Wake up to BBC World News & Al Jazeera 7 Days a Week

Bangladeshi migrant workers who recently crossed into Tunisia from Libya walk in a United Nations displacement camp | Getty Images

In response to the escalating situation in Libya and other countries in the Middle East, KCET continues to offer its viewers unmatched international news.

Starting Monday, March 6, KCET will air an hour of international news starting at 6:00 A.M. with BBC World News, followed by a half-hour Al Jazeera English newscast at 6:30 A.M.

We believe the morning news hour will provide intelligent viewers an alternative to the tabloid-driven nonsense passing as "news" on local television stations.

The morning newsblock will be seen seven days a week.

An Al Jazeera English half hour newscast will also air weeknights at 11:00 P.M.

Additionally, KCET continues its three hour international news lineup in the late afternoon, from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.:

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  • 4:00-4:30 P.M. Al Jazeera English News (Live)
  • 4:30-5:00 P.M. IBA News
  • 5:00-5:30 P.M. BBC World News (encore of 3:00 p.m. newscast)
  • 5:30-6:00 P.M. NHK Newsline
  • 6:00-6:30 P.M. BBC World News (Live)
  • 6:30-7:00 P.M. Al Jazeera English

We've been able to quickly respond to the crisis in the Middle East thanks to KCET's partners at BBC News, Al Jazeera English, NHK Japan, and MHz Networks. But none of this is possible with the continuing support of our other partners - KCET viewers.

We need your financiual support to continue to air these programs. Please call 1.866.523.8200 or donate right now at kcet.org.

Thank you.

About the Author

Bohdan is Vice President, Broadcast, Syndication, and Program Development for KCETLink.
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