Press: The Global Village Tunes In

U.S. broadcast news extends its reach to dozens of countries

Bobbie Battista, an anchorwoman for Cable News Network, is not exactly a household name in the U.S., but she is a celebrity in Poland. French, Italian and Japanese viewers now wake up to the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, while Australians fall asleep to the sound of Jane Pauley and Bryant Gumbel of NBC's Today show -- at midnight. Marshall McLuhan's oft-cited 1967 declaration is finally coming to pass: "We now live in a global village . . . a simultaneous happening."

No network exemplifies this vision more than CNN, whose service is currently available in 58 countries. When President...

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