Lord knows, there are times when the BBC is a frustrating service. And then there are times when one is thankful for the Beeb given the alternatives out there. Consider these screen grabs, taken at 11.35pm UK time this evening. (Click on each for a larger, clearer image if you like. The point is that the BBC has the big news front and centre and the others, er, don't.)
UPDATE: At 1.35am, UK time, neither Fox nor ABC has Solzhenitsyn's death prominently featured on their frot page.