Posted: 03 Apr 2010 Print Send a link
"Nearly two years after a nasty split, 'BBC World News' and WNET.org have made up. The weeknight newscast will return on Monday to WNET, Channel 13 in New York, where it will air at 5:30 p.m., and to its sister station, WLIW, Channel 21, which will broadcast it at 11 p.m. WNET.org, the parent company of the two public stations, announced in April 2008 that it planned to drop the BBC newscast, which WLIW also distributed to public stations nationwide, in favor of an in-house-produced international news program called 'Worldfocus.' At the time Neal Shapiro, the president and chief executive of WNET.org, criticized the BBC program for not presenting enough context for American viewers. But 'Worldfocus,' which had its debut in October 2008, was unable to find enough financing to keep going, despite strong viewer support." Elizabeth Jensen, New York Times, 1 April 2010. See previous post about Worldfocus.