BBC America to cover conventions

'World News America' to offer live coverage

BBC America’s “World News America” team will be joining the Yank news nets in offering live coverage of the Democratic and Republican conventions.

Anchor Matt Frei and D.C. correspondent Katty Kay will be ensconced at Denver’s Convention Hall Aug. 25-27 and will attend presumptive nominee Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at Invesco Field on Aug. 27. They’ll then sit in on the GOP’s confab Sept. 1-4 in St. Paul, Minn.

The Blighty team will be joined in Denver by Ted Koppel, who’ll furnish special reports and big-picture commentary, and in St. Paul by Time magazine’s Mike Duffy.

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