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NBC Slates Special Recapping Beijing Opening Ceremony

NBC will air “The Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony: TV Event of the Year” on Dec. 27 at 8 p.m.

The two-hour special, hosted by Bob Costas and Matt Lauer, will highlight the Opening Ceremony and the greatest moments of the Beijing Games. The special also will offer a brief look forward at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

The Opening Ceremony was directed by Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou, who is ranked No. 5 in Time magazine’s Person of the Year issue.