Saturday, March 29, 2008

Newsweek to offer live 'Popecast" of Benedict's visit

Newsweek is planning a live Webcast of Pope Benedict XVI's first visit to the United States:

Dubbed Newsweek's "Popecast" by video producer and contributing editor Tammy Haddad, the magazine will offer live streaming coverage of the Washington, D.C. portion of Benedict's trip, slated for April 15-20. The Webcast will be anchored by Newsweek editor Jon Meacham.

"It's all about the pageantry," says Haddad, a former top producer MSNBC who was retained by Newsweek last fall to map out its video coverage online.

(Hat tip: Huffington Post)