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CBC local news: good idea, bad time

Check out this very interesting insider blog post about the CBC-TV schedule changes that are going to affect local news, and the “logic” behind them.

In case you haven’t heard, local evening TV news is growing from 60 to 90 minutes. But there’s a hitch. It’ll start at 5 pm and be over by 6:30 pm to make way for the blockbuster lineup of Coronation Street, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, a detail that was buried in the announcement touting the change.

Good on Howard Bernstein, a former Executive Producer of the Toronto CBC local TV news show in the 1980s, when local news was a serious commitment, for providing another forum for discussions like this.

Please feel free to submit comments or guest blogs here (anonymous or otherwise) about the changes coming to CBC and other media this fall.

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