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KCET Offers Morning International Newscasts

KCET

OFFERS INTERNATIONAL NEWSCASTS EACH MORNING

BEGINNING

ON MONDAY, MARCH 7

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Los Angeles - March

4, 2011 - KCET expands its international news offerings with the addition of a

daily one-hour block of morning newscasts beginning on Monday, March 7, with BBC World News, airing Monday through

Friday at 6:00 a.m., and Al Jazeera

English News
, airing daily at 6:30 a.m. Encore broadcasts of BBC Newsnight will air Saturday and

Sunday mornings at 6:00 a.m. The move continues KCET's commitment to providing

international news from some of the world's most respected newsgathering

organizations.

In response to

the uprisings in the Mideast, KCET began airing Al Jazeera English News on February 1 as part of an international

news block from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. The programming consists of BBC World News (5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.)

and NHK Newsline (5:30 p.m.); Al Jazeera English News (4:00 p.m. and

6:30 p.m.) and Israeli Broadcast Authority's IBA News (4:30 p.m.). In addition, KCET now airs Al Jazeera English News live at 11:00 p.m.  

"KCET is

offering international news three times a day in response to growing audience

demand," said Bret Marcus, KCET Senior Vice President and Chief Content

Officer. "With what's going on in the world right now, that diverse reporting -

from BBC, Al Jazeera Live, NHK and IBA-- is vitally important to our viewers. KCET

is pleased to bring our audience another access point with early-morning

broadcasts of BBC World News and Al Jazeera English News."

KCET is the

only major broadcaster in Southern California offering Al Jazeera English News, which can also be seen on KCET's multicast

digital channel MHz Worldview. Schedules are available at kcet.org. 

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