FROM Jonathan Tannenwald
NBC leaves many frustrated with lackluster Olympics coverage Year after year, NBC's coverage of the Olympics has been criticized by sports fans and others. The games in Rio are no exception. NBC has delayed broadcast of the Opening Ceremonies and major events, even though Brazil is only one hour ahead of the East Coast of the US. Some viewers there are angry, and those on the West Coast are feeling deprived and manipulated, as we hear from Johathan Tannenwald, a sportswriter for Philly.com . Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira give viewers a taste of the beach in Ipanema
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.