NPR’s round-the-clock war coverage has some listeners restless. “You’re neither Fox nor CNN, and shouldn’t pretend or aspire to be,” writes one. But NPR ombudsman Jeffrey Dvorkin writes that NPR’s “normal” coverage may not resume for some time–and may really have ended Sept. 11, 2001.
“When real drama is going on in the world, people are less interested in watching the drama created in reality television shows.” The New York Times reports on how the Iraq war is affecting the reality genre.
“I got writers’ block. I had no ideas whatever. It was like a mild depression.” The Los Angeles Times profiles British television dramatist Andrew Davies. The conclusion of his latest adaptation, George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda, airs on Masterpiece Theatre tonight.
The “cover-all-sides style” of the BBC’s war coverage has brought “a steady fusillade of criticism,” reports Howard Kurtz in the Washington Post. Nearly 230 public TV stations carry BBC World, a global news broadcast.