BBC’s US 08 Election Bus makes its way through Dallas today, so be on the lookout for journalists with accents asking locals probing questions. The cadre has already filed a report from this morning: “How the residents of Dallas are being tempted out of their cars.” (Psst, it’s about DART.) The full BBC press release is after the jump.
The BBC USO8 Election Bus Tour heads to Dallas
Interview and photo opportunities
The British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) USO8 Election bus arrives in Dallas on Sunday, 21 September for the ninth stop on its 38 day tour across America.
Journalists from BBC World Service radio (English, Central Asian, Hindi and Urdu services), BBC World News television and BBC online will spend Sunday and Monday reporting to the world from Dallas.
On Sunday, from 11am, the BBC team will attend the morning service at The Cathedral of Hope – the world’s largest gay and lesbian church.
On Monday, from 7am, the BBC bus will pull up at the DART’s Parker Road Station. The BBC wants to hear from commuters about how the rising cost of fuel has affected their daily travel plans. Reports will air on BBC World Service’s ‘Newshour’ program.
Following this, at 12pm, ‘World Have Your Say’ – BBC World Service’s interactive, global news discussion program, will broadcast live from Dallas. Host Ros Atkins will sit down with local residents to talk about the evolution of politics in America and around the word. They will examine whether the traditional notions of ‘left’ and ‘right’ have become meaningless and whether voters are now far less emotionally tied.
The BBC US08 Election Bus Tour is travelling from LA to New York, across 16 states, over 38 days. It is reporting to the world what Americans want from the coming election and what the rest of the world wants from America.
Programming and reports from the BBC US08 Election Bus Tour can be found on BBC World Service English and 12 BBC World Service language services (Persian, Vietnamese, Spanish, Arabic, Kyrgyz, Hindi, Urdu, Pashtu; Albanian, Russian, French and Swahili), BBC World News, BBC America, BBC News TV, BBC Arabic TV, Radio 1, Radio 5 Live and online at www.bbcworldservice.com/talkingamerica