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Anglo-American news television

Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit often brings us Anglo-American news. His latest report came via Jeff Jarvis, and featured 18 Doughty Street, the new British news network. We posted on 18 Doughty Street's birth on October 10, 2006. Now we hear it is planning on making a splash in the States:

On 18 Doughty Street, the network, Dale is making at least five hours of live TV a night, five nights a week from 7p to midnight and he’s about to expand into America with a deal to use the Arlington, Virginia, studios of the Leadership Institute, and an offer to use the Heritage Foundation’s satellites. So they will feature more American guests and will rebroadcast their shows so East-Coast Americans can watch from 7pm-midnight local time. . .

18 Doughty has nightly news updates, talk shows (one with bloggers), and hour-long interviews with politicians (even they are surprised they get to talk for so long). They are about to enable viewers — 100 of whom (including a deputy assistant secretary of state in the U.S.) were given video cameras — to upload pieces; the best will be aired each night.

As Glenn says, "Very cool."