This website is no longer actively maintained
Some material and features may be unavailable
In the Newsroom

September 24, 2008
Twelve down and eight to go…

Ilaria Mignatti, Stanley Spiro and Marc Rosenwasser review the show’s rundown. Photo: Joseph Sinnott

Anchor Martin Savidge reports from Worldfocus’s newsroom in New York during the show’s rehearsals.

We are in the thick of rehearsals for Worldfocus…12 down, eight to go. The idea is when we do hit air Oct. 6, we will have actually been turning out the show for some time, feeling confident and comfortable.

Right now I’m feeling impatient.

It’s a shame you can’t see the shows so far — I believe they are really that good. Of course, we have the international news of the day, but it is our enterprise reporting and partners that will leave viewers with a real sense of seeing something different.

Already there are several stories that have left an indelible mark on my mind. The “storm monitors” of Nicaragua — an all female network of amateur radio operators — are the trip wire warning system of storms and hurricanes. The network of storm monitors  is just one element of a program that supplies safety on a shoestring, compared to the U.S.’s high-cost, high-tech warning systems.

Our signature piece in tonight’s rehearsal was a Worldfocus exclusive on how the rest of the world views America — a recurring theme on our program. Contributing reporter Martin Seemungal reported from Kenya, a nation that draws its deep association to America in part because of Barack Obama, and especially because of 9/11.

I could go on and on, but just believe me, we have so much to share. I can’t wait to sit down with you each evening and tell you what in the world is happening.

See you soon.

– Martin Savidge

bookmark    print


1 comment


Throughly enjoy your educational presentation of the news. Tired of the liberal slant instead of actual happening. Good luck.

Produced by Creative News Group LLC     ©2019 WNET.ORG     All rights reserved

Distributed by American Public Television