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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, […]

BRITISH M.P. CHARGES HACKING SCANDAL IS BEING COVERED UP

June 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Tom Watson, a Labor Party member of Parliament, charged on Wednesday that Scotland Yard was attempting to limit its investigation of illegal hacking of voicemails conducted by Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid News of the World. Speaking in the House of Commons, Watson charged that former Prime Minister Tony Blair was among numerous politicians and celebrities […]

CAN U.S. NETWORKS AFFORD THE ROYAL WEDDING?

March 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After incurring heavy costs with their coverage of the uprisings in Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia as well as the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disasters, it’s unclear whether the broadcast networks and cable news channels will be willing — or able — to devote the kind of resources to the wedding of Prince William and Kate […]