It was the mistake heard around the world -- 26.5 million viewers tuned into the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Rio only to see the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia called "Macedonia" by NBC anchor Matt Lauer, who then proceeded to claim it was the home of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great.
Words matter and facts matter. That's why need your help to set the record straight.
As you know, for decades officials and groups in Skopje have embarked on a campaign to co-opt Hellenic culture, whether it's renaming their airport "Alexander the Great Airport" or erecting statues of Alexander the Great and Philip II all over Skopje. We need to fight back, and that begins with setting the record straight.
Please take two minutes right now and sign on to our letter to NBC officials, Matt Lauer and others demanding an on-air correction:
Click here to sign on to the letter
Thanks for all you do, and we'll keep you updated on this advocacy action.