It was perhaps the best opening ceremony I've ever seen, and I've seen them all since I was a child.
I liked the whole thing! I think the audience participation was wonderful! They cheered for all the countries (Iran not so much) but I thought each country got a grand welcome!
It was great to see the excitement on the athletes faces....I smiled back though they couldn't see me!
The program was marvelous! I loved every second of it: the skaters, puppeteers, dancers and singers were excellent. I loved the theme and enjoyed seeing the Native American and Pioneer theme done so nicely.
I got goose bumps when I saw the people chosen to carry the Olympic flag. John Glenn and Steven Spielberg..Desmond Tutu..it was amazing.
And I'm so glad they chose the 1980 Olympic Hockey team to light the flame! It was perfect. I was afraid they'd use someone in a non-sport area.
All in all, I was highly impressed.
EXCEPT! for Katie Couric and Bob Costas, get rid of them. They talked over each other and most of the time, they tried to tell us what we already could see on the screen. I did not care for that - but that was NBC not the Olympics..