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Wed May 1, 2019, 07:58 AM

North Korea gives weather forecasts a makeover

North Korean newscasters are known among South Koreans for their stiff, overly formal demeanor and militaristic way of talking, and weather forecasts are no different. However, the state-operated Korean Central Television (KCTV) network has introduced a friendlier, more viewer-friendly format to its weather forecasts. While North Korean weather forecasters used to remain planted at their desks and simply read off the weather report in robotic fashion, they now stand in front of the green screen and gesture as their South Korean and Western counterparts. The change in format was officially made on Apr. 27.

http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_northkorea/892135.html

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rpannier May 2019 OP
dewsgirl May 2019 #1
Javaman May 2019 #5
dewsgirl May 2019 #6
rpannier May 2019 #7
Turbineguy May 2019 #2
Rambling Man May 2019 #3
Hortensis May 2019 #4

Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 08:04 AM

1. The main spokeslady scares the hell out of me.

This has to be nicer for the North Korean people, although they are probably used to be being screamed at to get their weather.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #1)

Wed May 1, 2019, 09:16 AM

5. todays forcast...

IT WILL BE PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING!!!!!

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Response to Javaman (Reply #5)

Wed May 1, 2019, 09:31 AM

6. She is terrifying. LOL

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Response to Javaman (Reply #5)

Wed May 1, 2019, 05:16 PM

7. If it is sunny and nice

the leader is responsible
Flooding and/or horrible, the U.S. is to blame - along with South Korea

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 08:47 AM

2. It's a coup!

Armed overthrow!

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 08:55 AM

3. FAKE NEWS

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 09:01 AM

4. Reminds me of the nice-looking building facades along Pyongyang's

main boulevards hiding the shoddy, slummy conditions inside. Weather reporting's gotten an upgrade on its facade. She's one of the elites who get to shop in stores with decent merchandise, but my guess is she'll have a big picture of Dear Leader in her apartment just like the rest of 25 million people afraid not to.

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