JEFF JARVIS LOOKS AT 18 DOUGHTY STREET:
On 18 Doughty Street, the network, Dale is making at least five hours of live TV a night, five nights a week from 7p to midnight and heâ€™s about to expand into America with a deal to use the Arlington, Virginia, studios of the Leadership Institute, and an offer to use the Heritage Foundationâ€™s satellites. So they will feature more American guests and will rebroadcast their shows so East-Coast Americans can watch from 7p-midnight local time. Dale is amazed â€” as am I â€” that no one has done this in America and if he werenâ€™t busy in London, heâ€™d make that American network. Someone surely will.
18 Doughty has nightly news updates, talk shows (one with bloggers), and hour-long interviews with politicians (even they are surprised they get to talk for so long). They are about to enable viewers â€” 100 of whom (including a deputy assistant secretary of state in the U.S.) were given video cameras â€” to upload pieces; the best will be aired each night.