More good stuff. Some CBC stuff is "bleeding-edge". Some is "ultra-orthodox professional journalism". I like the variety and the "price is
Strombo's "The Hour" has a next day "web-out" for their show in a couple of formats, I prefer WMP for most stuff:
- "street" enough to count as hangin'-ten, or as good as you'll get and still count as journalism in
a traditionalist sense.
CBC News' "Backgrounder" features are a great resource for historical context stuff, for instance I wanted to check out what's up at Bombardier,
so I looked on CBC's website and what I found was quite In Depth
and I learned a lot...
CBC's Radio services are "world-class" and I really enjoy the pieces they air from other public broadcasters from around the globe overnight on
CBC Radio One
For those who wish a more local flavour to their news the regional and local customizations that they have on the CBC website can tailor your news
scope to your liking... folks from "down-home" can dial-in the settings from anywhere they happen to be on the planet.
The CBC's Fifth Estate keeps knockin' 'em out of the park: This week a statistical anomaly in lottery tickets salespeople winning... illegally.
Last week it was breaking the Second Mole in the Toronto Terror conspiracy.
The best stuff on CBC this week (besides) Mercer, no, better than Mercer, was Stephen Puddicombe's report on his embed experience South of the 'Har
with our servicepeople. Uh, pretty interesting and moving stuff, interviewing during sustained incoming and out-going "larger than small arms" fire
while choking on dust and sweating duty and honour, all documented in a dignified and secure manner.
Truly "good" stuff... tax-bucks well spent, did a bunch to let me know more about what our best are facing. We have very, very good people and seem
to be carrying an increasing stress admirably well.
I still have some use for the BBC, Reuters, AP, CP, NPR/PBS, CTV, Global and CITY... but more and more I'm finding the CBC "portal" concept to my
liking. In fact besides Google, it's the site I find myself most "sticky" on.
[edit on 25-10-2006 by V Kaminski]