Opening Ceremony Beijing 2008 1

In the summer of 2008, China spent roughly one-hundred million dollars on the Beijing olympics opening ceremony. Whether the amount of money spent can be justified or not, the opening ceremony was arguably the greatest live spectacle ever performed in history. I have chosen the first ten minutes of the two-hour spectacle, the countdown, to begin my program Youtube: History Re-linked. The ceremony marks not only the beginning of the program but also the end-point of the histories in question.

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