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It’s Official: ‘Worldfocus’ Launches Companion BlogTalkRadio Program

BlogTalkRadio just got a lot more worldly—and a bit more focused.

Beginning today, Worldfocus, the nightly news series that’s syndicated to PBS stations nationwide, debuts its companion program, Worldfocus Radio, here on BTR.


Martin: Now a regular in cyberspace.

Hosted by Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge, the half- hour show airs Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Tonight’s maiden edition examines the escalating war in Gaza, and its historic roots.

Guests include Ehud Eiran, research fellow at Harvard University, Ghassan Shabaneh, professor of international studies at Marymount Manhattan College, Wendy Pearlman, political science professor at Northwestern University, and Charles D. Smith, professor of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona.

Worldfocus was launched in October 2008 by WNET.ORG, the parent of New York City-based PBS stations Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21, and boasts a team of seasoned journalists and production professionals who tap the re- sources of reporters throughout the globe.

“Our partnership with BlogTalkRadio is a natural fit for Worldfocus,” WNET.ORG President Neal Shapiro tells us, adding that the news program is now “a true multimedia program that delivers online as well as on television.”

“WNET.ORG adds to the growing roster of major media brands hosting live, interactive programming on our network,” notes BlogTalkRadio Director of Programming Philip Recchia.

“We look forward to growing our relationship with the PBS flagship station.”


To watch Worldfocus online, or find your local PBS affiliate, click here.

To hear Worldfocus Radio on BlogTalkRadio, click here.