The Voice of America (VOA) launched Washington Barta (Washington Talk) Friday, its first television programming exclusively for Bangladesh, reports BDNEWS from Washington.
The inaugural programme featured an exclusive interview with Assistant US Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Richard Boucher.
"Our weekly Washington Barta is a five to six minute interview with a top newsmaker on issues concerning US-Bangladesh relations, South Asia, and the people of Bangladesh," said VOA Director David Jackson.
In an agreement with NTV, a major 24-hour news and entertainment satellite channel based in Dhaka, Washington Barta will air every Friday at 11:20 pm (Dhaka time), following NTV's nightly news, and will repeat Saturday morning at 10:30 am (Dhaka time), said a press release.
VOA's well-known Bangla broadcaster Iqbal Bahar Choudhury hosts the show from VOA headquarters in Washington, DC.