Updated to include some readers comments on June 20, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. PT.
NBC aired the "Pledge of Allegiance" during its introduction to coverage of the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament on Sunday, June 19, 2011, cutting out the words "under God," the Washington Post reports. The network later aired an apology, the story says.
Below is the video of the "Pledge" as NBC aired it.
Here’s the on-air apology by Dan Hicks, as reported in the Post article:“We began our coverage of this final round just about three hours ago and when we did it was our intent to begin the coverage of this U.S. Open Championship with a feature that captured the patriotism of our national championship being held in our nation’s capital for the third time. Regrettably, a portion of the Pledge of Allegiance that was in that feature was edited out. It was not done to upset anyone and we’d like to apologize to those of you who were offended by it.”
Here’s the video. As some of our readers have commented, below, NBC also excluded the word “indivisible and "one nation" the second time at the end (but not the first time).