Current affairs (news format)
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This differs from regular news broadcasts that place emphasis on news reports presented for simple presentation as soon as possible, often with a minimum of analysis. It is also different from the news magazine show format, in that the events are discussed immediately. Commercial current affairs are cheap to produce averaging at $14,000 per broadcast hour, compared to drama television that was well over half a million dollars per hour.
In Canada, CBC Radio produces a number of current affairs show both nationally such as The Current and As it Happens as well as regionally with morning current affairs shows such as Information Morning, a focus the radio network developed in the 1970s as a way to recapture audience from television. ;)
- Plans to increase prominence and appeal of current affairs programming, a BBC press release
- Morris Wolfe, Fifty Years of Radio, CBC Enterprises (1986), p. 36
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