BBC World News Comes To My TV

BBC-world-newsBBC world News HD has been added to our cable lineup on Uverse in Irvine. I’ve spent the last few weeks bathing in its deep pool of content. This is not another CNN, Fox News, MSNBC. No! This is real news.

A friend of mine who’s roamed the globe the last few decades says the Beeb has its biases. No doubt. I’ll take that in return for actual news content.

For much of America the unrest in Kiev, Ukraine has just become visible. kiev firesIt’s been front-and-center on BBC since I’ve been watching. So have protests in Thailand and Argentina.

The unrest in all three of these Second World nations threatens to topple their governments or at the least remove their effectiveness to actually control what’s going on.

These are important stories, but stories not heard here where the conventional wisdom says viewers don’t give a crap about foreign news. That’s how you’re viewed–disinterested in anything outside the states.

Shouldn’t we know what’s going on around us? Can’t we be trusted to view stories which give the news context?

Getting the BBC is good news and bad news. The good news is I have less Benghazi, Bridgegate and Piers Morgan. The bad news is, real news is still thinly watched in America.

4 thoughts on “BBC World News Comes To My TV”

  1. I watch the BBC on Comcast from time to time. I think AT&T is behind times. They offers Uverse where I live, but after seeing their channel line-up, I thought to myself, no way would I change cable servies.

  2. CPTV used to broadcast the BBC news at 6 a.m. (ET) and I would watch while getting ready for work. Amazing how much news they put in and how little fluff. Fluff has its place, but it should be ‘dessert’ not the main course of the broadcast. I think of Walter Cronkite and Huntley and Brinkley and remember how it used to be 30 minutes of news. I miss the information. Probably why I still get at least one newspaper every day. They’re filled with fluff as well, but you can usually find the news in the small articles hidden around the fluff.

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