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BFGArmy327 posts since 15 Jan 2018
London London
Speaking of refreshes, I haven't really watched the European morning slot regularly but when I see it at the weekend the cityscape backdrop they use seems to have been tweaked - darker blue and orange then it was before. Has it been like that for a while?

Also, has Amanpour moved to New York? Not sure if it was ever officially confirmed but most of the advert seems to have been filmed from New York and more often than not when I tune in the show seems to be in New York.
excel991,457 posts since 3 Jan 2009
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Amanpour - or at least Christiane Amanpour's parts of the show - still comes from London usually. The press release for the show going to an hour/on PBS permanently confirmed Christiane Amanpour was staying in London.

The advert I think you are referring too is from the relaunch week when the show did come from New York. I guess now the show is on PBS permanently and has PBS production involvement, there will be more times the show comes from New York than in the past, whilst still retaining London as it's 'home'
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Justin387 posts since 9 Oct 2014
BBC World
Jim Acosta anchoring The Situation Room is a breath of fresh air tonight. Fine, it's still all Trump politics heavy, but the show flows more naturally when presented straight - without all the unnecessary hype and melodrama Wolf brings.


The show is certainly better when Wolf's not there - Briana Keilar is normally pretty good when she stands in.

The whole show is over the top though - the tacky headlines, the dramatic music. the show seemingly always beginning with breaking news and that's without getting to Wolf 'Stand By, Everyone' Blitzer and his emotionless, shouty delivery.

I mean as an example the absolute state of this TOTH - you want to lie down in a darkened room once it's finished.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PL7CEM2Lik


It's getting more and more absurd. It's non-stop Trump "Breaking News" from hours ago which is blitzkrieging it's way through anything else. The first international report in the "situation room" comes 45 minutes in and it's still framed as "rare rift between Trump, Putin". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di_fuUdh3Yk

I'm also really disliking the forced monologue summary at the TOTH after the headlines, it's truly unnecessary and clearly doesn't work for a stone-faced presenter like Blitzer.

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New Zealand isn't that far away!
bakamann949 posts since 26 Apr 2008
BBC World
I noticed that CNN World Sport presenter Christina MacFarlane is presenting the news yesterday from Atlanta. Are they reshuffling some presenters, like what they did to Don Ridell before?
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London Lite10,378 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
I noticed that CNN World Sport presenter Christina MacFarlane is presenting the news yesterday from Atlanta. Are they reshuffling some presenters, like what they did to Don Ridell before?


She was also presenting weekday lunchtime editions of World Sport from CNN Center as well. Back to normal from London now.
BFGArmy327 posts since 15 Jan 2018
London London
CNN really don't help themselves at times. News breaks of Theresa May's departure but instead of rolling with that they instead have Christiane Amanpour doing a 15-20 minute interview with a US senator and talking about US healthcare.

I'm sure when it gets to QMB they'll do a good job as the CNN London team have been great in recent weeks (Bianca Nobilo deserves a special mention) but if a show like Amanpour means CNN can't react to major international news that's a big issue
London Lite10,378 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London


I'm sure when it gets to QMB they'll do a good job as the CNN London team have been great in recent weeks (Bianca Nobilo deserves a special mention) but if a show like Amanpour means CNN can't react to major international news that's a big issue


I'm surprised Bianca doesn't get more CNN Talk cover. Hannah Vaughan Jones or Isa Soares seem to be the main deps for Max.
bakamann949 posts since 26 Apr 2008
BBC World
CNN really don't help themselves at times. News breaks of Theresa May's departure but instead of rolling with that they instead have Christiane Amanpour doing a 15-20 minute interview with a US senator and talking about US healthcare.


Ever since Amanpour became a full-hour show, that show is rarely pre-empted, even if she is doing some different takes for the "Amanpour & Co." version.
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