As expected, with the PBS thing Amanpour has become a totally useless program when it comes to current developments and breaking news, if it comes outside of US. For 2 straight nights they are completely ignoring Brexit breaking news and focusing on same old US stories. Tonight it's even worse with a new movie about FOX boss Roger Alies being the top story and interviews covering it.
To be fair that was the case even before the PBS simulcast. The show has never really covered breaking news and has been overly US focused for quite a while (like with most CNN content). And some of the editions not focused on US news that I've seen really hasn't been hard-hitting affairs - interviews with Grace Jones and Shaggy instantly spring to mind as the sort of thing that'd be fine on Talk Asia but not the 'agenda setting' show Amanpour is supposed to be. The show does turn into a bit of an echo chamber too at times - it's not hard to tell Christiane's view on certain stories.
Amanpour feels like it should be a much better program than it is.
I presume the London stuff is all on-location today given the Brexit news. Have to say while Bianca Nobilo didn't hugely impress me when filling in on CNN Today, she was very good from what I saw last night reporting on Brexit. Rising star, that one.