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VOA Launches The Correspondents Show

Host Mil Arcega and Jeff Young, VOA's corruption correspondent, on the set of The Correspondents
Host Mil Arcega and Jeff Young, VOA's corruption correspondent, on the set of The Correspondents
VOA audiences worldwide are getting a behind-the-scenes look at the week’s top stories with the new TV program The Correspondents.

The news show is a weekly discussion of the latest breaking news seen through the eyes of VOA’s overseas and domestic correspondents, giving audiences a better understanding of what’s driving the story.

“The real strength of this show is that it provides a good cross-section of Voice of America’s reporting,” said executive producer John Walker. “We tap into a variety of reporting angles from our Central Newsroom correspondents, our language service correspondents and journalists here at VOA headquarters, to give our audiences a global picture of the week’s major events.”

Correspondents join host Mil Arcega (based in Washington) via Skype, telephone, or from one of VOA’s overseas studios. Arcega says The Correspondents goes beyond “a snapshot or a bird’s eye view of events."

“With this show, we give our audience the reporter’s perspective from the ground up, where most of us live,” Arcega said.

The latest episode of The Correspondents (which you can watch here) featured VOA Russian's New York correspondent Victoria Kupcheinetsky and VOA Ukrainian reporter and producer Tatiana Koprowicz, who weighed in on the Russian annexation of Crimea and the recently passed UNGA resolution that invalidated Russia's actions in the Black Sea peninsula. The show also focused on President Obama's recent announcement to significantly ramp up special operations forces in the search for war criminal Joseph Kony, with insight from VOA Nairobi correspondent Gabe Joselow and Africa 54 anchor Vincent Makori.

The Correspondents airs three days a week on VOA satellite streams to Asia, Africa, and Europe, on English radio streams worldwide, and is also available online.