WAXAHACHIE — No, it is not the same British invasion that brought the Beatles and changed popular music. It is also not the same visit that prompted an American Patriot to ride his horse down a city street warning of their arrival.
But the British Broadcasting Company is coming and Waxahachie is on the itinerary.
Outside Source, a BBC World Service news production, will broadcast live from the Waxahachie Daily Light office Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon, according to a BBC announcement.
The three-city tour through America features three towns with newspapers that endorsed President Donald Trump during the 2016 election. The first stop is Monday, Nov. 6 at The Times-Gazette in Hillsboro, Ohio and the final visit will be Friday, Nov. 10 at the Arizona Republic in Phoenix, Arizona.
Outside Source anchor, Nuala McGovern stated via email that she looks forward to bringing the BBC's global audience to Waxahachie.
"The BBC wants to hear from the people why they voted for Mr. Trump and how they feel about the presidency so far," McGovern explained. "Donald Trump made a string of promises during his long campaign, so are his supporters happy with his achievements so far, or are they having second thoughts?"
Outside Source is tabbed as showcasing the best of BB's global resources using the company's international network of journalists, its worldwide audience and social media to reflect the current top stories and talking points from around the world. The two-hour program that has peak audiences in Europe, Africa, and America every weekday and is based in London.
The Daily Light will randomly choose 10 readers to sit-in on the broadcast. Some of those chosen will have the opportunity to be interviewed by the BBC team. If interested, comment with "Count me in" on the Facebook posting. We will notify those chosen by Tuesday evening.