Sir: Would somebody please explain to me why moving a television news programme, however worthy, from one part of the evening to another constitutes something approaching a national crisis?
I have read the agonisings over the move of News at Ten with growing incomprehension. Now I read in your leader of 6 March that "the ending of News at Ten ... is a real threat not only to our cultural life but to our democratic citizenship". Does that mean that I will not be able to vote in the next election, or that moving the news will result in Britain becoming a totalitarian regime? Or could it be that the media have become obsessed with their own importance?
PETER J SCHEUER
London NW11Reuse content