Tag: British Broadcasting Corp

Prince Andrew and U.S. Prosecutor in Nasty Dispute Over Epstein Case

For four months, federal prosecutors in New York have been locked in a nasty public spat with Prince Andrew of Britain about what they say is his refusal to aid their investigation into allegations of sex trafficking and other crimes by the financier Jeffrey Epstein and his associates. In March, Geoffrey S. Berman, the United […]

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Coronavirus Meets a Drive to End Malnutrition in Africa

When I began reporting this article, before the pandemic, it was about an ingenious solution to a huge but hard-to-see problem: In many poor countries, most people get their grain from mom-and-pop local mills. But these mills don’t fortify their flour with the basic nutrients that children (and others) need. That solution, which is important […]

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How the Beleaguered BBC Became ‘Comfort Food’ in a Pandemic

LONDON — It may seem unlikely that a country known for being buttoned-up would turn to a man dancing in a multicolored unitard for reassurance and inspiration. Yet each morning recently, about 1.6 million people in Britain have been tuning in to watch Mr. Motivator, real name Derrick Evans, on a BBC program called “Healthcheck […]

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Review: In ‘World on Fire,’ War Is the Virus

PBS announced last summer that it would be showing “World on Fire,” so it can’t be accused of capitalizing on current events. Congratulate it instead on its good timing: a sweeping drama about people’s responses to the approach of a potentially world-destroying virus, in this case Nazism. “World on Fire,” a “Masterpiece” series (beginning Sunday […]

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Johnson and BBC Trade Jabs, as War on the Press Flares

LONDON — When Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivered a fireside chat last week to mark Britain’s departure from the European Union, he did not ask the BBC to tape it, preferring to use an in-house video crew. The BBC, in turn, refused to air his remarks on that history-making evening. It was a telling bit […]

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Tony Hall to Step Down as BBC Chief

LONDON — After leading the British Broadcasting Corporation for seven years, Tony Hall said on Monday that he would resign this summer, an unexpected announcement that made no mention of the gender pay-gap scandal that has dogged the institution in recent years. “If I followed my heart I would genuinely never want to leave,” Mr. […]

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Review: David Attenborough Is Back, and He Brought the Walruses

Listing the nature programs narrated, and sometimes written and produced, by the extremely industrious David Attenborough would take about all the space I have here. Just listing the major ones — the Frozen Planets, the Blue Planets, the Planet Earths — would be a stretch. Within the last year, he’s added 15 more hours with […]

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