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A new goal

Amanda Farnsworth | 15:59 UK time, Wednesday, 8 November 2006

If you look up my old blog entries, specifically one I wrote about feeling conflicted about the Six O'Clock News being shunted off to BBC Two when big sporting events appeared, you will find it less of a surprise that I'm moving to set up a new sports news programme.

BBC One and Six O'Clock News logoThat means leaving the One and Six and going up a few floors in this building to the Sports department. It's going to be on BBC One and start sometime next year. I shall continue to blog and I will be starting a debate on the web to solicit your ideas as to what you might like to see on the programme once I get my feet under the table. I am leaving one of the best jobs (and more importantly best teams) in journalism and I must admit I got a little teary-eyed when I told the team this morning.

But change and challenge is generally a good thing. A BBC correspondent once said to me, if you see an open door you should push it and see what's on the other side.


  • 1.
  • At 05:39 PM on 08 Nov 2006,
  • Mark wrote:

"A BBC correspondent one said to me, if you see an open door you should push it and see what's on the other side."

Didn't you ever hear the tale about the lady and the tiger? Curiousity killed the cat. Look before you leap. The devil you know is better than the devil you don't know........

  • 2.
  • At 12:13 AM on 09 Nov 2006,
  • DG wrote:

is this to try and compete with sky sports news or something?

Best of Luck!

  • 4.
  • At 09:30 AM on 09 Nov 2006,
  • Belinda wrote:

Good luck with your new position!

Speaking of the new sports news programme...does this hopefully mean that sports headlines are being taken off the mainstream news?

  • 5.
  • At 06:54 PM on 09 Nov 2006,
  • Adam wrote:

I wish you the best in your new job, Amanda.

Just one tip: please don't move news off its proper slot just because there's some boring football match going on!

  • 6.
  • At 09:58 PM on 11 Nov 2006,
  • Samsuri Hunak wrote:

Are you going to be creating a sports news show in the style of Soccer AM's All Sport Show or is it a news styled show of the days/weeks sports headlines. If it's the latter can you make it like the fictional US show Sports Night as I think an actual show in this format would work very well.

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