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BBC Breakfast visits UT Martin

01-17-2017


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut




MARTIN, Tenn. – Members of the BBC Breakfast show, the British-equivalent of “Good Morning America,” visited the University of Tennessee at Martin’s main campus Jan. 17 as part of a weeklong tour of the United States via U.S. Highway 45.

Jon Kay, senior correspondent; Alex Littlewood, producer; and Andy Alcroft, cameraman, are traveling from Milwaukee, Wis., to Mobile, Ala., this week to gather American opinions and insights on Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump as the nation’s 45th president.

The team visited with agriculture students in UT Martin’s stocker-feeder cattle course, led by Dr. Emalee Buttrey, assistant professor of animal science, and Mike Pierce, UT Martin farm manager. The students worked with university cattle to practice weighing, examining and vaccinating calves.

The BBC series focuses on a different subject each day. The sequence in which UT Martin will appear touches on the future president’s potential impact on the agriculture industry and rural America.

BBC Breakfast is the most-watched morning show on British television with an average of seven million viewers each day.

Keep an eye on UT Martin social media channels for clips from the BBC campus visit. The UT Martin segment is scheduled to air on British television Jan. 18 at approximately midnight Central Standard Time.

For more information, contact the UT Martin Office of University Relations at 731-881-7615.



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(top) Jon Kay (right), senior correspondent with the BBC Breakfast program, speaks with Kim Meacham (center), a senior from Chapel Hill, during UT Martin’s stocker-feeder cattle course Jan. 17. Cameraman Andy Alcroft stands by.

(bottom) Kay (left) took a moment to speak with student reporter Tori Seng (center), production manager with WUTM 90.3 FM “The Hawk,” UT Martin’s award-winning campus radio station. Dr. Richard Robinson, associate professor of communications and radio station adviser, is also pictured.

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