NBC Sports Apology for Pledge of Allegiance Edit

During the NBC Sports broadcast of the U.S. Open golf tournament this Sunday, the network aired a montage of images during the reading of the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance.  A portion of the pledge was edited, which included the phrase "one nation, under God."

NBC Sports issued an apology on air during the broadcast, which is reprinted here:

"We began our coverage of this final round just about three hours ago and when we did it was our intent to begin the coverage of this U.S. Open Championship with a feature that captured the patriotism of our national championship being held in our nation's capital for the third time. Regrettably, a portion of the Pledge of Allegiance that was in that feature was edited out. It was not done to upset anyone and we'd like to apologize to those of you who were offended by it."

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