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Re: Re: was who owns who, now News

I think the best bet most of us have for a genuine foreign perspective on the news is the BBC broadcast that many PBS stations carry. As far as national news, one of my ex-wives said that Jon Stewart's Daily Show had more relevant national news than NBC, ABC, CBS and [shudder] FOX combined. May not be precisely true, but very scarily close. As Frank Rich wrote in the New York Times, Brian Williams still seems to think the Michael Jackson trial in Santa Maria, California, is more important to the national interest than the gutting of Social Security in Washington, DC.

On Mar 10, 2005, at 2:43 PM, TeichFlora@aol.com wrote:

I know what you mean. I used to watch CNN International for the news since
it brought a more non-biased view of our news, as well as news from around
the world. Was interesting how much they brought that we never got to hear,
even relating to the US....not to mention the rest of the world. Or, things
that came out much later. Unfortunately they pulled the plug on having it as
part of our programming.....not sure if it is just here in Houston, or
I REALLY miss it though, I must say.

zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast

In a message dated 3/10/2005 11:02:46 AM Central Standard Time,
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

Just yesterday I found 30 minutes of bbc world news broadcast by one of
the PBS stations here. Even watched it for a bit. Amazing to find there
is a world out there! They only had 20 seconds on Michael Jackson's
trial, and several minutes on the proliferation of very large dams in
China. It was nice to see some different topics. I was interested to see
a piece, although not "new" news, on the planned relocation of 2.2
million Ethiopians (I didn't realize the total number was that large).
The soil on their farms (from 2 acres down to 1/4 acre) up in the hills
has become depleted, and even when the rains come they can no longer
grow enough food. So the government is relocating them to new land
(relocation is voluntary, but it's really move or starve). The person
the BBC was profiling was very pleased with his new land.

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