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On-air Drama: News Anchor told of Network's Sudden Cancellation Mid-broadcast

Last edited 11th May 2017

Geula Even, the anchor of an early evening news show on Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBC), was told during a live broadcast that her current show would be her last.

The broadcaster, which is being replaced by a new “streamlined” public broadcaster, was ordered to cease operations ahead of the expected schedule, anchors said.

“We are now getting breaking news, a statement in parliament,” Ms Even said, before trailing off.

“Actually, tonight will be out last news program,” she said, “so the rest of the program is irrelevant.”

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