KUOW will air The Takeaway starting December 3.
When will The Takeaway air on KUOW?
The Takeaway will air Monday - Thursday from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. KUOW will insert live news from BBC and NPR as appropriate. The Takeaway continues to air on KUOW2 as a morning newsmagazine where it has aired for the last four years.
Why is KUOW replacing the BBC Newshour with this program?
Newshour is an excellent hour of mostly international news. Most of our listeners prefer a reasonable balance between national, international and local news. With The Takeaway we will be able to offer a better balance between these three categories. As noted above, we will air BBC news as appropriate. In addition, KUOW continues to air BBC Newsday, Monday - Thursday at 7:00 p.m., and BBC World Service every morning, 2:00 - 5:00 a.m. BBC World Service also airs 24/7 on KUOW HD3 for those who have HD radios.
What is The Takeaway?
The Takeaway is a one-hour daily newsmagazine hosted by John Hockenberry that features unique conversations about topics of the day with both newsmakers and diverse voices. The program includes content from producing partners at BBC, New York Times and KUOW. Listeners will be exposed to significant, lively and far-from-usual news perspectives. It is produced by WNYC FM in New York City and distributed by PRI in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Takeaway has been in production for over four years and is modeled after BBC newsmagazines which are done live and consist mainly of interviews between the host and guest experts. Funding for the program comes primarily from CPB, PRI, WNYC and stations. The Takeaway opening music is composed, produced and performed by Robert Malko and John Blanton.
Who is John Hockenberry?
John's first experience in broadcasting was as a volunteer at public radio station KLCC in Eugene, Oregon. John Hockenberry worked at NPR for many years in a variety of capacities including as a newscaster for All Things Considered and first host of Talk of the Nation. He also spent 15 years in network and cable television. During his time at ABC and NBC, he earned four Emmy Awards, three Peabody Awards, an Edward R. Murrow Award and a Casey Medal. Hockenberry has also been recognized for his pioneering online content. He hosts the award-winning public radio series "The DNA Files," is a weekly commentator for the series "The Infinite Mind," and currently sits as a distinguished fellow at the prestigious MIT Media Lab.
At NBC, he served as a correspondent for Dateline where his work ranged from an intimate portrait of a schizophrenic young adult, to an investigative piece that traced Internet swindlers in an international web, to the first and only interview with the brother of two of the 9/11 suicide hijackers. He also hosted two of
his own programs for MSNBC, Hockenberry and Edgewise.
Hockenberry was one of the first Western broadcast journalists to report from Kurdish refugee camps in Northern Iraq and Southern Turkey. During the first Gulf War, he reported from Israel, Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Iran. He also spent two years as a correspondent based in Jerusalem during the most intensive conflict of the Palestinian uprising.
He is a contributing editor for Metropolis magazine and has written for the New York Times, the New Yorker, I.D., Columbia Journalism Review, Details, Wired and the Washington Post.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, Hockenberry grew up in upstate New York and Michigan and attended the University of Chicago and the University of Oregon. He and his wife Alison live in Brooklyn with their five children, Zoe, Olivia, Zachary, Regan and Ajax.
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