Sunday 31 January 2016

Paper reviewers

It's Rogers galore on this morning's BBC Breakfast paper reviews. There's Roger Johnson doing the presenting (alongside Naga Munchetty) and the Very Reverend Rogers Govender doing the reviewing.

So far Rogers has agreed with the PM that ethnic minorities aren't given the opportunities they deserve and that the nation needs to do something about it, and both Rogers and Roger have been worrying about refugee children. ("It's a real worry", said Rogers. "It's shocking, isn't it?", replied Roger. The BBC man continued, "Someone saying at the end of last week, 'Just imagine it's your children' these poor things who are all alone.")

The Very Reverend Rogers Govender rounds off this month's list of weekend BBC Breakfast paper reviewers. Here's that list in full:

Sat 2/1/2016 - Zia Chaudhry MBE, barrister
Sun 3/1/2016 - Helen Pidd, Guardian
Sat 9/1/2016 - Paul Horrocks, PR consultant
Sun 10/1/2016 - Michelle Harrison, TNS (market research)
Sat 16/1/2016 - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
Sun 17/1/2016 - Rev Sally Hitchiner, chaplain, Brunel University
Sat 23/1/2016 - Dr Victoria Honeyman, politics lecturer
Sun 24/1/2016 - Laura Janner-Klausner, Senior Rabbi, Movement for Reform Judaism
Sat 30/1/2016 - Simon Fanshawe, writer
Sun 31/1/2016 - Very Rev Rogers Govender, Dean of Manchester

As ever with the BBC, this list shows the BBC being very careful to be 'diverse': There are ethnic minority guests; the number of men and women is scrupulously balanced; and all three of the main monotheistic religions (Christianity, Judaism and Islam) are represented. 

You will also notice the prominence of Guardian journalists.

All in all, it's a nice, safe, liberal-minded collection of people - perfect for BBC Breakfast viewing.

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