Newsworld International (NWI), an emerging 24 hour news television broadcast, has recently captured our attention.
It provides an exemplary approach to news broadcasting. NWI is factual, diverse, and offers consistently balanced reports on international news. NWI refrains from pushing a distinct message to viewers and excels through its integrity and commitment to the whole story. It brings world perspective and provokes thoughtful responses to news items. In essence, Newsworld International presents a refreshing source for reliable, quality news.
NWI is available through various satellite and cable providers in the North American area. As for the origins of NWI, David Nayman, Executive Producer of NWI explains,
"NWI was initially created in 1994 as a unique 24 hour news network, offering Americans a global, comprehensive perspective on daily news. Since then, NWI has continued to grow in popularity and many viewers regard us as their 'number one source of international news.'"
Its main news program is entitled International News First, which broadcasts every hour on the hour, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This provides leading news headlines from around the globe, world business, sports and weather reports, and as previously mentioned, can be relied upon for its factual, balanced news and world perspective.
In addition to International News First, NWI also presents foreign broadcasts with simultaneous translations, from countries such as Germany, Japan, and Mexico. This gives viewers the opportunity to gain an awareness & appreciation of the significant news items broadcast by other nations.
Alongside the general headline news programmes, there are some excellent in depth analysis shows on air each week. Particularly insightful are Special Assignment hosted by Bill Cunningham, Up Close anchored by Jim Reed, and Hot Type with Evan Solomon.
Each week on Special Assignment, a prominent issue from a different country is examined in detail. Investigations bring unique observations, new facts and promote understanding of situations faced by people in various parts of the world. Bill Cunningham does a commendable job of producing clear & interesting commentary on the issues under review. The most recent episodes of Special Assignment have included the delicate relationship between Taiwan and China, a historical look at Iraq & Saddam Hussein, and the development & new challenges facing the European Union.
Complimenting International News First is the engaging, Up Close, which explores one key feature from the headline news every week. Up Close provides viewers with a chance to further consider & understand the significance of news items. One of the most recent episodes, for example, looked at the potential effects of the Bush Doctrine initiated after the tragedy of September 11th.
Finally, another entertaining programme well-worth viewing is Hot Type, hosted by Evan Solomon. Evan scrutinizes new books & magazines which have a topical news-related theme. The show undertakes interviews with some intriguing individuals where Evan uses his exceptional ability to evoke the interviewee's inner thoughts and ideas.
For anyone interested in diverse, balanced and factual global news, as well as insightful analysis into significant events taking place around the world, Newsworld International is an outstanding discovery.
If you are interested in finding out more about NWI or for information on how to subscribe, visit their website at www.nwitv.com or telephone their subscription service at .
In February, News Views will be starting a column featuring insights from NWI each week.