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    Question 'CNN' and 'the CNN'

    "[i] Picked her up, came between the two vehicles," she said. "Saw him coming up the road, ducked so he wouldn't see me, as he was coming up this way I ducked, was still ducking and moving around their van trying to keep him from seeing me with that baby."
    Knowles said she knew if she wasn't careful, the gunman would target her.
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    Hi! Mod. Anglika once told me that it is not right to say BBC but the BBC in a thread I started. I tried to find the old thread of mine but I don't find it via the search function of the forum.

    I want to know why it is not right to use BBC but it is okay to use CNN. Isn't it right to say the CNN?

    Could someone please help me out? Thanks!
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    Re: 'CNN' and 'the CNN'

    BBC stands for "[the] British Broadcasting Corporation". It is the only one.

    CNN stands for Cable Network News.

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    Re: 'CNN' and 'the CNN'

    Hello Anglika,

    Thank you very much for your help. Now I understand.


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    Re: 'CNN' and 'the CNN'

    As it is also: the Australian Broadcasting Corporation - the ABC;


    12 Mar 2009 ... The ABC is Australia's public broadcaster. It produces national and local television, radio and online services.

    www.abc.net.au/ - 43k - 28 minutes ago
    and
    the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: Canada's national public broadcaster.
    www.cbc.ca/ -

    compare:
    mocoNews - CNN Sees Rise In Online, Mobile TV Viewing; Survey ... - 10 Mar 2009
    Ericsson (NSDQ: ERIC) and CNN have surveyed CNN's online audience and found that of those people with mobile internet 56 percent access online content while ...
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    Re: 'CNN' and 'the CNN'

    Hi David L.,

    Thank you for the similarities about the CBC and the ABC.

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