BBC World News America
|BBC World News America|
Current BBC World News America title card.
|Presented by||Tim Wilcox|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||BBC News|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV),
Until 25 March 2011, the program was shown daily in a full hour format on BBC America and BBC World News, and for the first half hour (on tape delay) on the BBC News Channel in the middle of the night in the UK. On 28 March 2011, the program was reduced to a half-hour from the previous full hour. It is no longer shown on BBC America or BBC News Channel, and is now shown on BBC World News, and made available to PBS stations in the United States. On 31 October 2016, the program returned to the BBC News Channel after a five year hiatus. It currently airs on the BBC News Channel in the UK at 21:30 GMT.
In some instances, this program has been cut off on its hour broadcast to a few snippets because of a breaking news broadcast (e.g.: 2007 Karachi bombing). But in the case of the 2008 US Election primaries & caucus, the program has been extended to 3 hours (e.g.: 2008 Iowa Caucus) and even up to 6 hours (e.g.: 2008 Super Tuesday) and only being presented by one host. BBC World News America also covered the three presidential and the only vice-presidential debates.
Some American TV critics had criticized the program for following "the British way" although the program is more focused in the Americas, but Hartman stated that they value both sets of viewers since it was being shown worldwide.
|2017-present||Tim Willcox||Main presenter|
- Matt Frei (Main Presenter, 2007–2011)
- Philippa Thomas (Relief Presenter, 2007–2009)
- Katty Kay (main presenter, 2011-2017)
- Laura Trevelyan (relief presenter, 2011-2017)
BBC World News America has won several Peabody Awards. It won one in 2007 for White Horse Village. In 2010, BBC World News America was a recipient of a 69th Annual Peabody Award. The award given was "Unique Broadcast, Unique Perspective", and the show was described as "A nightly newscast like none the United States has ever had, it places our actions and concerns in a global context." It won another Peabody Award in 2014 "for dedicating the necessary resources and risking their lives to give the world an up-close look at the horrors of the Syrian conflict" in Inside Syria's War.
- "Week One Down", from Rome Hartman's BBC News blog
- 'Katty Kay Named Anchor of ‘BBC World News America’' - MediaBistro
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- 67th Annual Peabody Awards, May 2008.
- 69th Annual Peabody Awards, May 2010.
- 73rd Annual Peabody Awards, May 2014.