Charles Moore Charles Moore

In defence of the Today programme

There is anxiety at the BBC, where the Cummings effect is thought to threaten the Today programme. If ministers are told not to appear on it, people ask how it can survive. Although a supporter of the Cummings frost towards the BBC, I feel it would be perverse if Today were the victim. It is well-edited, with a much wider range of subjects and attitudes than are displayed on PMWoman’s HourNewsnight, virtually all comedy shows and arts programmes, and many more.

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