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Welcome to news watch. One viewer objects to our TV news betrays the
older generation. It's the jests that people over 60 are only fit
for the bowling green. Why are people subjected to this kind of
stereotyping imagery. BG executive of Barclays fell on his knife in
the wake of the interbank interest rigging scandal. The BBC's business
editor has called on to shed light on the resignation on the news at
Ten. But there was not much light around. Several people talk to
Twitter one wrote : someone else For some news watch viewers the
problem was not one of lighting but excessive coverage. The with thing
that Barclays Bank was the only game in town and Syria and
everything else do not exist. ITV was full of Syria and issues of
wider interest. But will the BBC was interested in was Bob Diamond.
Bob Diamond, Bob Diamond, Bob Diamond. I have had nothing else
but Bob Diamond. Talk about firewalls and smoke screens. Let us
get the reporters out there to give us some news. Bob Diamond may have
lost his job but George Entwistle gained one. He has been chosen to
when Britain's biggest broadcaster. The new Director General of the BBC
will be George end world's -- and was off. It is a good idea to spell
the name of your new boss correctly. It is Entwistle without the letter
H. At the moment the name was being announced, the incumbent was
sitting alongside other broadcasters. With the man hired as
his side's right-hand man. The idea is to combine the Channel's
currently available on free view with online content from the
Internet. The BBC has invested �10 million with ITV and Channels 4'
and five with other channels chipping in. Critics wonder it the
service to lead from a shed will start two years ago has missed the
boat. The chief executive joins me now. What is in this for viewers?
Why should they buy your box and what will they get? Wiki think it
is a fantastic product. It is very easy to use. It gives you live
television. It combines them with all the catch-up services of
broadcasters you have mentioned, BBC and ITV. And on demand material
from the Internet? We have now TV, a new service from Sky on the
platform as well. For example, what if I want to see last Thursday's
Newsnight can I do it with the new box? This is all on your main
living room TV. The same guide you with your cat to find programs
tonight, you can go backwards to last night's TV and press OK on the
program you want to watch. It is on demand. How far can you go back?
Seven days or a month? It is up to the individual broadcaster. The ITV
is for seven days. But the BBC has made desert island discs available
for the 80 episodes. Is it not a rather expensive box? It is just
under �300. The does give you the ability to pause and rewind and go
for it. It is high definition and a great catch-up service. It is
cheaper than similar boxers. Faure combination of reasons, the actions
of the regulators, you are two days later and technical problems. Is
that a problem, have you missed the boat with this product?
perspective is that it is a unique product. We are setting the pace
rather than borrowing. You are correct, we have absorbed some of
the delays. When we put the product in front of journalists and media,
was very different and they thought it was exciting. The BBC has
invested �10 billion of money. Is it a good deal for licence payers?
The BBC has consistently invested in future technologies. It has a
good technology off backing winners like free view and I player. This
is the third in that series. The competition has increased. Although
you are launching before the Olympics, would it not be better to
have a run before the was momentum before the Olympics rather than
getting it into the shops just before the flame goes down the
street? Every chief executive wants to do things faster. Given that
there are 12 million people watching previews and rejecting pay
television, this is a great arc great for them. Thank you more of
your comments. We got closer to explaining how matter attains its
mass. It is present through the cosmos through stars and the planet
Earth. Some call it the God particle. Without it, the Universe
would not exist. Now and has detected the particle until now.
follow the reporting of this story across Wednesday and detected an
It was not irrelevant. Another viewer was concerned about the
relevance of the news that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting
a divorce. It was the top story in the world news section of the BBC
Online app. A viewer wrote that this was ridiculous. Another viewer
This week the BBC launched a season of programs about ageing called
when I am 65, which I am. It has the older generation depicted on
news programs, not well according to 68-year-old Jan. She e-mailed us
this year saying news at Ten showed a clip of pensioners playing indoor
bowls, leaning on sticks with frames at the ready. This is unfair.
Not all bowlers are pensioners, and not all bowling pensioners have
backsides the site -- sizes of the Another news watch viewer shares
these concerns. He came to us today to explain why. The was a news item
on the news at six about pensioners. It was accompanied by footage of
people playing bowls, old geezers playing bowls. Curly-haired woman
playing bingo. My feeling was that this was an easy option to
illustrate people of a certain age. I think the BBC, not just the BBC
could do better and be more creative. The dream of a happy
retirement without money worries seems further away than ever.
can find something to illustrate people over a certain age these
days in a better way. It suggests that people, once they pass 60 are
only fit for the bowling green or the bingo parlour. People my age
are doing all sorts of things. They are walking, going to Vegas and
playing the tables, or supervising. Not sitting in a corner waiting to
die. Pensioners are under pressure from higher food and energy prices.
A more imagination could be employed. There is a lot about not
stereotyping and stigmatising certain elements of society. Why
are pensioners subjected to this kind of stereotyping imagery?
you for your comments. Next week we will be discussing the choice of
panellists an audience on the BBC One discussion program Question
Time. He may have seen Johnny Rotten on the Thursday night