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CBC suspends local newscasts during COVID-19 pandemic

Media | 03/19/2020 4:28 pm EDT

CBC/Radio-Canada has temporarily suspended its English-language local TV newscasts in all locations bar the North, as it opts to consolidate programming into one national news program during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement on Wednesday, the CBC’s general manager of news Susan Marjetti said the consolidated newscasts at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. would integrate journalism and coverage from its specialty news channels, local CBC stations and its The National program.  In the statement, Marjetti said “extraordinary times require extraordinary measures.” “We are needed now more...