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    Generalissimo Franco is still dead.

    On the topic of news, I really wish CNN or some other news channel would have the guts to fashion themselves as a US version of BBC News. If you've ever watched or listened to BBC World News, they really do cover much of the world news that is truly important. I find it silly that what is essentially entertainment news has taken over most of the major news networks.
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    Any news broadcast in which the content is in no small part driven by ratings is going to be a problem. Market forces, while very positive, aren't perfect. If the guy wants the high art version of a news broadcast, he needs to go to PBS.
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    Re: cnn...real classy

    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    Generalissimo Franco is still dead.

    On the topic of news, I really wish CNN or some other news channel would have the guts to fashion themselves as a US version of BBC News. If you've ever watched or listened to BBC World News, they really do cover much of the world news that is truly important. I find it silly that what is essentially entertainment news has taken over most of the major news networks.
    AMEN to this. BBC World is a fantastic source for international news, there's really no American news outlet that approaches it.

    Of course, the BBC has other outlets that delve into the trite and sleaze that American news organizations partake in, but they also know that there's a sizeable segment of their audience that are more interested in finding out about whether Anna Nicole has come back to life, or who got axed from American Idol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Any news broadcast in which the content is in no small part driven by ratings is going to be a problem. Market forces, while very positive, aren't perfect. If the guy wants the high art version of a news broadcast, he needs to go to PBS.
    I wish they had more than the NewsHour. I hardly ever watch PBS, but when I do it's typically the NewsHour. It's not enough, though, IMO, and I think PBS could be doing a much better job in this area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    Generalissimo Franco is still dead.

    On the topic of news, I really wish CNN or some other news channel would have the guts to fashion themselves as a US version of BBC News. If you've ever watched or listened to BBC World News, they really do cover much of the world news that is truly important. I find it silly that what is essentially entertainment news has taken over most of the major news networks.
    Yep, I read BBC when I want another slant that isn't wrapped in jingoism or ratings.

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