US Election coverage

The big thing this week was the election of Barack Obama. Sue and I, like many others, watched the election coverage on tv. We started out watching our local tv station – Global. But it was not long before we switched to BBC Canada. Somehow these landmark events need the cultured tones of a Dimbleby.

For anyone who grew up in the UK, the BBC is an automatic accompaniment to any big event. Probably that is true outside of the UK too. The BBC is far more global than our own Global TV will ever be.

It is one of those things that I miss from the UK – the BBC, good news coverage and good newspapers. Our local tv can be very folksy. Watching one of the news anchors being made up for halloween is a recent example of our news programming. What else was going on while Steve was being dressed up and having his make up applied?

As to the election result, so far I have not met anyone who is disappointed. Obama seems to be as popular north of the border as he is south of it. He has his work cut out for him, but we are all, it seems, ready for the change he promises.

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