but I would have thought Americans would be more interested in the many things that make us different.

It’s unfortunate that NBC has chosen to be petty about it and pull this video from YouTube. I wouldn’t mind if they made it clear where it was available from an ‘official’ source, but every search I conduct leads me to the pulled YouTube version.

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