[FoRK] RT? Seen it?

Stephen Williams sdw at lig.net
Tue Mar 8 10:01:36 PST 2011

According to the TV icon, they were on the National Geographic channel or something like that.


On 3/8/11 6:40 AM, Damien Morton wrote:
> Never seen them on TV, but they have a pretty big youtube presence, and
> their stories often make the front page on reddit
> On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 1:27 AM, Stephen Williams<sdw at lig.net>  wrote:
>> Funky.  For some noise while writing / coding, I left the hotel room TV on
>> a channel I'd never heard from called "RT".  No obvious other
>> identification, source, etc.  Speakers mostly had very good neutral English
>> (with only a too-long stretch on certain diphthongs), nominally US-ish with
>> a few mild European accents for segments.  Only after a long while did I
>> hear a an identifying accent in a short segment: Russian (non-profit) TV.
>> Apparently, it is sort of a Russian cross between BBC and Al Jazeera (with
>> a distinct CNN feel).  They actually showed a CNN screen shot at one point,
>> apparently to say that they are better.  The video and web site (
>> http://rt.com/ ) have high production values.  If there is any charter, it
>> seems to be to make Russia a safe, normal, profitable place to do business.
>>   Although in a segment on that subject, they mention a French entrepreneur
>> (rose florist/grower) having trouble finding people that want to work.
>> Interesting.  And funky.
>> sdw
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