I've grown tired of NBC's over-dramatic human interest angle they push, but I guess any other network would do the same.
I'll watch it whenever I come across it on TV, but there's nothing demanding my attention. I'm actually more interested to see if/when clashes occur between Beijing and international visitors.
Yes, that's all NBC does with the Olympics. A lot of angle jibberish and less focus on the actual events.
I'm not all too excited about the Olympics, as I think the only time I could recall being excited about it was when the Olympics was in Barcelona while I was too young to remember when the games were here in 1984. The only reason why I'd be thrilled about the Olympics is if I happened to be in Beijing some time before or during the games but that trip is going to wait a while. It'll be interesting to see if the visitors make a big fuss about politics and Tibet at Beijing but I doubt it happens actually. The main concern about Beijing and China in general is that the government rather religiously monitors Internet activity and so if you're using your work laptop on the road, you might want to be careful what kinds of confidential docs you download.