This is a bit of welcome news. On Sunday at 1pm CNN is launching "Fareed Zakaria GPS", a one-hour show dedicated to covering international news. "GPS" in this case stands for "Global Public Square".
Zakaria, an editor at Newsweek, said he wanted to do the show to cover what's happening in the rest of the world, something he feels is being ignored on American news. He went on to say that there's a vicious circle at work - networks show little intrenational news because they think viewers aren't interested in it, but because viewers see so little world news, they tend not to be that interested when it is on.
I think I've said something similar a couple of times here. Seems like I'm on the same page as Fareed in another way - he said that he wants GPS compelling and not like a college lecture that you try hard to skip.
We'll see how he does this Sunday.
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