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Broadcast Journalism, 5th Edition by Andrew Boyd

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INSIDE THE BBC WORLD SERVICE

18     The best of British

‘I remember being in the port city of Matadi [in the Democratic Republic of the Congo], in what was then an exceedingly dangerous time. With a British cameraman, I was holed up in a hotel, feeling urgently the need to know the situation elsewhere in the country, where a revolution was going on. “The neat trick,” he said, “would be to dial the Beeb.” We located an ancient short-wave radio. The BBC told us that the Congolese armed forces had threatened to shell and destroy a hotel in Matadi. It was the one in which we were listening to the broadcast. We left. The hotel was promptly shelled and destroyed. Naturally, I have since had a certain affection for the BBC.’

– CHARLES KURAIT, CBS ...

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