So far, one thing that's impressed me with the BBC coverage is the sense of humor. Earlier, a reporter broadcasting from BBC Center announced that she had the Prime Minister there for an interview, and she pulled over the guy who imitates Tony Blair on Dead Ringers, a very funny sketch show. She did a fairly deadpan interview with him, as he fielded questions in his Blair persona.

There's also been a brief, in-studio interview with Ian Hislop, editor of Private Eye and a regular panelist on the satirical news showHave I Got News For You.

In the US, the humor is much more segregated--the main networks all do deadly serious election night broadcasts, even when there's no actual news for them to report.


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