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Jamesypoo1,507 posts since 3 Apr 2005
Anglia (East) Look East
From the UK, it seems *so* foreign that a national news bulletin would essentially tour the country and be produced by different affiliates from one week to the next, no matter what the circumstances.

Not that odd really and if ITV or the BBC found themselves in a similar position the same thing happening here wouldn't surprise me, especially with ITV who over the years have pulled in various regional newsreader to cover the weekend bulletins. In the current situation moving the bulletin probably makes more sense than putting all the pressure on one affiliate to continue to produce it.


I'm guessing now it is an (enforced) choice to keep the CBS News Broadcast Centre closed with it being in New York.

You really think the BBC or ITV would delegate producing network bulletins to different regional newsrooms on a week by week basis? It's one thing bringing in regional presenters to cover, but quite another to send the bulletin on tour.

I would imagine they would decamp to a secondary site if for some reason NBH was out of the question - probably Salford or Birmingham if Westminster wasn't able to be used.
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Brekkie34,814 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
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Given the current situation you would rule nothing out. I absolutely agree the BBC would choose a second site in similar circumstances, but for ITV to not put all the pressure on one region rotating the weekend bulletins might make more sense, especially when you need to remember in this situation somewhere would be having to do the weekday bulletins too.

It does remain to be seen how long this goes on for over at CBS as you would think they'd cycle through the same handful of stations rather than going through all their affiliates, but it does seem as an organisation they are putting staffing concerns above the continuity of having it from the same affiliate, or small number of affiliates, every week.
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Mouseboy332,922 posts since 10 Feb 2014


It does remain to be seen how long this goes on for over at CBS as you would think they'd cycle through the same handful of stations rather than going through all their affiliates, but it does seem as an organisation they are putting staffing concerns above the continuity of having it from the same affiliate, or small number of affiliates, every week.


If this does continue, CBS will not go too far down the chain. I would imagine they would cycle thru a select number of top tier affiliates. They still have not even used the CBS O&O in Chicago. They certainly wont go thru all their hundreds of affiliates. Apparently WCBS-NY has moved back home, so I dont how much longer this will go on.
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james-20016,400 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Also noticed the ABC News app has vanished from Roku boxes and the channel store in the UK over the last few days, which is disapointing as I watched it a fair bit. They must have decided to geoblock the app, though the video stream of the ABC News Live channel through their website still works in the UK.
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headliner101191 posts since 18 Feb 2013
Westcountry Points West
By the way, Jonathan Karl of ABC News has appeared on NBC-owned MSNBC again. I won't pretend to know what's in these correspondents' contracts that would prevent or discourage it, but isn't it odd that he appears on rival networks for a direct interview?
DanielK3,494 posts since 1 Oct 2011
STV Central Reporting Scotland
By the way, Jonathan Karl of ABC News has appeared on NBC-owned MSNBC again. I won't pretend to know what's in these correspondents' contracts that would prevent or discourage it, but isn't it odd that he appears on rival networks for a direct interview?

In what context did he appear?

Katty Kay of BBC World News often appears on MSNBC's Morning Joe as a commentator.
DanielK3,494 posts since 1 Oct 2011
STV Central Reporting Scotland
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Kay's role is fine as I wouldn't think of BBC World News exactly as a rival to MSNBC. ABC News is a quite different.

Karl was on partly to promote his book but he was asked about his views today's news for quite a bit of time.

That happens fairly often, Emily Maitlis was in virtually the same situation when she appeared on GMB to promote her book.

If they came on to literally just promote the book, it would be a very short interview indeed.
Rkolsen3,301 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World News
By the way, Jonathan Karl of ABC News has appeared on NBC-owned MSNBC again. I won't pretend to know what's in these correspondents' contracts that would prevent or discourage it, but isn't it odd that he appears on rival networks for a direct interview?

I’ve seen other ABC persons on Morning Joe such as Cokie Roberts. I imagine the key thing would be is if they’re on air on a similar show at the same time - such as Jonathan Karl appearing on Today while GMA is on air.
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