Before the Beatles took America by storm, Paul, John, Ringo and George were featured on BBC radio programs 53 times. Those Beatles performances, recorded between 1962 and 1965, have now been released. Jeffrey Brown talks to Kevin Howlett of BBC about his laborious search for many of these live, early, pre-Beatlemania recordings. Continue reading
China Central Television has opened a new broadcast bureau in Washington, D.C., and is now producing news programs in English for an American audience. Leaders at CCTV America say they uphold traditional journalistic values, but critics say the programs may look like news, but they really are propaganda. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading
Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, commander of the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan, painted an optimistic picture this week of the progress of Afghan security forces, but cautioned that there is still a long road ahead. Continue reading
North Korea’s national soccer team is something Gordon knows a lot about — it took him four years to be granted access to make his first film, “The Game of Their Lives,” a profile of North Korea’s 1966 World Cup team.
On Saturday, a new era begins for the BBC’s beloved science-fiction series, “Doctor Who,” the quirky and mysterious hero who time travels in a spaceship disguised as a blue police box, exploring strange worlds and occasionally saving the universe.
The debut of far-right British National Party leader Nick Griffin on BBC’s political-debate show “Question Time” launched protests, along with a debate over media freedoms. Continue reading
A heated debate over political extremism in the United Kingdom came to a head this week when the leader of the British National Party appeared on a BBC show. Continue reading
U.S. war planes killed the suspected head of al-Qaida in Somalia and as many as 30 other people Thursday in overnight airstrikes. The New York Times’ East Africa bureau chief discusses the target and the operation. Continue reading