Special Coverage: London Riots at 1:00

BBC World Have Your Say will broadcast live from Waterloo at 1:00 today and WFPL News will carry the coverage. BBC reporters will speak with Londoners about the riots, which have now spread outside the city. Prime Minister David Cameron is putting thousands more police officers on the streets to quell the disruptions, which erupted… Continue reading Special Coverage: London Riots at 1:00

Special Coverage of President Obama’s Middle East Speech Today at 11:20

President Barack Obama will speak later this morning on the United States’ relationship with the Middle East, North Africa and the Muslim world. NPR’s Alan Greenblatt says Mr. Obama is expected to “attempt partially to close the gap between U.S. ideals about democracy and its strategic interests in the Middle East and North Africa.” He… Continue reading Special Coverage of President Obama’s Middle East Speech Today at 11:20

Special Coverage Today: 12:30pm Update

Here are out coverage plans for this afternoon: 1-2pm: BBC World Have Your Say – with perspectives on the death of Osama bin Laden from newsmakers and ordinary citizens around the world. 2-3pm: NPR News Special Coverage – NPR’s Neal Conan hosts an hour of coverage from Washington, DC 3-4pm: BBC Newshour – a special… Continue reading Special Coverage Today: 12:30pm Update

Special Coverage of the Death of Osama bin Laden: 9:30 am Update

Special coverage of the death of Osama bin Laden continues today on WFPL. At 10 am, Diane Rehm will speak with Yochi Dreazen, the senior national security correspondent for the National Journal, and John McLaughlin, the former acting director of the CIA and a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins school of Advanced International Studies.… Continue reading Special Coverage of the Death of Osama bin Laden: 9:30 am Update

Special Coverage of the Death of Osama bin Laden: 6am Update

We’re offering NPR News special coverage of the death of Osama bin Laden this morning. NPR News has reporters fanned out across Washington DC, New York City, the nation and around the world. The main threads of coverage will be the covert military operation targeting Bin Laden – reported by Tom Bowman and Tom Gjelten,… Continue reading Special Coverage of the Death of Osama bin Laden: 6am Update

Live Coverage of President Obama Address on Libya at 7pm

We’ll air President Obama’s speech from the National Defense University in Washington, DC, on the US and NATO military operation against Colonel Gadhafi, tonight at 7 PM. Melissa Block will host the NPR News special. NPR’s National Political Correspondent, Mara Liasson, as well E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Matt Continetti of the Weekly Standard will join her for our coverage.

NPR News Special Coverage of Libya and Japan Today at 2pm

We’ll air two hours special coverage from NPR News this afternoon from 2-4pm on WFPL. The first hour will focus on Libya, three days after a US-led coalition began its military campaign to stop the government from attacking anti-Gadhafi rebels. From 3-4pm, we’ll consider the humanitarian crisis in Japan. NPR’s Neal Conan hosts the coverage.

Updates from Libya on WFPL This Weekend

We’re closely monitoring the events in Libya within the context of our regular weekend program schedule. You can hear updates in the NPR News on the hour, as well as on Weekend Edition, Weekend All Things Considered, and all night long from BBC Global News. In addition, as events warrant, NPR News will offer special coverage of the events unfolding in Libya. When this happens, WFPL News will interrupt the regular schedule.