Everything that is wrong with the new News at Ten in a nutshell : "The facts are on Google or any number of websites. We need to give you so much more than that." Not everyone is glued to online news sources. The facts are still a very good place to start in News reporting. We really don't need a US-style 'personality' culture in TV News.
The worry is that Bradby thinks he is talking normally... He really isn't... He still delivers Autocue with that dreadful random emphasis of random words, and in a way that is far from conversational.
And "The BBC moved into our slot, thus combining our heritage with its own. It was clever and, one might say, cynical."
Sorry - it ceased to be your slot when you, one might say, cynically abandoned it for "News at When"... You can't have your cake and eat it. You can't reserve a slot after you've vacated it. You went for advertiser money over public service.
The BBC had an issue scheduling post-watershed drama. Moving the Nine to Ten allowed them to run 60 minute post-watershed drama before the News. It solved a real scheduling problem for them - and means programmes like Doctor Foster get scheduled at a time people watch...
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