18° North is a TV news magazine whose main purpose is to uncover stories related to the Caribbean that have gone unreported or been underreported for too long. If it’s political corruption or a celebration of success, this show promises to be bold, fair and in-depth, all while maintaining the highest level of journalistic standards. 18Degrees North will incite outrage, discomfort, marvel and praise but at its core, it will inform. Our hope is that more information can lead to better decisions, and better decisions can lead to greater prosperity for the Caribbean region and its Diaspora in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
18Degrees North will take inspiration from CBS’ 60 Minutes and ABC’s Nightline. It is one half hour long, with three video segments each, exploring topics as varied as politics, science, business, health, sports and culture. There will be interviews with newsmakers both locally and abroad and could include U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who has Barbadian roots; Trinidadian-born American rapper Nicki Minaj; and the fastest man in the world, Jamaican Usain Bolt.
For each season there will be 13 shows, or the equivalent of 39 video segments. Distribution will be on television, radio and on digital platforms in the Caribbean and Diaspora. 18Degress North will be a production of Global Reporters for the Caribbean.