I admit it, one thing I don't miss for a minute from the US is the 24 hour news cycle. I find it silly, over the top, careless and one of the reasons why the US is so split down the middle at the moment.
Sure I can subscribe to CNN or BBC via my local Cable network. But I don't. Because I don't like them.
But there has to be some kind of middle ground, Sweden. Don't you think? Today a nuclear power plant exploded in Japan. This is the day after that terrible earthquake rocked the country. Today on Swedish TV? Skiing and gameshows.
On a Danish TV station we get there is on-going news coverage of the situation in Japan. They have cancelled all of their regularly scheduled programming.
In Sweden? It's still on the set news hours (I'm only guessing it's 6 and 10 because I get most of my news from the 'net anyway).
Sure, in the US they interrupt the regularly scheduled broadcast because Obama has the hiccups, but this? This might necessitate a rather longer interruption in programming, no?