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Why does Huw Edwards need to be Live in Washington?

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    Posted by MumblesOspreyJack (U1736697) on Monday, 5th November 2012

    I have nothing against Huw, and I find his programmes and News presentation very good, but with everyone's budgets tight, why does BBC News continue to fly in a "big name" reporter for big events?

    Surely the Beeb's local US-based reporters, like Mark Mardell, can do the job by themselves and be talking to huw in London rather than to Huw in Washington who then talks to London.

    It must cost a fortune just on travel and accomodation. Our licence money that could be used far more widely and wisely across the Beeb.

    You have reporters all over the world BBC, You should use them fully.

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    Posted by Prophet Tenebrae (U5995226) ** on Monday, 5th November 2012

    A question perpetually asked and I don't think ever answered to anyone's satisfaction.

    If anything VAGUELY interesting happens, an aircraft carrier load of presenters seems to be airlifted to even areas one would assume had a large number of BBC people (like North America), presumably just so our fragile minds are never in danger of having to see new faces.

    What a joke.

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