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FORMER BBC ANCHOR “ASHAMED” OF ITS CURRENT NEWS COVERAGE

December 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

One of the BBC’s most respected and renowned journalists has unleashed a torrent of criticism at the publicly supported broadcaster. Writing in The Mail on Sunday, former anchor and foreign correspondent Michael Buerk said that while he watched its coverage of the Queen’s Jubilee, “I was so ashamed of the BBC I would have wept […]

BBC JUBILANT OVER RATINGS FOR JUBILEE

June 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The three-day celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s 60th anniversary on the throne attracted massive TV audiences on each day, according to preliminary ratings figures. The BBC’s coverage of Sunday’s Jubilee pageant, in which the queen and Prince Philip proceeded down the Thames in the Royal Barge accompanied by a thousand smaller vessels, attracted 10.3 million viewers, […]

CRITICS LESS THAN JUBILANT ABOUT JUBILEE COVERAGE

June 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Television broadcasters in the U.K. came under withering criticism from several commentators today (Monday) for Sunday’s coverage of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee pageantry that included an estimated 1,000 boats accompanying the Royal Barge along the Thames River. In the Daily Mail, columnist Jan Moir remarked that “something died” during the BBC’s coverage. “It was the […]

MEN IN BLACK 3 A HUGE OVERSEAS HIT

June 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The overseas audience’s love affair with Will Smith appeared undiminished as Men in Black 3 took in more abroad in its second week than it did domestically in its first. The Sony film added $79.1 million to its foreign gross, which now stands at $275.4 million. Today’s (Monday) Hollywood Reporter noted that in Germany, it […]