• Argentina's Manu Ginobili (5) waves to fans as he leaves the court after a quarterfinal round basketball game against the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Looking beyond the home team in Olympic basketball coverage

    NEW YORK (AP) — In Rio and any other Olympics, broadcasters are frequently criticized for a concentration on a home nation’s athletes that causes it to miss interesting stories involving others. Some of it is fair, much of it isn’t.

  • In this Aug. 10, 2016, image made from a video, Jim Van Horne and Norma Jean Wick, of Descriptive Video Works, narrate a volleyball match from the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the NBC studios in Stamford, Conn. For the first time in the U.S., NBC is airing the Olympics in prime time with additional narrators who simply report what’s happening on screen, a sort of closed captioning for the visually impaired. (AP Photo/Joe Frederick)

    How do the blind watch the Olympics? NBC helps them hear it

    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two people in a recording booth deep inside a Connecticut office park are helping millions of blind Americans feel part of the Olympics like never before.

  • From left, United States' Aly Raisman, silver for floor, and compatriot Simone Biles stand for their national anthem during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    While viewing numbers down, streaming is up for Olympics

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Costas’ studio interview with American gymnasts Simone Biles and Aly Raisman following their gold and silver-medal winning floor routines was cringe-worthy television.

  • In this April 28, 2012 file photo, John McLaughlin arrives at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington. McLaughlin, the conservative political commentator and host of the namesake long-running television show that pioneered hollering-heads discussions of Washington politics, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, according to the Facebook page for “The McLaughlin Group.” He was 89. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)

    John McLaughlin, host of confrontational TV show, dead at 89

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Aug. 16 reporting the death of John McLaughlin, The Associated Press erroneously identified McLaughlin’s partner in launching ” The McLaughlin Group.” He was Richard Moore, not Robert Moore. The story also erroneously reported that Moore funded the show’s pilot episode.