The Newsroom

C4 renew deal with ITN through till 2010

Jon Snow remains as anchor (April 2006)

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EJ
EJNutz
BBC WORLD posted:
This thread has started me on a long think about C4 News....

I am sure that Jon Snow is the longest serving main anchor of C4 News, but your post Brekkie Boy, started me on thinking of all the others who have been main anchors on the programme.

I recall that Sissons was the pioneer, when the programme (and the channel) was launched back in 1982. (Does anyone else remember the clipboards and lack of desk, revolutionary at the time)??

I can recall Alastair Stewart, Zeinab Badawi, Nicholas Owen and Alex Thomson as main anchors (plus several other secondary presenters who deputized...)

But, have I missed anyone out from the list of mains?

Also, who was the politician who famously ripped off his mic and stormed out of the studio whilst being interviewed live on air by Sissons?

I wish ITN's C4 News was available overseas. It is indeed a highly credible offering from an otherwise "now plain" ITN.


Was it John Nott
IS
Inspector Sands
BBC WORLD posted:

Also, who was the politician who famously ripped off his mic and stormed out of the studio whilst being interviewed live on air by Sissons?


Michael Heseltine

(John Nott walked out on Sir Robin Day)
NG
noggin Founding member
Jonathan H posted:
josh205 posted:
If there getting a new state-of-the-art Newsroom, is this a inkling of a state-of-the-art studio maybe?


In what way is the studio not state of the art?


Well the programme is still shot 4:3 ...
LO
LONDON
I believe they are capable of 16:9 output, but it was not part of the clause in the 4 contract, i know when the new look was unveiled last year the titles were designed in 16:9, so they may switch eventually. The only problem is that they may have to crop certain international stories to 14:9, due to avalibiltiy of equipment, so they may have decided to wait until it was readily available throughout the world, before changing, gradually more and more news output is being shot in widescreen, meaning i expect Channel 4 to switch to widescreen in the next couple of years.
BR
Brekkie
LONDON posted:
meaning i expect Channel 4 to switch to widescreen in the next couple of years.



I think alot of us expected that about six years ago!

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