And that’s the way it was: April 18, 1930

A day with no news

On April 18, 1930, during what was supposed to be the scheduled news bulletin, BBC Radio announced, simply, “Good evening. Today is Good Friday. There is no news.” Piano music followed for the remainder of the newscast.

Would that journalists now could exercise such even-keeled discretion.

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