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BBC Radio Broadcast Originates From Durham

Posted January 30, 2006

— The city of Durham made history Monday morning.

WUNC-FM broadcast the BBC Newshour with Robin Lustig from the American Tobacco Historic District in the Bull City.

"It was a good opportunity to take the temperature of the U.S., to look at what's happening not in Washington, D.C. not in a place that everybody hears about every day, but outside of the capital in a state like North Carolina," Lustig said. "We've spoken with Sen. John Edwards, a man who is very well-known around the world and of course, comes from here, so there are good editorial reasons to come here."

The BBC has bureaus in Washington and New York, but it is the first time the program has originated from outside a BBC studio.


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