I don't know if this is a long-term change, or just an effect of the network going into war-mode, but CNBC is currently showing "CNBC World" instead of doing their regular reruns of their evening shows to balance out the east and west coast feeds. Right now they're on CNBC Europe, and it's almost as good as having BBC World (which my package does not have). It's much better than "Kudlow and Cramer" (one of the most obnoxious pair-of-barking-head shows). So, here's hoping this continues. CNBC is actually a bearable network (most of the time), but it's terrible that it goes into infomercial mode on the weekends, while MSNBC is wasting almost as much air as the infomercials.
Nicely, the one of the local NPR providers does carry BBC World Service throughout the night, so I can be lulled to sleep by those intoxicating British voices and brain twisting sport scores. :)
Now if only Fox News could replace their barking head programming with... Oh hell, just about anything. O'Reilly was entertaining for about a week, but now I just want to punch the guy.