Thursday, March 23, 2006

CBC foreign election coverage

What to make of this?

THE NATIONAL will broadcast live from Jerusalem, Israel from Monday, March 27 to Wednesday, March 29. Chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge and the CBC team will provide in-depth coverage of the March 28 Israeli Election.

It would be nice if our taxpayer-funded national broadcaster similarly covered the Ukrainian elections from March 24-26, since they're going across the ocean anyway. Not that the CBC has ever been interested in anything Ukrainian. I'd be surprised if they even have a single reporter in Ukraine, let alone Mansbridge and his whole entourage.

At least we have Simon and Valentyna from Montreal's Ukrainian Time there right now, and they'll do a better job of reporting on the Ukrainian election than CBC would anyway. Brilliant broacasting team we have in Montreal. Let's hope cyberspace will soon present an opportunity for more of us to enjoy their skills and talent.

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