For NBC, it's goodbye, Beijing; hello, London.
The torch is out, the drums are stilled, and the network is off to Britain for the next Summer Olympics -- and a new set of challenges.
On the plus side, it won't face pressure to examine British politics or similar criticism for its shilling willingness to take everything in China at face value. And on the negative? Start with a far less adaptable time difference, which means you can begin rehearsing your prime-time tape complaints right now.
What should NBC do to prepare? Here's a 2012 to-do list: