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itsrobert6,223 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Granada North West Today
Yes - but having watched News 24 since 2000, I can say with some certainty that such an "interview" wouldn't have happened in years gone by. It was far more serious back then. But isn't that more of a commentary on modern life than it is BBC News? Practically nothing can be completely serious and high-brow any more. Like it or not, but most TV programmes now cater for the lowest common denominator.
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itsrobert6,223 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Granada North West Today
The fact he's interviewing a puppet ??? On BBC News. Do you need more evidence? Are you seriously suggesting that 10+ years ago BBC News 24 would have interviewed a puppet? That's dumbing down enough for me from a world-renowned broadcaster like the BBC. But like I say, that's the times we live in for you.
itsrobert6,223 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Granada North West Today
And to be honest, it's pretty obvious what drives stuff like this - it's merely clickbait for social media outlets. It will appeal to people who like that silly sort of stuff. I don't believe for a minute that this interview was done on merit. I guess it succeeded though as we're all talking about it.

I'm not saying I agree one way or another - but I think it's hard to argue that stuff like this is not symptomatic of a general dumbing down of television, regardless of the channel. This interview would have been fine on something like The One Show - but BBC News?
SW27 posts since 28 Feb 2017
HTV Wales Wales Today
Problems tonight on The Papers. The curved paper graphics were floating on top of the desk (rather than on the side of the desk) and no other graphics were shown.

Would have thought they’d have a back up of using the screen.
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SuperSajuuk189 posts since 24 Feb 2018
STV North Reporting Scotland
There was problems with the graphics yesterday on one of the Papers episodes with Reeta, in which the camera was stuck on the guests for a very long time, causing Reeta to corpse slightly, before the camera just switched to her and no graphics. Was worse for Lukwesa as autocue seemed to be faltering and getting stuck too.

Couple that with the VT playback problems from earlier in the week, and it seems like the heat is breaking elements of the system and preventing things from working properly. Think the News Channel should just go to basic presentation and nothing fancy until the system gets back to normal operations!