FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KCET DELIVERS SPECIAL COVERAGE OF CRISIS IN EGYPT WITH LIVE BROADCAST OF 'AL JAZEERA ENGLISH NEWS' TODAY AT 4:00 P.M.
Tomorrow KCET will Broadcast Al Jazeera Newscasts at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Los Angeles - February 1, 2011 - As protests and demonstrations in Egypt continue to make worldwide headlines, KCET brings viewers international perspectives on the historic unrest with a live feed of Al Jazeera English News today at 4:00 p.m. KCET is the only major Southern California broadcaster carrying Al Jazeera English News.
Special coverage begins at 3:00 p.m. with BBC World News, anchored by Mike Embley.
Coverage continues with the view from Israel at 3:30 p.m., Al Jazeera English News at 4:00 p.m., an encore of BBC World News with Mike Embley at 5:00 p.m., Japan's NHK Newsline at 5:30 p.m., and a live feed of BBC World News at 6:00 p.m.
Serving Southern and Central California as the country's largest independent public television station, KCET offers a full range of international news programming with BBC World News, Japan's NHK Newsline and, as part of its digital multicast channel MHz Worldview, Al Jazeera English News, RT News (Russia Today) and IBA News (Israeli Broadcast Authority). Today's schedule:
3:00 P.m. BBC World News (with Anchor Mike Embley)
3:30 p.m. IBA News*
60-minute delayed broadcast
4:00 p.m. Al Jazeera English News*
4:30 p.m. RT News*
90-minute delayed broadcast
5:00 p.m. BBC World news
Encore of 3:00 p.m. newscast
5:30 p.m. NHK Newsline
90-minute delayed broadcast
6:00 p.m. BBC World News
Programs denoted with (*) will air on KCET's MHz Worldview at their normally scheduled times. Please visit kcet.org/schedule for additional information.
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