Mandela's also has the almost perfectly timed fade out from Mrs Brown's Boys.
The main problem with the coverage of Nelson Mandela's death was it completely took over the TV that night, while parts of the east coast were experiencing the worst flooding it had for years due to a huge storm surge. I remember Paul Hudson, Look North weather presenter, tweeting saying their update was delayed, and pushed back, and further back, and I don't think that it even made it air.
willing to respect or accept behaviour or opinions different from one's own; open to new ideas.
Isn't that what you should want from a news channel?
I was using it as a replacement for 'progressive', as is very common.
The regional news did get on that night, but it was the only place that mentioned the bad weather as the Ten was entirely devoted to Mandela. But as I say, they were very much making it up on the hoof, and had the death being announced earlier that evening, no doubt they'd have got the balance a bit better.
I was living in Cleethorpes at the time, which everyone was worried was going to be badly hit, and BBC News sent Ben Brown to report for the News Channel. Unfortunately for Ben, though fortunately for me, while there was quite a lot of flooding elsewhere on the East Coast, Cleethorpes was completely unscathed, so it was a totally wasted journey for him, while he missed playing a role in the coverage of the biggest news story of the year.
Some here criticised the BBC for not doing the same with the Capitol storming, as they saw it as massive news, and didn't think they gave it enough prominence featuring it among other stories. I would disagree personally.
With the Mandela death, they should really have extended the Ten and still run other stories (which considering the lateness of the breaking news, were probably already prepared). It isn't as if the Ten has a fixed end time, it seems to be extended at the drop of a hat.
BREAKING: Smoke rising behind Capitol building. Inauguration rehearsal appears to be evacuating. Emergency announcement playing at Capitol grounds. pic.twitter.com/86J9S8CsMY— Jackson Proskow (@JProskowGlobal) January 18, 2021
EDIT: Appears to be nothing major.
#DCsBravest responded to an outside fire in the 100 block of H St SE that has been extinguished. There were no injuries. This accounts for smoke that many have seen.— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) January 18, 2021
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It would appear to be footage seized from protestors’ own phones, now being presented as evidence.
Some harrowing scenes, TBH. AJE showing it uncensored, leading with an apology in advance “for any profanities which can be heard on our air”.