So Mediaworks are finally going to make some actual money from their eye watering contract with Paul Henry by launching a new multi-platform Breakfast show over TV, Radio and internet.
This is great news for Campbell Live who have dodged the bullet aimed at them that would have seen Henry replacing John at 7pm. The drum beat put out by the female Cameron Slater – Rachel Glucina – to bring in a co-host to dumb Campbell Live down and bait rumours that Henry would be a better match for 7pm will be put on hold as Henry’s aspirations get an airing in this new project.
It says something for the radio media landscape that the choices are between two right wing crypto fascist clowns like Henry and Hosking or the manicured lawn of Morning Report establishment – not exactly Good Morning Vietnam is it?
Predictable, boring and the same dross on content spin cycle repeat. No wonder NZers seem to have an enlightened view of society more akin to Ghengis Khan than Michael Joseph Savage.
The interest now comes from what TV3 will replace the Paul Henry show with. They could try something clever and look to their current stable of comedians to put together some type of interesting late night news show akin to the Daily Show. It’s time for media works to take some risks and allow a space where some experimental and interesting TV can be created.