I watched the coverage of the Parade of Champions on both ABC and CTV and I have to say the ABC coverage paled in comparison to CTV's coverage. In particular, when Bourne and Kraatz did their program Dick Button and Peggy Flemming never said a word about their program nor did Dick mention anything about B&K's accomplishment in being the first North American ice dance couple to win the World title in ice dance. All he could muster was "how nice for them to end their career with the gold medal." Bourne and Kraatz not only won the gold medal they also broke the stronghold the Russian and European ice dancers have had on the ice dance discipline for years. They paved the way for other North American ice dance couples to be taken seriously by the judges. Anyway, I enjoyed CTV's coverage much better. Debbi Wilkes, Tracy Wilson and Rod Black were gracious to ALL the skaters. Sometimes Dick Button irks me!!
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