“As long as you have an English accent, you’ll work.”
--Rob Silverstein, the executive producer of "Access Hollywood," joking in the New York Times about the apparent high demand for British anchors and commentators for American coverage of Prince William and Kate Middleton's marriage. According to the Times, competition has been fierce between networks to secure the contributors and correspondents with the right amount of royal expertise. Upwards of 7,000 journalists are expected to be in London to cover the event, including over 500 employees alone from the BBC.
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