BBC’s Nightly Public Affairs Show Will Complete PBS’s 11 p.m. Hour

By A.J. Katz Comment

Any trace of Charlie Rose on PBS appears to be gone.

The public broadcaster and the BBC announced today that Beyond 100 Days, the BBC World News nightly newscast, will fill the second hour of Rose’s old time slot, airing at 11:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m. ET on PBS stations.

The program will follow the recently announced Amanpour on PBS. It debuts Jan. 2, and will air Mondays-Thursdays. On Friday, a rebroadcast of BBC World News will be offered to PBS stations.

Hosted by Katty Kay in Washington and Christian Fraser in London, the half-hour show (full hour on BBC World News) showcases key news and policy makers in the U.S., alongside high-profile guests and BBC News reporters around the world. It closely examines the Trump White House, and its global impact, as well as other major international stories, including Brexit talks, German elections, and relations across Russia, China and the Middle East.

“The past year has been a time of upheaval in the western world, unparalleled in my career. I’ve been extremely proud to cover it all on Beyond 100 Days, and now I’m excited to bring the program to American viewers on PBS,” Kay said in a statement. “This program provides a unique global take on President Trump, Brexit and U.S. leadership around the world. I anchor from Washington, and my colleague Christian Fraser has the view from London. There is just too much happening—on both sides of the Atlantic—not to dedicate a whole program to this extraordinary time we are living in.”

“We are proud to bring Beyond 100 Days with its unique focus on the larger, global impact of what is happening in the U.S. and around the world to new audiences,” said Beth Hoppe, chief programming executive and gm, general audience programming for PBS. “Pairing Beyond 100 Days with Amanpour on PBS will give PBS stations a powerful hour of news and public affairs programming to offer their viewers.”

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