The ability of the CBC to wound itself, to find ways to alienate its audience, reduce its impact, sometimes even drive viewers and listeners away from its services, is a fascinating subject.
I refer to CBC management’s fiat to close down all local supper-hour news shows.
Now instead of the double-band, national plus local, all news will come from the one over-lit and superfluously hosted national studio, as remote as remote can be from the wide, diverse and scattered regions of this great country.
Just when local news in your own region (wherever that is) matters the most, CBC pulls it? Now more than ever, people need to hear what’s going on in their own communities and provinces from the very people, on-air and technical, they have come to know.
Toronto-centric news transmission is not a solution for the CBC; it has always been the problem.