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  • Stuart Cosgrove, the channel's head of nations and regions, said: "The term 'metrocentric' is fashionable short-hand for the imbalances in broadcasting, but it can often obscure the real challenge.


  • In addition to winning three Tony awards, Mr. Harnick is also one of the few songwriters to win a Pulitzer Prize for drama, which he did at the start of his career for that most metrocentric of musicals, "Fiorello!"

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  • My metrocentric pride was wounded as I admitted to myself that, in equivalent spaces in New York, we'd probably be sub jected to Muzak.

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  • For reasons known only to the city's booking agents, Ms. Kilgore almost never appears in New York; for her to do three shows at Feinstein's for the second July in a row is, for her, a veritable whirlwind of metrocentric activity.

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  • It says much about Hixy's anti-metrocentric mindset that he is willing to charge the same sort of prices at his Oyster

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  • BROADCASTING chiefs have condemned Channel 4 for being "hideously metrocentric" and ordered the station to quadruple the amount of cash it spends north of the border.


  • The commission's final report says: "We think Channel 4 has to go further in developing as a truly UK-wide rather than metrocentric broadcaster.



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  • rusticexcentric???

    April 10, 2008

  • I heard this used on the radio today to describe the bias of the BBC towards news from London and the south of England. The context was the frantic reporting of the south being battered by 60mph gusts, against lower-key stories 2 weeks earlier when the north was buffeted by 80 mph winds.

    March 10, 2008