NBC’s Korean Olympics coverage was bad in 1988, too

Awhile ago, I wrote about how bad NBC’s Olympics coverage this year was. Little did I know that this was the case during the Seoul 1988 Summer Olympics, as well:

Between comments by NBC’s Joshua Cooper Ramo praising Japan’s 1910-45 occupation of Korea during the Olympics opening ceremony, controversy over NBC’s incorrect pronunciation of PyeongChang and a Chicago TV station’s blunder mixing the city up with Chinese-American food chain P.F. Chang, the U.S. media has been criticized for its Olympics coverage. Though it is mostly forgotten today, NBC also angered Koreans during its coverage of the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

The whole piece goes on to meticulously detail a litany of disrespectful antics that occurred 30 years ago. How does NBC keep getting these contracts?