Nelson Mandela: BBC News Director Defends Coverage

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December 09, 2013 AT 8:31 AM
The head of BBC News has defended his network's decision to disrupt regular-scheduled programming last Thursday to announce the death of Nelson Mandela, after 850 viewers complained the BBC devoted too much airtime to the event. Many of the complaints said the BBC spent too much time reflecting of the life of the man who became South Africa's first black president and not enough on news of the storms that battered Britain's eastern coast last week. The sitcom Mrs.