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New 6 part series will be crowdsourcing ideas from global audiences across social media platforms
New York, February 13, 2015 – BBC World Service and American Public Media’s Marketplace are joining forces this month for a special global co-production, Six Routes to Riches. The timely six-part series will explore how individuals from different countries and communities around the world are finding new ways to make money. Hosted by Marketplace’s Lizzie O’Leary, correspondents from both BBC and Marketplace will visit six epicentres of the changing global economy to meet the people who have ‘made it’ – and those aspiring to make it.
Please note a change in the schedule from Monday 16th February through to Friday 20th February at 1032 EST: a special series ‘How We Got to Now’
First aired: Friday February, 6 – 02:06 EST
Broadcast window: 6 – 12 February 2015
Program duration: 49 minutes 30 seconds (23 minutes & 26 minutes 30 seconds) or 59 minutes including the News Bulletins, billboards & promos
Please note: This is an extra edition of Newshour, but it will follow the BBC World Service program clock, not the Newshour program clock.”
Download availability on ContentDepot from Friday 6 February 07:30 GMT for 7 days
This February, Marketplace’s Sustainability Desk will air a one-month series called “Water: The High Price of Cheap.”
Please note a change in the schedule for this Saturday 31st January at 0532 ET a special documentary Mengele’s Twins’ their story of the horrific experiences at Auschwitz.
This extended edition of The Newsroom will carry live coverage of President Obama’s State of the Union Address. Read more
This weekend (Sunday, January 18) in BBC’s “Trending” there is an interview with a man who lost his job after being exposed on a Tumblr blog for racist comments. In the programme the ‘N’ and ‘S’ words are used (see details below).
In the aftermath of the murders in Paris, western journalists have responded by defending freedom of speech.
The killers of the cartoonists may have said that they were avenging their Prophet, but their crimes enabled Charlie Hebdo to sell millions of copies of an edition of the magazine featuring a cartoon of the Prophet on it. Why do millions of Muslims say that it’s blasphemous? What is blasphemy in Islam and how does that compare to other religions?
Anu Anand presents World Have Your Say at 1300 EST.
CARTOONS – YES OR NO?
Should media organizations publish the latest Charlie Hebdo cartoons?
Beginning Monday, January 19th, we will offer BBC Topline twice each morning and will expand the air window to 15 minutes. Over the coming months we will roll out additional BBC Topline update feed times.