Bloomberg Law
Jan. 25, 2022, 10:03 PM

Lawmakers Press NBC to Address Human Rights in Olympics Coverage

Laura Litvan
Laura Litvan
Bloomberg News

Two top Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are pressing NBC executives about how they will use the company’s coverage of next month’s Olympic games in Beijing to highlight China’s human rights abuses.

In a letter to Jeff Shell, NBCUniversal’s chief executive officer, and Gary Zenkel, the company’s president of Olympics and business, the lawmakers also are requesting answers to a series of questions about possible influence of the Chinese Communist Party and the International Olympic Committee on the network’s winter Olympics coverage.

“Given China’s history of censorship and government control, and the fact that the ...