One of the more enjoyable programs on radio and a favorite of mine: The CBS News 'Weekend Roundup' with Washington correspondent, Dan Raviv, (heard locally on KCBS).
If you like a comprehensive, beyond-the-headlines, dose of the news, particularly, international news, then this is a must-listen-to program. That was most evident this weekend as Raviv, whose journalistic background includes stints in London, Tel Aviv and now Washington, had a very compelling interview from Israel with fellow correspondent, Robert Berger, on President Obama's visit.
Moreover, it provided listeners who cherish candid and revealing news about the inner meetings involving Obama and Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. We got a inside tip, too, about the president's work to get the Israeli leader to restore ties with Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Erdogan.
It is radio at its best: a comprehensive breakdown of important news for people who like interviews, analysis, expert commentary and a breakdown of stories that are not covered as extensively in the local news domain.
Weekend Roundup is not limited to merely international news; it also deals with domestic stories and has a great deal of audio clips and the usual give and take with Raviv and the reporter on scene. If you want more bite and coverage this is a show that is worth making your radio constant.
Note: Mr. Raviv will guest on my radio show this Wednesday, from 2: 30- 3PM PT on KSCO/KOMY.
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